Meaning of ODDS
Pronunciation:   âdz



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [n] the probability of a specified outcome
 [n] the ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another; "he offered odds of two to one"


ODDS is a 4 letter word that starts with O. 
 Synonyms:   betting odds, likelihood, likeliness 

 Antonyms:   unlikelihood, unlikeliness  
 See Also:   probability, ratio  
Webster's 1913 Dictionary 

 Definition:   \Odds\ ([o^]dz), n. sing. & pl. [See {Odd}, a.]
1. Difference in favor of one and against another; excess of
one of two things or numbers over the other; inequality;
advantage; superiority; hence, excess of chances;
probability. ``Pre["e]minent by so much odds.'' Milton.
``The fearful odds of that unequal fray.'' Trench.
The odds Is that we scarce are men and you are gods.
Shak.
There appeared, at least, four to one odds against
them. Swift.
All the odds between them has been the different
scope . . . given to their understandings to range
in. Locke.
Judging is balancing an account and determining on
which side the odds lie. Locke.
2. Quarrel; dispute; debate; strife;  chiefly in the phrase
at odds.
Set them into confounding odds. Shak.
I can not speak Any beginning to this peevish odds.
Shak.
{At odds}, in dispute; at variance. ``These squires at odds
did fall.'' Spenser. ``He flashes into one gross crime
or other, that sets us all at odds.'' Shak.
{It is odds}, it is probable. [Obs.]


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