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- Rhymes: -ɒdz
From odd (“uneven, strange”)
odds (plural only)
- The ratio of the probabilities of an event happening to that of it not happening.
- I'd say the odds are strongly in favor of the sun rising tomorrow morning.
- The ratio of winnings to stake in betting situations.
- The word "odds" is sometimes used with a singular verb, making the usage example given above: The odds is strongly in favor ....
Terms derived from odds
the ratio of the probabilities of an event happening to that of it not happening
the ratio of winnings to stake in betting situations