Definitions for oddsɒdz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the probability that something is so or is more likely to occur than something else:
The odds are that it will rain today.
this probability, expressed as a ratio:
The odds are two-to-one that it will rain today.
an equalizing allowance, as that given the weaker player in a contest; handicap.
an advantage or degree of superiority favoring one of two contestants.
an amount or degree by which one thing is better or worse than another.
Idioms for odds:
at odds,at variance; in disagreement:
at odds over politics.
by all odds,in every respect; undoubtedly.
* (usu. with a pl. v.).
Origin of odds:
the likelihood of a thing occurring rather than not occurring
odds, betting odds(noun)
the ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another
"he offered odds of two to one"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
how likely sth is to happen
indicates sth is unlikely
The odds are against him staying in power.
indicates sth is likely
The odds are in favor of intelligent life existing in the universe.
sth difficult that must be overcome
despite sth difficult
They succeeded against all the odds.
the relationship between two numbers that shows sb's chances of winning or losing a bet
The odds on the horse are 4 to 1.
a politician at odds with her party
The statement is at odds with the statement he made last week.
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.
Translations for odds
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
The odds are that he will win.
- die waarskynlikste is dat, waarskynlik salAfrikaans
- أرْجَحِيّه، إحْتِمالاتArabic
- probabilidadesPortuguese (BR)
- naděje, pravděpodobnostCzech
- die ChanceGerman
- chance; sandsynlighedDanish
- πιθανότητα, ενδεχόμενοGreek
- probabilidades, posibilidadesSpanish
- संभाव्यता, संयोगHindi
- valószínűség, esély, kilátásokHungarian
- 가망, 확률Korean
- galimybė, šansaiLithuanian
- izredzes; iespējaLatvian
- sjanser, odds, sannsynlighetNorwegian
- şanse; probabilitateRomanian
- шансы; вероятностьRussian
- chanser, utsikterSwedish
- olasılık, ihtimalTurkish
- 機會，可能性Chinese (Trad.)
- lợi thếVietnamese
- 机会，可能性Chinese (Simp.)
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