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odds, plural;
  1. The ratio between the amounts staked by the parties to a bet, based on the expected probability either way
    • - the bookies are offering odds of 8-1
    • - it is possible for the race to be won at very long odds
  2. The chances or likelihood of something happening or being the case
    • - the odds are that he is no longer alive
    • - the odds against this ever happening are high
  3. Superiority in strength, power, or resources; advantage
    • - she clung to the lead against all the odds
    • - the odds were overwhelmingly in favor of the banks rather than the customer

  1. the likelihood of a thing occurring rather than not occurring
  2. the ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another; "he offered odds of two to one"
  3. The odds in favor of an event or a proposition are expressed as the ratio of a pair of integers, such that the first represents the relative likelihood that the event will happen, and the second, the relative likelihood it won't, as in "the odds that a randomly chosen day of the week is a Sunday ...
  4. Odds are a Canadian alternative rock band. The band's power pop style has been frequently compared to that of contemporaries such as Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Weezer, Tom Petty, Sloan, The Clash, XTC, Franz Ferdinand, and The Tubes.
  5. A handicap (or "odds") in chess is a way to enable a weaker player to have a chance of winning against a stronger one. There are many kinds of such handicaps, such as material odds, extra moves (i.e. ...
  6. The ratio of the probabilities of an event happening to that of it not happening; The ratio of winnings to stake in betting situations
  7. The probability of making a hand vs. the probability of not making a hand.
  8. Another way of expressing probability, often used in betting on sports. If an event has a 10% probability of happening, there are 9 ways it can happen for every 1 that it can't, so the odds are expressed as "9 to 1 against".
  9. ratio of probabilities or the amount a bet pays. For example 2-1, 3 -2.
  10. are a ratio of events to non-events. If the event rate for a disease is 0.1 (10 per cent), its nonevent rate is 0.9 and therefore its odds are 1:9, or 0.111. Note that this is not the same expression as the inverse of event rate.
  11. the ratio between the amount to be paid to the winning player and the amount bet.
  12. The probability of achieving or/not achieving a desired hand.
  13. Chances of winning an expected set expressed in percentage.
  14. Also referred to as the price. The returns a bookmaker offers for a selection to win.
  15. Odds are a way of expressing a probability as the ratio of the number of things that you are not looking for to the number of things that you are looking for. ...
  16. Odds are the bookmaker's view of the chance of a competitor winning (adjusted to include a profit).
  17. The likelihood of the outcome occurring, stated in numbers form.
  18. The likelihood of an event happening.
  19. Ratio of probabilities
  20. Noun. Loose change. Probably short for odds and sods. [Merseyside use]
  21. The likelihood of an event taking place is called it's odds. There are many ways of expressing odds such as fractional, decimal, American and probability.
  22. a proportion in which the numerator contains the number of times an event occurs and the denominator includes the number of times the event does not occur.
  23. the ratio of success to failure in probability calculations. For example, the odds of drawing a heart from a deck of cards are 13 to 39, or 1 to 3. By contrast, the probability of drawing a heart is 0.25 or one out of four.
  24. The sportsbook opinion what team will win a game. Typical odds are the pointspread or moneyline.
  25. The chances of a horse to win a particular race based on the pari-mutuel wagering of the general public.  The payouts for a $2 bet with corresponding odds are listed below: