Odds

Definition of Odds

Pronunciation: ǒdz
n. sing. &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. The odds are often expressed by a ratio; as, the odds are three to one that he will win, i. e. he will win three times out of four
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.
It is odds
it is probable; same as odds are, but no longer used.
- Spenser.
odds are
it is probable; as, odds are he will win the gold medal.
- Jer. Taylor.
Odds and ends
that which is left; remnants; fragments; refuse; scraps; miscellaneous articles.
slim odds
low odds; poor chances; as, there are slim odds he will win any medal.
- W. Irving.

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