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odds

odds

 
pronunciation:
adz
phrases:
at odds, by all odds
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: plural noun
definition 1: the probability that one thing is more likely to happen than another.
The odds are that he will not arrive today.
definition 2: a ratio that expresses such a probability.
The odds are two to one that the home team will win.
definition 3: a point allowance given to the weaker side in a competition so as to provide each side with an equal chance of winning; handicap.
definition 4: the advantage held by one side or participant in a competition.
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phrase: at odds
phrase: by all odds