An example of odds are 5 points given to the lowest ranking team in a league when they play a game with the highest ranking team.
Won the contest by considerable odds.
A winning bettor who got odds of 3 to 1 is paid three times as much as he or she bet.
- In disagreement; in conflict:.
- In every possible way; unquestionably:.By all odds it is the best film of the year.
- In disagreement; quarreling.
- By far; unquestionably.
- The likelihood is.
Origin of odds
- Pl. of odd
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From odd (“uneven, strange")