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.
The odds are that she will get the nomination on the first ballot.
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")