Definition of Odds:

  1. Probable number of times an event is likely to occur, expressed as the ratio of number of probable occurrences to the number of probable non-occurrences. Thus, if an event A has an associated probability p, the probability of its not occurring is (1-p), and odds on A are = p ÷ (1 - p).

Synonyms of Odds

Advantage, Agreement to disagree, Allowance, Aptitude, Asymmetry, At daggers drawn, At loggerheads, At odds, At variance, Bulge, Chance, Chances, Clashing, Coign of vantage, Conflicting, Contrariety, Contrast, Cross-purposes, Deadwood, Debris, Departure, Deviation, Difference, Difference of opinion, Differing, Difficulty, Disaccord, Disaccordance, Disagreeing, Disagreement, Disconformity, Discongruity, Discordance, Discrepancy, Discreteness, Disequilibrium, Disparity, Disproportion, Dissent, Dissimilarity, Dissonance, Distinction, Distinctness, Divergence, Divergency, Diversity, Dividedness, Division, Draw, Drop, Edge, Equivalent odds, Even break, Even chance, Expectation, Fair expectation, Fair shake, Far cry, Favorable prospect, Fifty-fifty, Flying start, Fragments, Good chance, Half a chance, Handicap, Head start, Heterogeneity, Hundred-to-one shot, Imbalance, In disagreement, In opposition, Inaccordance, Inadequacy, Incompatibility, Incongruity, Inconsistency, Inconsonance, Inequality, Inequity, Inharmonious, Inharmoniousness, Inharmony, Injustice, Inside track, Insufficiency, Irreconcilability, Irregularity, Jump, Lead, Leavings, Leftovers, Liability, Likelihood, Likeliness, Litter, Long odds, Long shot, Misunderstanding, Mixture, No chance, Nonconformity, Nonuniformity, Oddments, Odds and ends, Opposition, Otherness, Out of line, Outlook, Overbalance, Particles, Polarization, Presumption, Presumptive evidence, Price, Probabilism, Probability, Prospect, Reasonable ground, Reasonable hope, Rubbish, Running start, Scraps, Separateness, Short odds, Shortcoming, Shreds, Small chance, Something extra, Something in reserve, Square odds, Standoff, Start, Superiority, Tendency, Toss, Toss-up, Touch and go, Unbalance, Unconformity, Unevenness, Unfair discrimination, Unlikeness, Unorthodoxy, Upper hand, Vantage, Vantage ground, Vantage point, Variance, Variation, Variegation, Variety, Verisimilitude, Well-grounded hope, Whip hand

How to use Odds in a sentence?

  1. The odds of that occurring were quite small but we decided to invest in insurance to safeguard us from unexpected losses.
  2. Even though it is tempting to believe that after a coin has been flipped ten times and turned up heads each time, that the next time has a greater chance of coming up tails, the odds of that happening are still only fifty/fifty.
  3. If you want to try out a new risky venture you must weigh the odds and decide if the reward is better than the risk.

Meaning of Odds & Odds Definition