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EtymologyEdit

From odd (uneven, strange)

NounEdit

odds (plural only)

  1. The ratio of the probabilities of an event happening to that of it not happening.
    I'd say the odds are strongly in favor of the sun rising tomorrow morning.
  2. The ratio of winnings to stake in betting situations.

Usage notesEdit

  • The word "odds" was formerly sometimes used with a singular verb, e.g. (Stephen S. Foster) "If there be any difference in the two crimes, the odds is in favor of the foreign enslaver."

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English odds

NounEdit

odds m (definite singular oddsen, indefinite plural odds, definite plural oddsene)

  1. odds

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English odds

NounEdit

odds m (definite singular oddsen, indefinite plural odds, definite plural oddsa)

  1. odds

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