- Rhymes: -ɒdz
From odd (“uneven, strange”)
odds (plural only)
- 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.
- The ratio of winnings to stake in betting situations.
- The word "odds" is sometimes used with a singular verb, making the usage example given above: The odds is strongly in favor ....
Terms derived from odds
the ratio of the probabilities of an event happening to that of it not happening