## Look up: Odds

1. odds
[Noun] The likelihood, or chance, of something happening. Also 'odds' are the probability of a horse winning a race.
Example: Tom said that the odds were 10 to 1 against him passing his exams. The chance of my horse coming first in the race is 25 to one. The odds on my horse are 25:1.

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2. odds
[n] - the ratio by which one better`s wager is greater than that of another
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3. Odds
The odds of an event happening is the ratio of the number of times the event happens divided by the number of times it does not happen.
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4. odds
Ratio of the probability of occurrence of an event to that of non-occurrence, or the ratio of the probability that something is so, to the probability that it is not so.
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5. Odds
The ratio of the probability of an event happening, to that of it not happening.
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6. Odds
Odds (ŏdz) noun sing. & plural [ See Odd , adjective ] 1. Difference in favor of one and against another; excess of one of two things or numbers over the other; inequality; advantage; superiority; hence, exces...
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7. odds
The ratio of probability of occurrence to non-occurrence of an event. ... Origin: pl. Of odd, fr. M.E. Odde, fr. O.Norse oddi, odd number ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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8. odds
noun the likelihood of a thing occurring rather than not occurring
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9. odds
betting odds noun the ratio by which one better`s wager is greater than that of another; `he offered odds of two to one`
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10. Odds
• (a.) Difference in favor of one and against another; excess of one of two things or numbers over the other; inequality; advantage; superiority; hence, excess of chances; probability. • (a.) Quarrel; dispute; debate; strife; -- chiefly in the phrase at odds.
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11. odds
(from the article `gambling`) ...one wins (dies), the win is paid out to one`s relatives, and if one loses (survives the specified time), the wager (premium) is kept by the ... The oldest form of betting is probably one in which gamblers bet winner take all on the outcome of a contest. Today one of ...
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12. Odds
[band] Odds are a Canadian alternative rock band. The band`s power pop style has been frequently compared to that of contemporaries such as Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Weezer, Tom Petty, Sloan, The Clash, XTC, Franz Ferdinand, and The Tubes.{Citation needed|date=September 2008} ==History== ===O...
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1. Odds
The odds against Sunday are 6:1 or 6/1 = 6: it is 6 times as likely that a random day is not a Sunday. Example #2: There are 5 red marbles, 2 green marbles, and 8 yellow marbles. What are the odds against of picking one yellow marble? Answer: 7/8 Hence `odds` are an expression of relative probabili...
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2. odds
1. the probability of a specified outcome
2. the ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another

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3. odds
a statement of the probabilities that an event will or will not happen. If an event has a-b (or a to b, or a:b) odds in its favor, then the probability is being divided into a + b parts; the probability is a/(a + b) that the event will happen and b/(a + b) that it will not happen. In sports, however...
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4. Odds
Odds is British slang for to risk, to take a chance on.
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5. Odds
Odds is British slang for to risk, to take a chance on.
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6. odds
Type: Term Pronunciation: odz Definitions: 1. The ratio of probability of occurrence to nonoccurrence of an event.
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7. Odds
Basically odds represent the chance of your horse winning - as defined by the bookmaker. So odds of 5/1 (which means 5 to 1) mean the bookmaker think it has a 1 in 6 chance of winning. To calculate your potential winnings, you multiply your stake by the odds. For example, if the odds are 5/1, and yo...

8. Odds
The amount a bet pays off. For example, 10 to 1, 3 to 1, 30 to 1, etc.
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9. Odds
the ration between the amounts staked on the outcome of a bet, based on the probability either way.
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10. Odds
the mathematical chances that a particular event will occur
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11. Odds
the mathematical chances that a particular event will occur
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12. Odds
The sportsbook's or bookmaker's view of the chance of a competitor winning (adjusted to include a profit). The figure or fraction by which a bookmaker or totalisator offers to multiply a bettor's stake, which the bettor is entitled to receive (plus his or her own stake) if their selection wins.
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13. odds
1) ... and ends 2) 'against all ...-' (phil collins) 3) 'against all ...' 4) 'against all ..' 5) 'the wizard of ...' (short-lived alex trebek game show) 6) 'what are the ......?' 7) 2
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