VS.

Odd vs. Chance

Published:

Oddadjective

Differing from what is usual, ordinary or expected.

‘She slept in, which was very odd.’;

Chanceadverb

(obsolete) Perchance; perhaps.

Oddadjective

Peculiar, singular and strange in looks or character; eccentric, bizarre.

Chancenoun

(countable) An opportunity or possibility.

‘We had the chance to meet the president last week.’;

Oddadjective

(not comparable) Without a corresponding mate in a pair or set; unmatched; (of a pair or set) mismatched.

‘Optimistically, he had a corner of a drawer for odd socks.’; ‘My cat Fluffy has odd eyes: one blue and one brown.’;

Chancenoun

(uncountable) Random occurrence; luck.

‘Why leave it to chance when a few simple steps will secure the desired outcome?’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Oddadjective

(not comparable) Left over, remaining after the rest have been paired or grouped.

‘I'm the odd one out.’;

Chancenoun

(countable) The probability of something happening.

‘There is a 30 percent chance of rain tomorrow.’;

Oddadjective

(not comparable) Left over or remaining (as a small amount) after counting, payment, etc.

Chancenoun

What befalls or happens to a person; their lot or fate.

Oddadjective

(not comparable) Scattered; occasional, infrequent; not forming part of a set or pattern.

‘I don't speak Latin well, so in hearing a dissertation in Latin, I would only be able to make out the odd word of it.’; ‘but for the odd exception’;

Chanceadjective

Happening by chance, casual.

ADVERTISEMENT

Oddadjective

(not comparable) Not regular or planned.

‘He's only worked odd jobs.’;

Chanceverb

To happen by chance, to occur.

‘It chanced that I found a solution the very next day.’;

Oddadjective

(not comparable) Used or employed for odd jobs.

Chanceverb

To befall; to happen to.

Oddadjective

Numerically indivisible by two.

‘The product of odd numbers is also odd.’;

Chanceverb

To try or risk.

‘Shall we carry the umbrella, or chance a rainstorm?’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Oddadjective

(not comparable) Numbered with an odd number.

‘How do I print only the odd pages?’;

Chanceverb

To discover something by chance.

‘He chanced upon a kindly stranger who showed him the way.’;

Oddadjective

About, approximately; somewhat more than (an approximated round number).

‘There were thirty-odd people in the room.’;

Chanceverb

(Belize) To rob, cheat or swindle someone.

‘I was chanced out of my money by that fast-talking salesman.’;

Oddadjective

Out of the way, secluded.

Chancenoun

A supposed material or psychical agent or mode of activity other than a force, law, or purpose; fortune; fate; - in this sense often personified.

‘It is strictly and philosophically true in nature and reason that there is no such thing as chance or accident; it being evident that these words do not signify anything really existing, anything that is truly an agent or the cause of any event; but they signify merely men's ignorance of the real and immediate cause.’; ‘Any society into which chance might throw him.’; ‘That powerWhich erring men call Chance.’;

Oddadjective

(sports) On the left.

‘He served from the odd court.’;

Chancenoun

The operation or activity of such agent.

‘By chance a priest came down that way.’;

Oddadjective

(obsolete) Singular in excellence; matchless; peerless; outstanding.

Chancenoun

The supposed effect of such an agent; something that befalls, as the result of unknown or unconsidered forces; the issue of uncertain conditions; an event not calculated upon; an unexpected occurrence; a happening; accident; fortuity; casualty.

‘In the field of observation, chance favors only the mind that is prepared.’; ‘It was a chance that happened to us.’; ‘The Knave of Diamonds tries his wily arts,And wins (O shameful chance!) the Queen of Hearts.’; ‘I spake of most disastrous chance.’;

Oddnoun

An odd number.

‘So let's see. There are two evens here and three odds.’;

Chancenoun

A possibility; a likelihood; an opportunity; - with reference to a doubtful result; as, a chance to escape; a chance for life; the chances are all against him.

‘So weary with disasters, tugged with fortune.That I would get my life on any chance,To mend it, or be rid on 't’;

Oddnoun

(colloquial) Something left over, not forming part of a set.

‘I've got three complete sets of these trading cards for sale, plus a few dozen odds.’;

Chancenoun

Probability.

Oddadjective

Not paired with another, or remaining over after a pairing; without a mate; unmatched; single; as, an odd shoe; an odd glove.

Chanceverb

To happen, come, or arrive, without design or expectation.

‘If a bird's nest chance to be before thee.’; ‘I chanced on this letter.’; ‘How chance, thou art returned so soon?’;

Oddadjective

Not divisible by 2 without a remainder; not capable of being evenly paired, one unit with another; as, 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, etc., are odd numbers.

‘I hope good luck lies in odd numbers.’;

Chanceverb

To take the chances of; to venture upon; - usually with it as object.

‘Come what will, I will chance it.’;

Oddadjective

Left over after a definite round number has been taken or mentioned; indefinitely, but not greatly, exceeding a specified number; extra.

‘Sixteen hundred and odd years after the earth was made, it was destroyed in a deluge.’; ‘There are yet missing of your companySome few odd lads that you remember not.’;

Chanceverb

To befall; to happen to.

Oddadjective

Remaining over; unconnected; detached; fragmentary; hence, occasional; inconsiderable; as, odd jobs; odd minutes; odd trifles.

Chanceadjective

Happening by chance; casual.

Oddadjective

Different from what is usual or common; unusual; singular; peculiar; unique; strange.

‘The odd man, to perform all things perfectly, is, in my poor opinion, Joannes Sturmius.’; ‘Patients have sometimes coveted odd things.’; ‘Locke's Essay would be a very odd book for a man to make himself master of, who would get a reputation by critical writings.’;

Chanceadverb

By chance; perchance.

Oddadjective

not divisible by two

Chancenoun

a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances;

‘the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington’; ‘now is your chance’;

Oddadjective

not easily explained;

‘it is odd that his name is never mentioned’;

Chancenoun

an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another;

‘bad luck caused his downfall’; ‘we ran into each other by pure chance’;

Oddadjective

an indefinite quantity more than that specified;

‘invited 30-odd guests’;

Chancenoun

a risk involving danger;

‘you take a chance when you let her drive’;

Oddadjective

beyond or deviating from the usual or expected;

‘a curious hybrid accent’; ‘her speech has a funny twang’; ‘they have some funny ideas about war’; ‘had an odd name’; ‘the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves’; ‘something definitely queer about this town’; ‘what a rum fellow’; ‘singular behavior’;

Chancenoun

a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur;

‘what is the probability of rain?’; ‘we have a good chance of winning’;

Oddadjective

of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g.

Chanceverb

be the case by chance;

‘I chanced to meet my old friend in the street’;

Oddadjective

not used up;

‘leftover meatloaf’; ‘she had a little money left over so she went to a movie’; ‘some odd dollars left’; ‘saved the remaining sandwiches for supper’; ‘unexpended provisions’;

Chanceverb

take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome;

‘When you buy these stocks you are gambling’;

Chanceverb

come upon, as if by accident; meet with;

‘We find this idea in Plato’; ‘I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here’; ‘She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day’;

Chanceadjective

occurring or appearing or singled out by chance;

‘their accidental meeting led to a renewal of their friendship’; ‘seek help from casual passers-by’; ‘a casual meeting’; ‘a chance occurrence’;

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons