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Odds vs. Odd

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  • Odds (noun)

    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."

  • Odds (noun)

    The ratio of winnings to stake in betting situations.

  • Odds (noun)

    plural of odd

  • Odd (adjective)

    Differing from what is usual, ordinary or expected.

    "unusual|strange|Thesaurus:strange"

    "common|familiar|mediocre|Thesaurus:common"

    "She slept in, which was very odd."

  • Odd (adjective)

    Without a corresponding mate in a pair or set; unmatched; mismatched.

    "single|mismatched"

    "Optimistically, he had a corner of a drawer for odd socks."

    "My cat Fluffy has odd eyes: one blue and one brown."

  • Odd (adjective)

    Left over, remaining after the rest have been paired or grouped.

    "I'm the odd one out."

  • Odd (adjective)

    Left over or remaining (as a small amount) after counting, payment, etc.

  • Odd (adjective)

    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"

  • Odd (adjective)

    Not regular or planned.

    "He's only worked odd jobs."

  • Odd (adjective)

    Used or employed for odd jobs.

  • Odd (adjective)

    Numerically indivisible by two.

    "even"

    "The product of odd numbers is also odd."

  • Odd (adjective)

    Numbered with an odd number.

    "How do I print only the odd pages?"

  • Odd (adjective)

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

    "Thesaurus:about|Thesaurus:approximately"

    "There were thirty-odd people in the room."

  • Odd (adjective)

    Out of the way, secluded.

  • Odd (adjective)

    On the left.

    "He served from the odd court."

  • Odd (adjective)

    Singular in excellence; matchless; peerless; outstanding. since the 1400s

  • Odd (noun)

    An odd number.

    "So let's see. There are two evens here and three odds."

  • Odd (noun)

    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."

Wiktionary
  • Odds

    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. The odds are often expressed by a ratio; as, the odds are three to one that he will win, i. e. he will win three times out of four

  • Odds

    Quarrel; dispute; debate; strife; - chiefly in the phrase at odds.

  • Odd (adjective)

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

  • Odd (adjective)

    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.

  • Odd (adjective)

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

  • Odd (adjective)

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

  • Odd (adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Odds (noun)

    the probability of a specified outcome

  • Odds (noun)

    the ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another;

    "he offered odds of two to one"

  • Odd (adjective)

    not divisible by two

  • Odd (adjective)

    not easily explained;

    "it is odd that his name is never mentioned"

  • Odd (adjective)

    an indefinite quantity more than that specified;

    "invited 30-odd guests"

  • Odd (adjective)

    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"

  • Odd (adjective)

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

  • Odd (adjective)

    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"

Princeton's WordNet

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