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odds /ˈɑdz/

不平等,幾率,機會,勝算

Odds n. sing. & pl.

1. 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 *“Preeminent by so much odds.”* --

The odds

Is that we scarce are men and you are gods. --

2. Quarrel; dispute; debate; strife; -- chiefly in the phrase

I can not speak

Any beginning to this peevish odds. --

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

odds

n 1: the probability of a specified outcome [syn: likelihood, likeliness]

[ant: unlikelihood, unlikelihood]

2: the ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that

of another; "he offered odds of two to one" [syn: betting

odds]