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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 odds /ˈɑdz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.” --Milton. “The fearful odds of that unequal fray.”
 The odds
 Is that we scarce are men and you are gods.   --Shak.
    There appeared, at least, four to one odds against them.   --Swift.
    All the odds between them has been the different scope . . . given to their understandings to range in.   --Locke.
    Judging is balancing an account and determining on which side the odds lie.   --Locke.
 2. Quarrel; dispute; debate; strife; -- chiefly in the phrase at odds.
    Set them into confounding odds.   --Shak.
 I can not speak
 Any beginning to this peevish odds.   --Shak.
 At odds, in dispute; at variance. “These squires at odds did fall.” --Spenser. “He flashes into one gross crime or other, that sets us all at odds.”  --Shak.
 It is odds, it is probable; same as odds are, but no longer used. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.
 odds are it is probable; as, odds are he will win the gold medal.
 Odds and ends, that which is left; remnants; fragments; refuse; scraps; miscellaneous articles. “My brain is filled . . . with all kinds of odds and ends.” --W. Irving.
 slim odds low odds; poor chances; as, there are slim odds he will win any medal.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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