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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [odz]
    • /ɒdz/
    • /ɒdz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [odz]
    • /ɒdz/

Definitions of odds word

  • noun odds something that is odd. 1
  • noun odds Golf. a stroke more than the opponent has played. British. a stroke taken from a player's total score for a hole in order to give him or her odds. 1
  • idioms odds at odds, at variance; in disagreement: They were usually at odds over political issues. 1
  • idioms odds by all odds, in every respect; by far; undoubtedly: She is by all odds the brightest child in the family. Also, by long odds, by odds. 1
  • adjective odds differing in nature from what is ordinary, usual, or expected: an odd choice. 1
  • adjective odds singular or peculiar in a strange or eccentric way: an odd person; odd manners. 1

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Origin of odds

First appearance:

before 1490
One of the 26% oldest English words
First recorded in 1490-1500; special use of odd

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Parts of speech for Odds


odds popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for odds

noun odds

  • chances — Plural form of chance.
  • probability — the quality or fact of being probable.
  • likelihood — the state of being likely or probable; probability.
  • balance — If you balance something somewhere, or if it balances there, it remains steady and does not fall.
  • favour — to regard with favor: to favor an enterprise.

Antonyms for odds

noun odds

  • disadvantage — absence or deprivation of advantage or equality.
  • equality — The state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities.
  • likeness — a representation, picture, or image, especially a portrait: to draw a good likeness of Churchill.
  • sameness — the state or quality of being the same; identity; uniformity.
  • similarity — the state of being similar; likeness; resemblance.

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