odds odds  /ˈɑdz/


  1. (n) the likelihood of a thing occurring rather than not occurring
  2. (n) the ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another


  1. The Odds: Toothy smile, lack of any detectable personality the odds are long.
  2. But the odds are different and lower for someone who has already been treated and in whom the cancer is recurring.


  1. Manziel the favorite? Sizing up '13 Heisman odds

    It’s worth noting that Sheridan told AL.com that his odds are not predictions; otherwise, Miller would be significantly lower on his list. “Is [Miller] as good as Manziel?” Sheridan asked. “He’s not even in the same league with Manziel, or Yeldon or Murray.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Defying the odds: Despite having two surgeries, Rey Carrion shows determination in his comeback

    Lorain’s Rey Carrion has defied all odds. Carrion, a second-year catcher on the Lorain County Ironmen, has taken one of the most unique paths of any player calling The Pipe Yard their home.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Morning Journal

  3. US Open Odds 2013: Showcasing Stars with Best Vegas Chances to Win

    According to Vegas, Tiger Woods , Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson have the best odds to win the 2013 U.S. Open.  It's important to note that a betting favorite doesn't always win. In the past five years, underdogs have claimed the U.S. Open three times—Lucas Glover in 2009, Graeme McDowell in 2010 and Webb Simpson in 2012. U.S. Open Odds for Top Contenders   Golfer Odds Tiger Woods 5-1 Phil ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "We love the Beatles, and it has been painful being at odds with them over these trademarks," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "It feels great to resolve this in a positive manner, and in a way that should remove the potential of further...
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Steve Jobs Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "In Las Vegas most people know that the odds are stacked against them," Ensign said. "On Wall Street they manipulate the odds while you're playing the game."
    on Apr 27, 2010 By: John Ensign Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "He has won 70 times. I've only won once. So 70-1 odds," Yang said. "I might as well go for broke."
    on Aug 15, 2009 By: Yang Yong-eun Source: AFP

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untenable untenable
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