division, the unit in excess of an even number; thus in numeration the word is used of a number either above or below a
See also:round number, an indefinite
See also:cardinal number, as " eighty and
See also:odd," or " eighty odd." As applied to individuals, the sense of " one
See also:left after a division " leads to that of " solitary," and thus of " uncommon " or "
See also:strange." In the plural, " odds " was originally used to denote inequalities especially in the phrase " to make odds even." The sense of a difference in benefit leads to such colloquialisms as " makes no odds," while that of variance appears in the expression " to be at odds." In betting " the odds " is the
See also:advantage given by one
See also:person to another in proportion to the supposed chances of success .
ODDE, or ODDA
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