Part of speech: noun

Advantage; allowance by way of handicap.

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Usage examples "odds":

  1. Now let us review and see what we have out of the odds and ends that we found that we had on hand to start with, and what a luncheon it would make. - "Cookery for Little Girls", Olive Hyde Foster.
  2. He could scarcely believe his eyes, and wondered how he and his companions had ever secured a victory against such heavy odds. - "Frank on the Lower Mississippi", Harry Castlemon.
  3. Four to fifty; that's heavy odds. - "America's War for Humanity", Thomas Herbert Russell.