# odds

## Noun

 Singular none Plural odds

(plural only; not used in singular form)

1. (countable), (mathematics) In statistics, the odds are the chance something will happen divided by the chance it will not happen:
1. If "p" is the chance it will happen: ${\displaystyle {\frac {p}{1-p}}}$
2. The odds something will not happen: ${\displaystyle {\frac {1-p}{p}}}$
What are the odds of winning in this game?
The odds of rolling a six are one in five, or 1 / 5.
2. (countable), (informal) The odds of something happening is the chance it will happen.
I don't like the odds here.
The odds of rolling a six are one in six, or 1 / 6.