Memidex: Free online dictionary/thesaurus and more....
| Free Tools | Preferences | About | Contact | Index

oddsmakers

oddsmakers is a plural form of oddsmaker

oddsmaker

Definition:

someone who sets the betting odds based on calculations of the outcome of a contest (especially a horse race)

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

oddsmakers

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

odds + maker
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Oxford Dictionary:

oddsmaker [North American]

a person who works for a bookmaker by predicting a future event, such as the outcome of a race, and setting the odds for betting on it (27 of 47 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/oddsmaker

oddsmaker

Syllabification: (odds·mak·er) | [North American] | a person who calculates or predicts the outcome of a contest, such as a horse race or an election, ... (23 of 46 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/oddsmaker

American Heritage Dictionary:

oddsmaker

One who calculates and sets betting odds based on the prediction of the result of a contest such as a horserace or an election. (24 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/oddsmaker

Random House Dictionary:

oddsmaker | odds-maker

a person who calculates or predicts the outcome of a contest, as in sports or politics, and sets betting odds. (20 of 26 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/oddsmaker

Wiktionary:

oddsmaker | oddsmakers [plural]

A person who sets odds for gambling (7 of 22 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/oddsmaker

New World Dictionary:

oddsmaker

a person, usually an expert, who estimates the odds, or advantage, in betting or competing (15 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/oddsmaker

Merriam-Webster:

oddsmaker

one who figures betting odds (5 of 16 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/oddsmaker

Collins Dictionary:

handicapper

an official appointed to assign handicaps to competitors in such sports as golf and horse racing | a newspaper columnist employed to estimate the ... (23 of 373 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/handicapper

Wikipedia:

Gambling

the wagering of money or something of material value on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods. Gambling thus requires three elements be present: consideration, chance and prize. ... (38 of 2478 words, 7 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Gambling

Macmillan British Dictionary:

gambler [countable] | gamblers [plural]

someone who likes playing games that involve gambling or likes risking their money on the result of races and competitions | someone who is ready to ... (25 of 64 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gambler

Cambridge Dictionary:

gambler

someone who often bets (risks money on the result) money, for example in a game or on a horse race (20 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gambler

Britannica Encyclopedia:

handicap [sports]

in sports and games, method of offsetting the varying abilities or characteristics of competitors in order to equalize their chances of winning. ... (22 of 235 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/254202​/handicap

Encarta Dictionary:

oddsmaker | oddsmakers [plural]

an official calculator of betting odds (6 of 20 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684491​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

oddsmaker | oddsmakers [plural]

Origin: odds + maker

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/oddsmaker

odds

Origin: odd ("uneven, strange")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/odds

maker | makers [plural]

Origin: make + -er. Compare makar.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/maker

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

oddsmaker

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "oddsmaker"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "oddsmaker"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "oddsmaker" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/oddsmaker

odds-maker

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "odds-maker"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "odds-maker"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/odds-maker

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

oddsmaker

Audio: North American pronunciation of "oddsmaker"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=oddsma​01 word=oddsmaker

YourDictionary Audio:

oddsmaker

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "oddsmaker" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/oddsmaker

Page last updated: 2013-06-26

Copyright © 2008-2013 Memidex