Definitions for oddɒd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oddɒd(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. differing in nature from what is usual or expected:

    an odd creature; an odd choice.

  2. peculiar or eccentric:

    an odd person.

  3. fantastic; bizarre:

    an odd taste in clothing.

  4. leaving a remainder of 1 when divided by 2, as a number

    3, 15, and 181 are odd numbers.

    Category: Math

    Ref: (opposed to even) 1 1 6

  5. more or less, esp. a little more (used in combination with a round number):

    I owe three hundred-odd dollars.

  6. being part of a pair, set, or series of which the rest is lacking:

    an odd glove.

  7. remaining after all others are paired, grouped, or divided into equal numbers or parts:

    Who gets the odd burger?

  8. not forming part of any particular group, set, or class:

    to pick up odd bits of information.

  9. not regular or full-time; occasional:

    odd jobs.

  10. Math. (of a function) having a sign that changes when the sign of each independent variable is changed at the same time.

    Category: Math

Origin of odd:

1300–50; ME < ON odda-, in oddatala odd number, from oddi point of land, angle, third or odd number; c. OE ord point, OHG ort point, place


Princeton's WordNet

  1. odd, uneven(adj)

    not divisible by two

  2. odd(adj)

    not easily explained

    "it is odd that his name is never mentioned"

  3. odd(adj)

    an indefinite quantity more than that specified

    "invited 30-odd guests"

  4. curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular(adj)

    beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

    "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"

  5. odd, unmatched, unmated, unpaired(adj)

    of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g.

  6. leftover, left over(p), left(p), odd, remaining, unexpended(adj)

    not used up

    "leftover meatloaf"; "she had a little money left over so she went to a movie"; "some odd dollars left"; "saved the remaining sandwiches for supper"; "unexpended provisions"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. odd(adjective)ɒd

    strange or unusual

    It seems odd that nobody was home.; an odd person

  2. oddɒd

    ≠ even

    65 is an odd number.

  3. oddɒd

    (of a pair of things) not matching

    odd socks


  1. odd(Adjective)

    Not having a mate.

    Optimistically, he had a corner of a drawer for odd socks.

  2. odd(Adjective)

    Strange, unusual.

  3. odd(Adjective)

    Occasional; infrequent.

    But for the odd exception.

  4. odd(Adjective)

    Left over, remaining when the rest have been grouped

    I'm the odd one out.

  5. odd(Adjective)

    Casual, irregular, not planned.

    He's only worked odd jobs.

  6. odd(Adjective)

    About, approximately.

    There were thirty-odd people in the room.

  7. odd(Adjective)

    Not divisible by two.

  8. Origin: oddi, which comes from oddr via an intermediate meaning of "triangle". The original meaning is "left over".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'odd' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2659

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'odd' in Written Corpus Frequency: #996

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'odd' in Adjectives Frequency: #300

Anagrams of odd

  1. DDO

  2. DOD

Translations for odd

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


unusual; strange

He's wearing very odd clothes; a very odd young man.

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