Definitions for peculiarpɪˈkyul yər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
strange; queer; odd.
distinctive in nature or character from others.
belonging characteristically or exclusively to some person, group, or thing ( often fol. by to):
an expression peculiar to Canadians; the peculiar properties of a drug.
(n.)a property or privilege belonging exclusively to a person.
a church or parish of the Church of England under jurisdiction outside of the diocese in which it lies.
Origin of peculiar:
1400–50; late ME < L pecūliāris one's own =pecūli(um) property (der. of pecū flock, farm animals; akin to pecus cattle (see fee )) +-āris -ar1
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"
particular(a), peculiar(a), special(a)(adj)
unique or specific to a person or thing or category
"the particular demands of the job"; "has a particular preference for Chinese art"; "a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"; "an expression peculiar to Canadians"; "rights peculiar to the rich"; "the special features of a computer"; "my own special chair"
markedly different from the usual
"a peculiar hobby of stuffing and mounting bats"; "a man...feels it a peculiar insult to be taunted with cowardice by a woman"-Virginia Woolf
characteristic of one only; distinctive or special
"the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S."- R.B.Taney
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
strange, especially in an unpleasant way
There was something a little peculiar about her.; a peculiar texture/feeling/manner
typical of or specific to
diseases that are peculiar to certain cultures
Out of the ordinary; odd; curious; unusual.
It's rather peculiar to see a Kangaroo outside of a zoo in America.
Common or usual for a certain place or circumstance; specific or particular.
Kangaroos are peculiar to Australia.
one's own; belonging solely or especially to an individual; not possessed by others; of private, personal, or characteristic possession and use; not owned in common or in participation
particular; individual; special; appropriate
unusual; singular; rare; strange; as, the sky had a peculiarappearance
that which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic
a particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary
Peculiar is an album by the New York City ska band The Slackers. It was released on Hellcat Records in 2006.
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Rank popularity for the word 'peculiar' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4496
Rank popularity for the word 'peculiar' in Adjectives Frequency: #782
Translations for peculiar
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- estranhoPortuguese (BR)
- podivný, bizarníCzech
- mærkelig; særDanish
- curioso, estrañoSpanish
- عجیب و غریبFarsi
- neobičan, osebujanCroatian
- strano, singolareItalian
- keistas, savotiškasLithuanian
- dīvains, savādsLatvian
- merkelig, sær, rarNorwegian
- عجیب و غریبPersian
- ځانګړى، ټاكلى، خاص مخصوص: خپل، دخپل ځان، دتماشې وړ، عجيب وغريبPashto
- märklig, besynnerlig, egendomligSwedish
- tuhaf, acayip, garipTurkish
- 奇怪的Chinese (Trad.)
- дивний, ексцентричнийUkrainian
- khác thườngVietnamese
- 奇怪的Chinese (Simp.)
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