What does peculiar mean?

Definitions for peculiar
pɪˈkyul yərpe·cu·liar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. peculiar(adj)

    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

  4. peculiar(a)(adj)

    characteristic of one only; distinctive or special

    "the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S."- R.B.Taney

Wiktionary

  1. peculiar(Adjective)

    Out of the ordinary; odd; curious; unusual.

    It's rather peculiar to see a Kangaroo outside of a zoo in America.

  2. peculiar(Adjective)

    Common or usual for a certain place or circumstance; specific or particular.

    Kangaroos are peculiar to Australia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peculiar(adj)

    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

  2. Peculiar(adj)

    particular; individual; special; appropriate

  3. Peculiar(adj)

    unusual; singular; rare; strange; as, the sky had a peculiarappearance

  4. Peculiar(noun)

    that which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic

  5. Peculiar(noun)

    a particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary

Freebase

  1. Peculiar

    Peculiar is an album by the New York City ska band The Slackers. It was released on Hellcat Records in 2006.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peculiar

    pē-kūl′yar, adj. one's own: belonging to no other: appropriate: particular: odd, uncommon, strange.—n. (obs.) private property: a parish or church exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary or bishop in whose diocese it is placed.—v.t. Pecul′iarise, to set apart.—n. Peculiar′ity, quality of being peculiar or singular: that which is found in one and in no other: that which marks a person off from others: individuality.—adv. Pecul′iarly.—n. Pecū′lium, private property, esp. that given by a father to a son, &c.—Peculiar people, the people of Israel: a sect of faith-healers, founded in London in 1838, who reject medical aid in cases of disease, and rely on anointing with oil by the elders, and on prayer, with patient nursing. [Fr.,—L. peculiarispeculium, private property.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'peculiar' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4496

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'peculiar' in Adjectives Frequency: #782

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How to say peculiar in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peculiar in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peculiar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of peculiar in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    You are a unique human who has never been seen or known on earth before. And your uniqueness will never be seen or known again. Yes, as a matter of fact, your fingerprint is peculiar, your acumen is outstanding, your reasoning is spectacular, your grasp is uncommon. In other words, everything about you is unprecedented. Thus, dare to be unique and remain uniqiue in all you do. -Emeasoba George

  2. Yannis Perrotis:

    It's a really peculiar situation, like a patient whose oxygen level is going down by the day and the heart will stop at some point as the systems stop functioning.

  3. Andrea Vella:

    It appears to be a personal relationship, it is a bit surprising that all this time is being spent between the two of them together ... It is peculiar.

  4. Douglas Wigdor:

    I think in this particular case it would be more likely than not that a judge would admit the evidence, because he did have a peculiar way of going about his sexual assault.

  5. Giuseppe Mazzini:

    Every Age has its own peculiar faith. Any attempt to translate into facts the mission of one Age with the machinery of another, can only end in an indefinite series of abortive efforts. Defeated by the utter want of proportion between the means and the end, such attempts might produce martyrs, but never lead to victory.

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