- differing in nature from what is ordinary, usual, or expected: an odd choice.
- singular or peculiar in a strange or eccentric way: an odd person; odd manners.
- fantastic; bizarre: Her taste in clothing was rather odd.
- leaving a remainder of 1 when divided by 2, as a number (opposed to even): Numbers like 3, 15, and 181 are odd numbers.
- more or less, especially a little more (used in combination with a round number): I owe three hundred-odd dollars.
- being a small amount in addition to what is counted or specified: I have five gross and a few odd dozens.
- being part of a pair, set, or series of which the rest is lacking: an odd glove.
- remaining after all others are paired, grouped, or divided into equal numbers or parts: Everybody gets two hamburgers and I get the odd one.
- left over after all others are used, consumed, etc.
- (of a pair) not matching: Do you know you're wearing an odd pair of socks?
- not forming part of any particular group, set, or class: to pick up odd bits of information.
- not regular, usual, or full-time; occasional; casual: odd jobs.
- out-of-the-way; secluded: a tour to the odd parts of the Far East.
- Mathematics. (of a function) having a sign that changes when the sign of each independent variable is changed at the same time.
- something that is odd.
- a stroke more than the opponent has played.
- British.a stroke taken from a player's total score for a hole in order to give him or her odds.
Origin of odd
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- an overdose of a drug, especially a fatal one.
- a person who has taken an overdose of a drug, especially one who has become seriously ill or has died from such an overdose.
- to take an overdose of a drug.
- to die from an an overdose of a drug.
- to have or experience an excessive amount or degree of something.
Origin of OD
or 'Od, Odd
- a shortened form of “God” (used in euphemistically altered oaths).
Origin of Od
Examples from the Web for odd
As the controversy unfurled late Monday, it created some odd bedfellows.No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference
December 30, 2014
So when he told me, 'You can come to my show, but you can't come to see Phoebe, and you can't come to see Riccardo, that was odd.Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Balmain Campaign: High Fashion Meets Low Culture
December 23, 2014
Would he have been careful enough to destroy the odd pieces of jute you've left so messily about?Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
They share an odd bond, however: the bounties the U.S. government has placed on their heads.Post Office Robbers More Wanted Than ISIS
December 13, 2014
But with GOP governors slashing budgets across the country, can this odd alliance last?The GOP and Police Unions: A Love Story
December 12, 2014
If there was anything she hated, it was nooks and odd corners.
He had read a good deal at odd times, and had seen a great deal of men.
It is odd how one gets callous to death, a mediaeval callousness.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
Isn't it odd to think that we are going to be practically one family!
The odd coincidence of their paths crossing again troubled him.
- unusual or peculiar in appearance, character, etc
- occasional, incidental, or randomodd jobs
- leftover or additionalodd bits of wool
- not divisible by two
- represented or indicated by a number that is not divisible by twographs are on odd pages Compare even 1 (def. 7)
- being part of a matched pair or set when the other or others are missingan odd sock; odd volumes
- (in combination) used to designate an indefinite quantity more than the quantity specified in round numbersfifty-odd pounds
- out-of-the-way or secludedodd corners
- maths (of a function) changing sign but not absolute value when the sign of the independent variable is changed, as in y=x³See even 1 (def. 13)
- odd man out a person or thing excluded from others forming a group, unit, etc
- one stroke more than the score of one's opponent
- an advantage or handicap of one stroke added to or taken away from a player's score
- a thing or person that is odd in sequence or number
'Od or Odd
- euphemistic (used in mild oaths) an archaic word for God
- an overdose of a drug
- (intr) to take an overdose of a drug
- Officer of the Day
- Old Dutch
- ordnance datum
- outside diameter
- Also: o.d. military olive drab
- Also: O/D banking
- on demand
odyl or odyle (ˈɒdɪl)
- archaic a hypothetical force formerly thought to be responsible for many natural phenomena, such as magnetism, light, and hypnotism
Word Origin and History for odd
c.1300, "constituting a unit in excess of an even number," from Old Norse oddi "third or additional number," as in odda-maðr "third man, odd man (who gives the casting vote)," odda-tala "odd number." The literal meaning of Old Norse oddi is "point of land, angle" (related via notion of "triangle" to oddr "point of a weapon"); from Proto-Germanic *uzdaz "pointed upward" (cf. Old English ord "point of a weapon, spear, source, beginning," Old Frisian ord "point, place," Dutch oord "place, region," Old High German ort "point, angle," German Ort "place"), from PIE *uzdho- (cf. Lithuanian us-nis "thistle"). None of the other languages, however, shows the Old Norse development from "point" to "third number." Used from late 14c. to indicate a surplus over any given sum.
Sense of "strange, peculiar" first attested 1580s from notion of "odd one out, unpaired one of three" (attested earlier, c.1400, as "singular" in a positive sense of "renowned, rare, choice"). Odd job (c.1770) is so called from notion of "not regular." Odd lot "incomplete or random set" is from 1897. The international order of Odd Fellows began as local social clubs in England, late 18c., with Masonic-type trappings; formally organized 1813 in Manchester.
- Doctor of Optometry
- oculus dexter (right eye)
- Divisible by 2 with a remainder of 1, such as 17 or -103.