- a hypothetical force formerly held to pervade all nature and to manifest itself in magnetism, mesmerism, chemical action, etc.
Also odyl, odyle.
Origin of od
First recorded in 1840–50; arbitrary name coined by Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist
- 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
First recorded in 1955–60
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Examples from the Web for ods
Ods bobs I have done so my self, and hope I shall do so still.
Ods bobs, thou wert an honest Thief, for that I faith he was.
Truly, I thought there had been one number more, because they say, Ods nouns.The Merry Wives of Windsor
Ods fish, I do not think a bad man would have slept so well.Devereux, Complete
Ods bobs, but I began to think you was ashamed of your relations.Sheppard Lee, Vol. I (of 2)
Robert Montgomery Bird
'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
C20: from o (ver) d (ose)
- 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
C19: coined arbitrarily by Baron Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist
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- Doctor of Optometry
- oculus dexter (right eye)
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