od

[ od, ohd ]
/ ɒd, oʊd /
|

noun

a hypothetical force formerly held to pervade all nature and to manifest itself in magnetism, mesmerism, chemical action, etc.

Nearby words

  1. oculopupillary,
  2. oculovertebral dysplasia,
  3. oculozygomatic,
  4. oculus,
  5. ocy-,
  6. od.,
  7. oda,
  8. oda nobunaga,
  9. odah,
  10. odalisque

Also odyl, odyle.

Origin of od

First recorded in 1840–50; arbitrary name coined by Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist

od

on demand.
outside diameter.
outside dimensions.

Od

or 'Od, Odd

[ od ]
/ ɒd /

interjection Archaic.

a shortened form of “God” (used in euphemistically altered oaths).

Origin of Od

First recorded in 1590–1600

OD

[ oh-dee ]
/ ˈoʊˈdi /

noun, plural ODs or OD's.

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.

verb (used without object), OD'd or ODed or OD'ed, OD'ing or OD·ing.

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

OD

Old Dutch.
Ordnance Department.
outside diameter.

OD.

Old Dutch.

o.d.

1

(in prescriptions) the right eye.

Origin of o.d.

1
From the Latin word oculus dexter

o.d.

2

olive drab.
on demand.
outside diameter.

O.D.

1

(in prescriptions) the right eye.

Origin of O.D.

1
From the Latin word oculus dexter

O.D.

2

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British Dictionary definitions for od

od

odyl or odyle (ˈɒdɪl)

/ (ɒd, əʊd) /

noun

archaic a hypothetical force formerly thought to be responsible for many natural phenomena, such as magnetism, light, and hypnotism
Derived Formsodic, adjective

Word Origin for od

C19: coined arbitrarily by Baron Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist

Od

'Od or Odd

/ (ɒd) /

noun

euphemistic (used in mild oaths) an archaic word for God

OD

1
/ (ˌəʊˈdiː) informal /

noun

an overdose of a drug

verb OD's, OD'ing or OD'd

(intr) to take an overdose of a drug

Word Origin for OD

C20: from o (ver) d (ose)

OD

2

abbreviation for

Officer of the Day
Old Dutch
ordnance datum
outside diameter
Also: o.d. military olive drab
Also: O/D banking
  1. on demand
  2. overdraft
  3. overdrawn
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Word Origin and History for od

O.D.

abbreviation of overdose, attested from 1960.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for od

OD

abbr.

Doctor of Optometry
oculus dexter (right eye)
overdose

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