differing in nature from what is ordinary, usual, or expected: His ice cream had an odd choice of topping combinations.
singular or peculiar in a strange or eccentric way: She can be an odd person sometimes.The group were known for their 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: We took a tour to the odd parts of the country.
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 them odds.
- oddly, adverb
- oddness, noun
Other definitions for ODD (2 of 2)
oppositional defiant disorder: a behavioral disorder characterized by habitual aggression and hostility, resistance to authority, outbursts of rage, etc., that interfere with normal functioning and relationships.
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How to use odd in a sentence
First off, the middle column had an odd product, which meant every middle digit had to be odd.
Even so, seeing the Wizards take the court without Beal will be an odd sight Friday.Bradley Beal will miss Friday’s game against the Knicks for rest | Ava Wallace | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
One of the odder sensations came from the Fruity Pebbles version.‘Cereal snacks’ are just bigger cereal for people too lazy to add milk | Emily Heil | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Onscreen text at the beginning of The Pink Cloud tells us the film was written in 2017 and shot in 2019, which feels like an odd announcement to make to your audience.4 new movies that explore — or predict — a year dominated by a pandemic | Alissa Wilkinson | February 5, 2021 | Vox
The same can even be said for the Winnipeg Jets, who are holding their own in the division odds despite trading uber-talented right wing Patrik Laine to the Columbus Blue Jackets a week and a half ago.Which Of The NHL’s Best Teams So Far Are For Real? | Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org) | February 5, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
I've seen video of that satirical guide to SXSW in 1998 where you asked a bunch of bands odd questions.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness | Marlow Stern | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
As the controversy unfurled late Monday, it created some odd bedfellows.No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference | Tim Mak | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Amy Zimmerman | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tom Angell, founder of nonprofit Marijuana Majority, says the whole thing is a bit odd.Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It | Abby Haglage | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Do you know, Monsieur, that just as we were coming into Moulins, we remarked your odd-looking cabriolet de poste.
He heard himself saying lightly, though with apparent lack of interest: 'How curious, Lettice, how very odd!The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
There is an odd triangular-shaped hill that rises on one side very boldly and abruptly, called the Fox's Head.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
He sang the words with an odd, emphatic slowness, turning to look at Lettice between the phrases.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
Nothing was out of the ordinary except that the Professor developed an odd trick of continually glancing at his right hand.Uncanny Tales | Various
British Dictionary definitions for odd
unusual or peculiar in appearance, character, etc
occasional, incidental, or random: odd jobs
leftover or additional: odd bits of wool
not divisible by two
represented or indicated by a number that is not divisible by two: graphs are on odd pages Compare even 1 (def. 7)
being part of a matched pair or set when the other or others are missing: an odd sock; odd volumes
(in combination) used to designate an indefinite quantity more than the quantity specified in round numbers: fifty-odd pounds
out-of-the-way or secluded: odd corners
maths (of a function) changing sign but not absolute value when the sign of the independent variable is changed, as in y=x³: See 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
- See also odds
- oddly, adverb
- oddness, noun
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Scientific definitions for odd
Divisible by 2 with a remainder of 1, such as 17 or -103.
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