[ od ]
/ ɒd /

adjective, odd·er, odd·est.


something that is odd.
  1. a stroke more than the opponent has played.
  2. British. a stroke taken from a player's total score for a hole in order to give him or her odds.

Origin of odd

1300–50; Middle English odde < Old Norse oddi odd (number)

Related forms

odd·ly, adverbodd·ness, noun

Can be confused

ad add odd

Definition for odd (2 of 3)


[ 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

Definition for odd (3 of 3)


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
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British Dictionary definitions for odd (1 of 5)


/ (ɒd) /



  1. one stroke more than the score of one's opponent
  2. 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

Derived Forms

oddly, adverboddness, noun

Word Origin for odd

C14: odde: from Old Norse oddi point, angle, triangle, third or odd number. Compare Old Norse oddr point, spot, place; Old English ord point, beginning

British Dictionary definitions for odd (2 of 5)


'Od or Odd

/ (ɒd) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for odd (3 of 5)


/ (ˌəʊˈdiː) informal /


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)

British Dictionary definitions for odd (4 of 5)



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

British Dictionary definitions for odd (5 of 5)


odyl or odyle (ˈɒdɪl)

/ (ɒd, əʊd) /


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

Derived Forms

odic, adjective

Word Origin for od

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



Doctor of Optometry
oculus dexter (right eye)

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Science definitions for odd


[ ŏd ]

Divisible by 2 with a remainder of 1, such as 17 or -103.

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