adjective, odd·er, odd·est.
- 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
noun, plural ODs or OD's.
verb (used without object), OD'd or ODed or OD'ed, OD'ing or OD·ing.
Origin of OD
or 'Od, Odd
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|Tim Mak|December 30, 2014|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|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|DAILY BEAST
They share an odd bond, however: the bounties the U.S. government has placed on their heads.
But with GOP governors slashing budgets across the country, can this odd alliance last?
To all this chaff Peter returned modest replies and the odd little chuckle that had so endeared him to his schoolmates.The Story of Leather|Sara Ware Bassett
If I had kept thirteen pence out of his fare, the odd penny would have been usury.On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)|John Ruskin
Occasionally, it came out at odd times, and then remained indoors altogether.The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy|Mabel Henriette Spielmann
And his odd reason is that Mrs. Pott said she was dull there.All Things Considered|G. K. Chesterton
These were odd actions, surely; but was it my place to interfere?The Agony Column|Earl Derr Biggers
- 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)
- 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
Word Origin for odd
'Od or Odd
verb OD's, OD'ing or OD'd
Word Origin for OD
- on demand
odyl or odyle (ˈɒdɪl)
Word Origin for od
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.