- 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
synonym study for odd
OTHER WORDS FROM oddoddly, adverboddness, noun
Words nearby odd
What is a basic definition of odd?
Odd refers to a number that will have a remainder of 1 when divided by 2. Odd also describes something that is unusual or weird. Odd has many other senses as an adjective and a few as a noun.
An odd number is any number that has a remainder of 1 when it’s divided by 2. For example, 7 divided by 2 is 3 with a remainder of 1. 7 is an odd number. On the other hand, 8 divided by 2 is 4 with no remainder. A number, such as 8, that has no remainder when divided by 2 is called an even number.
Real-life examples: 5, 11, 37, and 649 are examples of odd numbers.
Used in a sentence: I always like to cut my pizzas into an odd number of slices.
Odd also describes something that is unusual or not what a person would expect.
Real-life examples: People often make odd choices or odd decisions that catch other people by surprise. For example, it might be considered odd to go swimming in regular clothing because people usually wear a bathing suit. A firefighter showing up to a fire in an ice cream truck would be odd because they are expected to drive fire trucks, which have firefighting tools.
Used in a sentence: They were caught off guard by the man’s odd choice of words.
Odd can also refer to something that is very strange, weird, or bizarre.
Real-life examples: Works of fantasy like the Harry Potter series often include very odd creatures, such as plant monsters or giant, flying jellyfish. In everyday life, people may display odd behavior, such as walking on their hands down the street.
Used in a sentence: The circus clown drove an odd car that was shaped like a giant pie.
Where does odd come from?
The first records of odd come from around 1300. It ultimately comes from the Old Norse oddi meaning “odd (number).”
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What are some other forms related to odd?
- oddly (adverb)
- oddness (noun)
What are some synonyms for odd?
What are some words that share a root or word element with odd?
What are some words that often get used in discussing odd?
How is odd used in real life?
Odd is most commonly used to describe people or things that are unusual. It is also commonly used in the context of numbers.
95% of people feel uncomfortable when the TV volume is an odd number.
— Oluwatosin Babatunde Ezekiel Ibunkunoluwa 💞🍫🤗 (@Oluwatosinworld) November 21, 2020
Life has an odd way of teaching us lessons at times. Hope everyone makes good decisions and isn’t affected by what’s going on in the world rn. At the end of the day health is wealth and we tend to forget that.
— Neslo (@Neslo) March 12, 2020
Who else is in love with the smell of campfire smoke on your clothes and hair? Or is this very odd?
— Angela Sterritt (@AngelaSterritt) December 22, 2019
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Is odd used correctly in the following sentence?
It is odd to serve birthday cake at a birthday party.
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 (email@example.com)|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|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|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
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|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!
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.
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
- 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