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
But the odder reference in the statement is to the “diplomats and legal advisers from WikiLeaks.”As WikiLeaks Takes on the Roles of a State, America Must Treat It as One | Stuart Stevens | June 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Friday night in Williamsburg has seen much odder sights than a young couple going to a dinner and dance.A Night Along the Military-Civilian Divide: An Iraq Vet in New York | Matt Gallagher | April 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He's aboudt my size, only not kevite so goot looging as me, und pigger oop an' down as I am der odder vay.Motor Matt's Mystery | Stanley R. Matthews
The camp looked very strange without the horses, and it was odder still to have no watering or grooming to do.In the Ranks of the C.I.V. | Erskine Childers
Dose fellers look like dey vas birates, or some odder scalawags.Motor Matt's Peril, or, Cast Away in the Bahamas | Stanley R. Matthews
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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