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odd

[ od ]
/ ɒd /
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adjective, odd·er, odd·est.

noun

something that is odd.
Golf.
  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.

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Origin of odd

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English odde, from Old Norse oddi “odd (number)”
1. See strange.
oddly, adverboddness, noun
ad, add, odd
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British Dictionary definitions for odd

odd
/ (ɒd) /

adjective

noun

golf
  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
oddly, adverboddness, noun
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
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Scientific definitions for odd

odd
[ ŏd ]

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