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[ 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)”

synonym study for odd

1. See strange.

OTHER WORDS FROM odd

oddly, adverboddness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH odd

ad, add, odd

Other definitions for odd (2 of 2)

ODD
[ oh-dee-dee ]
/ ˈoʊˈdiˈdi /

abbreviation, noun
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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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

Derived forms of odd

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
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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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