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.
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Origin of odd
synonym study for odd
OTHER WORDS FROM oddoddly, adverboddness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for odd
Think of his increased odds when the single’s line takes 30 minutes.
Though a very difficult winter looms, the odds are good that these lifesavers will help the global economy turn the corner on the pandemic in 2021—and, with luck, trigger a recovery that’s strong enough, and broad enough, to KO both those K-shapes.
According to our model, the winner will see its chances of winning the NFC West leap to about 55 percent, while the loser’s odds will drop to about 15 percent.The Indianapolis Colts Finally Built A Defensive Monster|Ty Schalter|November 19, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
According to US-Bookies, the record amounts wagered on the 2020 election were a key reason why betting odds for this year’s race more accurately predicted eventual outcomes than those four years ago.Betting markets called the presidential election more accurately than polls|reymashayekhi|November 19, 2020|Fortune
When you think about it, the whole idea of cross-training seems a little odd.
But throughout all this, Malone describe herself as “oddly responsible,” wanting to help her moms pay the bills as young as 10.Jena Malone’s Long, Strange Trip From Homelessness to Hollywood Stardom|Marlow Stern|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Oddly you nurture it, it is part of you, and inescapably part of your past, present, and future.
It so oddly equates to our film, and the cultural moment we were in in 1965.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History|Marlow Stern|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was only one phone left and when it would ring, the bell would echo, oddly, off the walls.
He'd kept the few offices at the front of the bungalow, now oddly barren.
He thought of Bellamy, the hero of whose Socialistic Utopia had so oddly anticipated this actual experience.When the Sleeper Wakes|Herbert George Wells
We were all quite indignant with Bones—but, oddly enough, I think it was greatly tempered with our new pride in him.Selected Stories|Bret Harte
It is oddly enough objected to the re-election of a certain Member of Congress from Massachusetts, that "he can't open his mouth."
The eating orifice is oddly placed, and the teeth are obviously for grinding purposes.The Asses of Balaam|Gordon Randall Garrett
Oddly enough, it never occurred to her that a woman might be lying in that dreary tenement.The Silent Barrier|Louis Tracy
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