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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)”

synonym study for odd

1. See strange.

OTHER WORDS FROM odd

oddly, adverboddness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH odd

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
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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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for odd

odd
[ ŏd ]

Divisible by 2 with a remainder of 1, such as 17 or -103.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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