od

[ od, ohd ]
/ ɒd, oʊd /
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noun

a hypothetical force formerly held to pervade all nature and to manifest itself in magnetism, mesmerism, chemical action, etc.
Also odyl, odyle.

Origin of od

First recorded in 1840–50; arbitrary name coined by Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist

Definition for odyle (2 of 2)

odyl

or od·yle

[ od-il, oh-dil ]
/ ˈɒd ɪl, ˈoʊ dɪl /

noun


Origin of odyl

1840–50; od + -yl < Greek hȳ́lē matter; see -yl

Related forms

o·dyl·ic [oh-dil-ik] /oʊˈdɪl ɪk/, adjectiveod·yl·ism, nounod·yl·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for odyle (1 of 5)

Od

'Od or Odd

/ (ɒd) /

noun

euphemistic (used in mild oaths) an archaic word for God

British Dictionary definitions for odyle (2 of 5)

OD

1
/ (ˌəʊˈdiː) informal /

noun

an overdose of a drug

verb OD's, OD'ing or OD'd

(intr) to take an overdose of a drug

Word Origin for OD

C20: from o (ver) d (ose)

British Dictionary definitions for odyle (3 of 5)

OD

2

abbreviation for

Officer of the Day
Old Dutch
ordnance datum
outside diameter
Also: o.d. military olive drab
Also: O/D banking
  1. on demand
  2. overdraft
  3. overdrawn

British Dictionary definitions for odyle (4 of 5)

odyl

odyle

/ (ˈɒdɪl) /

noun

other words for od

British Dictionary definitions for odyle (5 of 5)

od

odyl or odyle (ˈɒdɪl)

/ (ɒd, əʊd) /

noun

archaic a hypothetical force formerly thought to be responsible for many natural phenomena, such as magnetism, light, and hypnotism

Derived Forms

odic, adjective

Word Origin for od

C19: coined arbitrarily by Baron Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist
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Medicine definitions for odyle

OD

abbr.

Doctor of Optometry
oculus dexter (right eye)
overdose

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