Definitions for: Odd


[adj] not easily explained; "it is odd that his name is never mentioned"
[adj] not divisible by two
[adj] (in combination) an indefinite quantity more than that specified; "invited 30-odd guests"
[adj] not used up; "leftover meatloaf"; "she had a little money left over so she went to a movie"; "some odd dollars left"; "saved the remaining sandwiches for supper"; "unexpended provisions"
[adj] beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"
[adj] of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g.



Webster (1913) Definition: Odd, a. [Compar. Odder; superl. Oddest.] [OE. odde,
fr.Icel. oddi a tongue of land, a triangle, an odd number
(from the third or odd angle, or point, of a triangle),
orig., a point, tip; akin to Icel. oddr point, point of a
weapon, Sw. udda odd, udd point, Dan. od, AS. ord, OHG. ort,
G. ort place (cf. E. point, for change of meaning).]
1. Not paired with another, or remaining over after a
pairing; without a mate; unmatched; single; as, an odd
shoe; an odd glove.

2. Not divisible by 2 without a remainder; not capable of
being evenly paired, one unit with another; as, 1, 3, 7,
9, 11, etc., are odd numbers.

I hope good luck lies in odd numbers. --Shak.

3. Left over after a definite round number has been taken or
mentioned; indefinitely, but not greatly, exceeding a
specified number; extra.

Sixteen hundred and odd years after the earth was
made, it was destroyed in a deluge. --T. Burnet.

There are yet missing of your company Some few odd
lads that you remember not. --Shak.

4. Remaining over; unconnected; detached; fragmentary; hence,
occasional; inconsiderable; as, odd jobs; odd minutes; odd
trifles.

5. Different from what is usual or common; unusual; singular;
peculiar; unique; strange. ``An odd action.'' --Shak. ``An
odd expression.'' --Thackeray.

The odd man, to perform all things perfectly, is, in
my poor opinion, Joannes Sturmius. --Ascham.

Patients have sometimes coveted odd things.
--Arbuthnot.

Locke's Essay would be a very odd book for a man to
make himself master of, who would get a reputation
by critical writings. --Spectator.

Syn: Quaint; unmatched; singular; unusual; extraordinary;
strange; queer; eccentric, whimsical; fantastical;
droll; comical. See Quaint.

Synonyms: curious, funny, inexact, left over(p), left(p), leftover, mismatched, peculiar, queer, remaining, rum, rummy, singular, strange, unexhausted, unexpended, unmatched, unmated, unpaired, unusual

Antonyms: even

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