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Definition of ODD

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Odd \Odd\ ([o^]d), a. [Compar. {Odder} ([o^]d"[~e]r); 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. [1913 Webster]

     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.
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              I hope good luck lies in odd numbers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. Left over after a definite round number has been taken or mentioned; indefinitely, but not greatly, exceeding a specified number; extra. [1913 Webster]

              Sixteen hundred and odd years after the earth was made, it was destroyed in a deluge.   --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

              There are yet missing of your company Some few odd lads that you remember not. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     4. Remaining over; unconnected; detached; fragmentary; hence, occasional; inconsiderable; as, odd jobs; odd minutes; odd trifles. [1913 Webster]

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

     Syn: extraordinary; queer.
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                The odd man, to perform all things perfectly, is, in my poor opinion, Joannes Sturmius. --Ascham. [1913 Webster]

                Patients have sometimes coveted odd things.
                                                    --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

                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. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Quaint; unmatched; singular; unusual; extraordinary; strange; queer; eccentric; whimsical; fantastical; droll; comical. See {Quaint}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

ODD
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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

204 Moby Thesaurus words for "odd":
     abnormal, absolute, absurd, algorismic, algorithmic, aliquot, alone, anomalous, asymmetric, azygous, bereft of reason, brainsick, cardinal, casual, celibate, chance, contingent, contrasting, counter, crackbrained, cracked, crank, crankish, cranky, crazed, crazy, crotchety, curious, daft, decimal, deluded, demented, deprived of reason, deranged, deviant, deviative, different, differential, digital, disoriented, disparate, disproportionate, dissimilar, distraught, divergent, diverse, dotty, eccentric, erratic, even, exceptional, exponential, extra, fey, figural, figurate, figurative, finite, first and last, flaky, flighty, fluky, fortuitous, fractional, freaked out, freakish, freaky, funny, hallucinated, hardly like, idiocratic, idiosyncratic, ill-matched, ill-sorted, imaginary, impair, impossible, inadequate, incidental, infinite, insane, insufficient, integral, irrational, irregular, kinky, kooky, left, leftover, loco, logarithmic, logometric, lone, lunatic, mad, maddened, maggoty, manic, mazed, mental, mentally deficient, meshuggah, mismatched, moon-struck, negative, net, non compos, non compos mentis, nonuniform, not all there, not right, numeral, numerary, numerative, numeric, nutty, occasional, oddball, of unsound mind, off, off the wall, offbeat, one and only, only, only-begotten, ordinal, out, out of proportion, out-of-the-way, outlandish, outstanding, over, pair, part-time, passing strange, peculiar, positive, possible, prime, psycho, quaint, queer, quirky, radical, rational, real, reasonless, reciprocal, remaining, remanent, scarcely like, screwball, screwy, senseless, sick, side, single, singular, skew, skewed, sole, spare, stark-mad, stark-staring mad, strange, submultiple, superfluous, surd, surplus, surviving, tetched, to spare, touched, transcendental, twisted, unalike, unbalanced, unconsumed, unconventional, unearthly, unequal, uneven, unhinged, unidentical, unique, unlike, unmatched, unnatural, unpaired, unrepeated, unresembling, unsame, unsane, unsettled, unsimilar, unsound, unused, unusual, wacky, wandering, weird, whimsical, witless, wondrous strange


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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