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Definitions of odd

  1. Not paired with another, or remaining over after a pairing; without a mate; unmatched; single; as, an odd shoe; an odd glove. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Left over after a definite round number has been taken or mentioned; indefinitely, but not greatly, exceeding a specified number; extra. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Remaining over; unconnected; detached; fragmentary; hence, occasional; inconsiderable; as, odd jobs; odd minutes; odd trifles. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Different from what is usual or common; unusual; singular; peculiar; unique; strange. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Oddness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Oddly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g. Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. (in combination) an indefinite quantity more than that specified; "invited 30-odd guests" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. an indefinite quantity more than that specified; "invited 30-odd guests" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. Not paired or matched with another; as, an odd glove; not even; not exactly divisible by two; as, seven is an odd number; left over after equal division; extra; as, you may have the odd one; additional to an amount that is complete; as, if you have any odd dollars, give them to this cause; unusual; as, an odd occurrence; peculiar; eccentric; as, an odd person; occasional; as, he does odd jobs around the place. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Not paired with another: not even: left over after a round number has been taken: not exactly divisible by two: strange: unusual: trifling. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Not paired; not divisible by two; remaining; strange. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Not even; not divisible by two without remainder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Occasional. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Peculiar; queer; eccentric. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Not even; not divisible into equal numbers; remaining over after a round number; remaining over; singular; differing from what is usual; not taken into the common account; uncommon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Literally, a point or object sticking up for want of another to match it; not even; left over after some definite number; uncommon; strange; eccentric; droll; unmatched. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for odd

  1. " It is odd that you should have asked me that," said Lory, " for it is not peace, but war." – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. And the funny things they did, the odd things that happened to them. – Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley
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