Odd meaning

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Remote; out-of-the-way.

Found the antique shop in an odd corner of town.

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Being in excess of the indicated or approximate number, extent, or degree. Often used in combination.

Invited 30-odd guests.

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Numbered with an odd number.

The odd months.

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Deviating from what is ordinary, usual, or expected; strange or peculiar.

An odd name; odd behavior.

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Not the usual, regular, habitual, accounted for, etc.; occasional; incidental.

Odd jobs, at odd moments.

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The definition of odd is different than the normal, not divisible by two or the one remaining when others are paired.

An example of odd is a pink tiger.

An example of odd is the number five.

An example of odd is the remaining sock when one sock is lost.

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Not expected, regular, or planned.

Called at odd intervals.

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Having a remainder of one when divided by two; not even.
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Out-of-the-way.

In odd corners.

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Divisible by 2 with a remainder of 1, such as 17 or −103.
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(1) (Optical Disc Drive or Optical Digital Disc) See optical disc.
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(not comparable) Single; sole; singular; not having a mate.

Optimistically, he had a corner of a drawer for odd socks.

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Singular in looks or character; peculiar; eccentric.
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She slept in, which was very odd.

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(not comparable) Occasional; infrequent.

But for the odd exception.

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(not comparable) Left over, remaining when the rest have been grouped.

I'm the odd one out.

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(not comparable) Casual, irregular, not planned.

He's only worked odd jobs.

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(not comparable, in combination with a number, not comparable) About, approximately.

There were thirty-odd people in the room.

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(not comparable) Not divisible by two; not even.

The product of odd numbers is also odd.

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Oppositional defiant disorder.
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Designating an integer not divisible by two, such as 1, 3, and 5.
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Origin of odd

  • Middle English odde from Old Norse oddi point of land, triangle, odd number

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English od, odde (“odd, single"), from Old Norse oddi (“third or additional number, triangle"), from oddr (“point of a weapon"), from Proto-Germanic *uzdaz (“point"), from Proto-Indo-European *wes- (“to stick, prick, pierce, sting") + Proto-Indo-European *dÊ°e- (“to set, place"). Cognate with Icelandic oddi (“triangle, point of land, odd number"), Swedish udd (“a point"), Old English ord (“a point"). More at ord.

    From Wiktionary