Odd Definition

ŏd
oddest, odder
adjective
oddest, odder
Being in excess of the indicated or approximate number, extent, or degree. Often used in combination.
Invited 30-odd guests.
American Heritage
Being one of a pair of which the other is missing.
An odd glove.
Webster's New World
Being one or more of a set, series, or group separated from the others.
A few odd volumes of Dickens.
Webster's New World
Having a remainder of one when divided by two; not even.
Webster's New World
Being the one remaining after the others are paired, grouped, taken, etc.
Webster's New World
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interjection
Webster's New World
abbreviation
Oppositional defiant disorder.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Odd

Adjective

Base Form:
odd
Comparative:
odder
Superlative:
oddest

Origin of Odd

  • 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

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

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

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