Webster 1913 Edition
odde, fr. Icel.
oddia 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.
oddrpoint, point of a weapon, Sw.
ortplace (cf. E.
point, for change of meaning).]
Not paired with another, or remaining over after a pairing; without a mate; unmatched; single;
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.
I hope good luck lies in
Left over after a definite round number has been taken or mentioned; indefinitely, but not greatly, exceeding a specified number; extra.
Sixteen hundred and
oddyears after the earth was made, it was destroyed in a deluge.
There are yet missing of your company
oddlads that you remember not.
Remaining over; unconnected; detached; fragmentary; hence, occasional; inconsiderable;
Different from what is usual or common; unusual; singular; peculiar; unique; strange.“An odd action.”
Shak.“An odd expression.”
Syn. – extraordinary; queer.
oddman, to perform all things perfectly, is, in my poor opinion, Joannes Sturmius.
Patients have sometimes coveted
Locke’s Essay would be a very
oddbook for a man to make himself master of, who would get a reputation by critical writings.
Syn. – Quaint; unmatched; singular; unusual; extraordinary; strange; queer; eccentric; whimsical; fantastical; droll; comical. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Not even; not divisible into equal numbers; as one, three, five, seven, &c.
Good luck lies in odd numbers.
2.Left or remaining after the union, estimate or use of even numbers; or remaining after round numbers or any number specified; as the odd number; the odd man.
Sixteen hundred and odd years after the earth was made, it was destroyed by a deluge.
3.Singular; extraordinary; differing from what is usual; strange; as an odd phenomenon.
It sometimes implies dislike or contempt; as an odd fellow.
4.Not noted; unheeded; not taken into the common account.
There are yet missing some few odd lads that you remember not.
The odd man to perform all three perfectly is Joannes Sturmis.
6.Uncommon; in appearance improper or not likely to answer the purpose. This is an odd way of doing things.
Locke's Essay would be an odd book for a man to make himself master of, who would get a reputation by his critical writings.
7.Separate from that which is regularly occupied; remaining unemployed. I will take some odd time to do this business. He may do it at odd times.