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Webster 1913 Edition


Odd

Odd

(ŏd)
,
Adj.
[
Com
par.
Odder
(ŏd′ẽr)
;
sup
erl.
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.
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
.
I hope good luck lies in
odd
numbers.
Shakespeare
3.
Left over after a definite round number has been taken or mentioned; indefinitely, but not greatly, exceeding a specified number; extra.
Sixteen hundred and
odd
years after the earth was made, it was destroyed in a deluge.
T. Burnet.
There are yet missing of your company
Some few
odd
lads that you remember not.
Shakespeare
4.
Remaining over; unconnected; detached; fragmentary; hence, occasional; inconsiderable;
as,
odd
jobs;
odd
minutes;
odd
trifles.
5.
Different from what is usual or common; unusual; singular; peculiar; unique; strange.
“An odd action.”
Shak.
“An odd expression.”
Thackeray.

Syn. – extraordinary; queer.
The
odd
man, to perform all things perfectly, is, in my poor opinion, Joannes Sturmius.
Ascham.
Patients have sometimes coveted
odd
things.
Arbuthnot.
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.
Syn. – Quaint; unmatched; singular; unusual; extraordinary; strange; queer; eccentric; whimsical; fantastical; droll; comical. See
Quaint
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Odd

ODD

,
Adj.
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.
5.
Uncommon; particular.
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.

Definition 2021


Odd

Odd

See also: odd, ODD, ödd, and o'dd

Norwegian

Proper noun

Odd

  1. A male given name.

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Transliterations:

  • Japanese: オッド (Oddo)

References

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 22 372 males with the given name Odd living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1920s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

odd

odd

See also: ODD, Odd, ödd, and o'dd

English

Adjective

odd (not generally comparable, comparative odder, superlative oddest)

  1. (not comparable) Single; sole; singular; not having a mate.
    Optimistically, he had a corner of a drawer for odd socks.
  2. (obsolete) Singular in excellence; unique; sole; matchless; peerless; famous.
  3. Singular in looks or character; peculiar; eccentric.
  4. Strange, unusual.
    She slept in, which was very odd.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
      We made an odd party before the arrival of the Ten, particularly when the Celebrity dropped in for lunch or dinner. He could not be induced to remain permanently at Mohair because Miss Trevor was at Asquith, but he appropriated a Hempstead cart from the Mohair stables and made the trip sometimes twice in a day.
  5. (not comparable) Occasional; infrequent.
    but for the odd exception
    • Sir Walter Scott, Guy Mannering – or The Astrologer
      I assure you, if I were Hazlewood I should look on his compliments, his bowings, his cloakings, his shawlings, and his handings with some little suspicion; and truly I think Hazlewood does so too at some odd times.
  6. (not comparable) Left over, remaining when the rest have been grouped.
    I'm the odd one out.
  7. (not comparable) Casual, irregular, not planned.
    He's only worked odd jobs.
  8. (not comparable, in combination with a number) About, approximately.
    There were thirty-odd people in the room.
  9. (not comparable) Not divisible by two; not even.
    The product of odd numbers is also odd.

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Noun

odd (plural odds)

  1. (mathematics, diminutive) An odd number.
So let's see. There are two evens here and three odds.

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Icelandic

Noun

odd

  1. indefinite accusative singular of oddur