Meaning of ODD in English

ODD

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a strange/funny/odd smell

What’s that funny smell?

a strange/peculiar/odd habit

He had a lot of peculiar habits, one of them being to stare at you without blinking.

a terrible/stupid/odd etc thing to say

I know it’s a terrible thing to say, but I wish he’d just go away.

a trifle eccentric/odd/unexpected etc

an odd number (= 1, 3, 5, 7 etc )

You can’t work in pairs if you’ve got an odd number of people.

it strikes sb as strange/odd etc that

It struck me as odd that the man didn’t introduce himself before he spoke.

odd assortment

an odd assortment of knives and forks

odd jobs

I’ve got a few odd jobs to do this weekend.

odd socks (= socks that are not a pair )

He was wearing odd socks – one blue one and one black one.

sb's/sth's odd/strange appearance

Children sometimes stared at him because of his odd appearance.

strange/odd

As we looked at each other I had a strange sensation.

strange/odd/peculiar/funny

The sweets had a rather peculiar taste.

taste funny/odd/strange

These fruit drinks taste a bit funny until you get used to them.

(there is) something different/odd/unusual about sb/sth

There was something rather odd about him.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

as

So this struck me as odd .

Not often shipped out in quantities, specimens are usually acquired as odd fish found in Redline Rasbora collections.

Something struck him as odd about the number of books cited for the new library.

He's as odd as the rest of them really.

Krankoor is as odd a name as Cranko.

how

Ideas must not be rejected, irrespective of how odd they are.

And I had gone thirty-seven years into my life without realizing how odd the gaps in my knowledge were.

Clibber and Butterworth; how odd that I cans till remember their names.

He seems to mean it. How odd !

But how odd that she couldn't remember!

Paul speaks of suing for it before the praetor fideicommissarius. How odd .

I had become a current affair - how odd !

And how odd that after Downing St., not a single officer could be seen in Whitehall.

rather

Locally, conservation was known about, but it appeared in some rather odd guises.

In light of the research the experts reviewed, their conclusions were rather odd .

But even as it is, you get something rather odd .

That is, after all, a rather odd thing for a scientific hypothesis to do.

It is also rather odd , in that no etymology of it is known.

This is because, despite its great charm, it does look rather odd to most cat-lovers.

The rather odd character of the formula called for considerable ingenuity in the enterprise.

Jessamy was beginning to find it rather odd to be having this day out with her husband.

so

She said something I found so odd that my vision of the world faintly changed and my despair lessened.

He said it was all so odd .

It would have looked so odd .

Well, it just seems so odd .

It's very kind of you but - but so odd .

It seemed so odd to think that they didn't know.

Clara even grew quite fond of Mrs Hill, and proud of herself for feeling fond of one so odd .

very

We went up to the ward, by which time he was making very odd , rasping sounds as he breathed.

It was a very odd fin, and why was the creature swimming so slowly?

Emmie felt very odd: a little frightened but chiefly bored and irritated.

It was very odd that tiny Hsu Fu was so much steadier than the big long-range cutter.

I have spent years using buses, and seem to have a knack of sitting next to some very odd people.

The whole story sounded very odd .

I must say again that it is very odd for me to have to describe all this for you.

Anyway, it was a very interesting short weekend and I learnt some very odd things, all about the wonderful Gwendoline.

■ NOUN

angle

And a couple of Action Man dolls in uniform, their limbs splayed at odd angles .

Like Los Alamos, it was cradled by mountains and hastily built in order to win a war from an odd angle .

His head, she realised was at an odd angle .

Fun-house reflections: deformations and odd angles .

The streets went off at odd angles .

His feet turned capricious, slipping off at odd angles .

As the building went up, the cross-section changed: the floors became smaller, with more odd angles and corners.

The trees lean at odd angles , like flowers in a vase.

assortment

He brought in as ministers an odd assortment of incompetent relations and hangers-on.

bit

Established artists did the odd bit of teaching, sat on jury panels and chaired cultural meetings.

Like most interstates, it was an odd bit of space, a nar-row slot fenced by high trees.

The grey lines patterned the green-brown earth like odd bits of carpet.

My driving licences were still there and the odd bits of paper you always accumulate.

couple

They are the classic odd couple .

The playboy and the puritan made an odd couple , but they could use each other.

They are the hottest odd couple in the presidential campaign.

The odd couple had been together - privately and professionally - for more than 12 years.

day

A few odd days of film work slotted neatly round that weekend, leaving her no ready excuse apart from cowardice.

On odd days he would work on the novel.

I couldn't even manage the children - friends took them for odd days .

We've been working on the Panch Chule expedition for a year, but it's just the odd day basically.

The Arbuthnots hunted on odd days with the Meath and Tom lived for the sport.

There may be odd days , however, when a problem arises.

fish

I would be inclined to remove the odd fish , though.

Not often shipped out in quantities, specimens are usually acquired as odd fish found in Redline Rasbora collections.

But the major struck him as an odd fish , rather.

job

After his father died he did a lot of odd jobs , including shining shoes, boxing professionally and preaching.

Never use wicker chairs to stand on for odd jobs around the house.

She kept herself alive working odd jobs until she landed a position managing advertising accounts for a local magazine.

Guys I really have worked for, briefly, doing odd jobs .

Does odd jobs for Domestic Contacts.

Tock the butler and odd job man about the school.

Police say Avanesian got odd jobs , working to rebuild generators and alternators for auto-electrical shops in the area.

look

He gave me an odd look as if I was telling strange stories.

After her outburst, she now remained silent, darting odd looks of triumph at her betrayer.

We received some odd looks from customers but most smiled and fussed over Spike &038; Molly.

When I came down the proprietor gave me an odd look and said the gentleman was waiting for me outside.

SHe noticed Tammuz flicking odd looks at the girl.

man

When she married Glyn she would inherit this odd man too in a way.

Unless Spencer is traded, the latter seems to be the odd man out despite showing improvement in the preseason.

At each stage of the story, Britain has been the odd man out.

Joe and Rex could interact with one another, so the real odd man out was Loi.

Why is it always the odd man out?

It seemed there was no response that would cancel altogether my status as odd man out.

Picture some one being treated as an odd man out - in a family, in an office or at a party.

And Joe Bowie remains the odd man out, uncoupled at the end.

number

Clearly the northern fleet is being reinforced from the southern; but why the odd numbers ?

I have no idea why it is always an odd number .

An odd number of classes provides a neutral mid-point.

Three arrangements with eight fences; five with ten fences ... odd numbers ... Was there a pattern?

Erect verticals upon the odd numbers , 1, 3, 5, 7, etc.

An individual scorer might be useful where an odd number of people are concerned.

You need to have an odd number of colours, including the background.

Note that the verso always carries the even page number and the recto the odd number.

occasion

On the odd occasion the jollities would get out of hand and the fists would fly.

Not on the odd occasion , but each time they took this fit.

However, on the odd occasion that I purchase fish elsewhere, I do quarantine the fish for two weeks.

The 69-year-old man, from Elsdon Street, handed over the cash on odd occasions over the past year.

sensation

At first there is the odd sensation of panic, the feel of coming to an alien city.

Sam Fong experienced an odd sensation on seeing some one he had always thought to be his enemy.

Yet when he lowered his arm Meredith had the odd sensation that she'd lost.

So it produces an odd sensation to learn, again from Anna, that this superstition was in fact Dostoevsky's.

thing

Acid did odd things to your mind.

Why would they say such an odd thing ?

He notices an odd thing about himself: he looks right.

The odd thing was, Ogea was little better.

She repeated what Rosalind Swain had said about odd things happening in adolescence, about adolescents harbouring poltergeists.

The odd thing was that that house had a leak.

It seems an odd thing to be grateful for.

things

Acid did odd things to your mind.

At that special level all sorts of odd things happened...

She repeated what Rosalind Swain had said about odd things happening in adolescence, about adolescents harbouring poltergeists.

We followed our directions to the letter, but as we approached our destination, odd things started to occur.

Anyway, it was a very interesting short weekend and I learnt some very odd things , all about the wonderful Gwendoline.

They drive people mad and make them do all sorts of odd things .

Cheryl's been saying some odd things .

Such odd things seemed to be happening.

way

It is most likely to occur when the bird of prey is behaving in an odd way .

At first speech returns-but in an odd way .

Papa would think that an odd way to describe the Almighty dollar.

In some odd way , I was heartened.

In an odd way , that might have been easier to bear.

She is a jock from a family of jocks, articulate only in that special, odd way that coaches are articulate.

Surprise and a strange excitement; in some odd way , the incident seemed to mark a life-change.

The raft looked tiny, vulnerable, but in an odd way , very seaworthy.

years

There had been no sound in those days of course, twenty odd years ago now.

In even-numbered years , I think, we need more and in odd years less.

What he did would have looked classy even in today's harder, faster game of thirty odd years later.

We've done it since the oldest was five, so why stop it now, a mere 20 odd years later?

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

odd bod

odd fish/queer fish

smell wrong/fishy/odd etc

And then you go out with some other woman and she smells wrong.

So, in short, if a fish smells fishy it is an indication that it is going off.

The Adkinsons' neighbors smelled wrong in the air, but pinched their noses closed and kept to themselves.

Why does fish usually smell fishy?

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an odd combination

an odd sock

Reynolds was an odd choice to host the show.

Timber? That's kind of an odd name for a kid.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Apparently the odd arrangement was uninteresting to a teenager.

He was the odd one out in a gifted family.

I started out as a gofer, running errands for him and doing odd little jobs.

One carried his dark jacket in an odd kind of bundle under one arm.

She looked more odd than ever and her movements were beginning to stiffen.

Spurred by some odd impulse, he threw the trowel as far as he could.

There was an odd kind of silence.

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