Meaning of ODD in English


adj. & n.


1. extraordinary, strange, queer, remarkable, eccentric.

2 casual, occasional, unconnected (odd jobs; odd moments).

3 not normally noticed or considered; unpredictable (in some odd corner; picks up odd bargains).

4 additional; beside the reckoning (earned the odd pound).

5 a (of numbers such as 3 and 5) not integrally divisible by two. b (of things or persons numbered consecutively) bearing such a number (no parking on odd dates).

6 left over when the rest have been distributed or divided into pairs (have got an odd sock).

7 detached from a set or series (a few odd volumes).

8 (appended to a number, sum, weight, etc.) somewhat more than (forty odd; forty-odd people).

9 by which a round number, given sum, etc., is exceeded (we have 102 - what shall we do with the odd 2?).

--n. Golf a handicap of one stroke at each hole.

Phrases and idioms:

odd job a casual isolated piece of work. odd job man (or odd jobber) Brit. a person who does odd jobs. odd man out

1. a person or thing differing from all the others in a group in some respect.

2 a method of selecting one of three or more persons e.g. by tossing a coin.


oddish adj. oddly adv. oddness n.

Etymology: ME f. ON odda- in odda-mathr third man, odd man, f. oddi angle

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.