Meaning of ODD in English


— oddly , adv. — oddness , n.

/od/ , adj., odder, oddest , n. adj.

1. differing in nature from what is ordinary, usual, or expected: an odd choice.

2. singular or peculiar in a strange or eccentric way: an odd person; odd manners.

3. fantastic; bizarre: Her taste in clothing was rather odd.

4. leaving a remainder of 1 when divided by 2, as a number (opposed to even ): Numbers like 3, 15, and 181 are odd numbers.

5. more or less, esp. a little more (used in combination with a round number): I owe three hundred-odd dollars.

6. being a small amount in addition to what is counted or specified: I have five gross and a few odd dozens.

7. being part of a pair, set, or series of which the rest is lacking: an odd glove.

8. remaining after all others are paired, grouped, or divided into equal numbers or parts: Everybody gets two hamburgers and I get the odd one.

9. left over after all others are used, consumed, etc.

10. (of a pair) not matching: Do you know you're wearing an odd pair of socks?

11. not forming part of any particular group, set, or class: to pick up odd bits of information.

12. not regular, usual, or full-time; occasional; casual: odd jobs.

13. out-of-the-way; secluded: a tour to the odd parts of the Far East.

14. Math. (of a function) having a sign that changes when the sign of each independent variable is changed at the same time.


15. something that is odd.

16. Golf.

a. a stroke more than the opponent has played.

b. Brit. a stroke taken from a player's total score for a hole in order to give him or her odds.

[ 1300-50; ME odde oddi odd (number) ]

Syn. 1. extraordinary, unusual, rare, uncommon. See strange .

Ant. 1. ordinary, usual, common.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .