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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Odd \Odd\ ([o^]d), a. [Compar. Odder ([o^]d"[~e]r); superl.
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
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. --Shak.
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. --Shak.
4. Remaining over; unconnected; detached; fragmentary; hence,
occasional; inconsiderable; as, odd jobs; odd minutes; odd
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.
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.
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