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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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: not divisible by two [syn: odd, uneven] [ant: even]
2: not easily explained; "it is odd that his name is never
3: an indefinite quantity more than that specified; "invited
4: beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious
hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have
some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar
aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about
this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior" [syn:
curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum,
5: of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g. [syn: odd,
unmatched, unmated, unpaired]
6: not used up; "leftover meatloaf"; "she had a little money
left over so she went to a movie"; "some odd dollars left";
"saved the remaining sandwiches for supper"; "unexpended
provisions" [syn: leftover, left over(p), left(p),
odd, remaining, unexpended]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
204 Moby Thesaurus words for "odd":
abnormal, absolute, absurd, algorismic, algorithmic, aliquot,
alone, anomalous, asymmetric, azygous, bereft of reason, brainsick,
cardinal, casual, celibate, chance, contingent, contrasting,
counter, crackbrained, cracked, crank, crankish, cranky, crazed,
crazy, crotchety, curious, daft, decimal, deluded, demented,
deprived of reason, deranged, deviant, deviative, different,
differential, digital, disoriented, disparate, disproportionate,
dissimilar, distraught, divergent, diverse, dotty, eccentric,
erratic, even, exceptional, exponential, extra, fey, figural,
figurate, figurative, finite, first and last, flaky, flighty,
fluky, fortuitous, fractional, freaked out, freakish, freaky,
funny, hallucinated, hardly like, idiocratic, idiosyncratic,
ill-matched, ill-sorted, imaginary, impair, impossible, inadequate,
incidental, infinite, insane, insufficient, integral, irrational,
irregular, kinky, kooky, left, leftover, loco, logarithmic,
logometric, lone, lunatic, mad, maddened, maggoty, manic, mazed,
mental, mentally deficient, meshuggah, mismatched, moon-struck,
negative, net, non compos, non compos mentis, nonuniform,
not all there, not right, numeral, numerary, numerative, numeric,
nutty, occasional, oddball, of unsound mind, off, off the wall,
offbeat, one and only, only, only-begotten, ordinal, out,
out of proportion, out-of-the-way, outlandish, outstanding, over,
pair, part-time, passing strange, peculiar, positive, possible,
prime, psycho, quaint, queer, quirky, radical, rational, real,
reasonless, reciprocal, remaining, remanent, scarcely like,
screwball, screwy, senseless, sick, side, single, singular, skew,
skewed, sole, spare, stark-mad, stark-staring mad, strange,
submultiple, superfluous, surd, surplus, surviving, tetched,
to spare, touched, transcendental, twisted, unalike, unbalanced,
unconsumed, unconventional, unearthly, unequal, uneven, unhinged,
unidentical, unique, unlike, unmatched, unnatural, unpaired,
unrepeated, unresembling, unsame, unsane, unsettled, unsimilar,
unsound, unused, unusual, wacky, wandering, weird, whimsical,
witless, wondrous strange
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