Definitions of odd

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e. g.
  4. not easily explained; " it is odd that his name is never mentioned"
  5. ( in combination) an indefinite quantity more than that specified; " invited 30- odd guests"
  6. an indefinite quantity more than that specified; " invited 30- odd guests"
  7. Not paired with another, or remaining over after a pairing; without a mate; unmatched; single; as, an odd shoe; an odd glove.
  8. 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.
  9. Left over after a definite round number has been taken or mentioned; indefinitely, but not greatly, exceeding a specified number; extra.
  10. Remaining over; unconnected; detached; fragmentary; hence, occasional; inconsiderable; as, odd jobs; odd minutes; odd trifles.
  11. Different from what is usual or common; unusual; singular; peculiar; unique; strange.
  12. Not paired or matched with another; as, an odd glove; not even; not exactly divisible by two; as, seven is an odd number; left over after equal division; extra; as, you may have the odd one; additional to an amount that is complete; as, if you have any odd dollars, give them to this cause; unusual; as, an odd occurrence; peculiar; eccentric; as, an odd person; occasional; as, he does odd jobs around the place.
  13. Oddly.
  14. Oddness.
  15. Not paired with another: not even: left over after a round number has been taken: not exactly divisible by two: strange: unusual: trifling.
  16. Not paired; not divisible by two; remaining; strange.
  17. Not even; not divisible by two without remainder.
  18. Occasional.
  19. Peculiar; queer; eccentric.
  20. Not even; not divisible into equal numbers; remaining over after a round number; remaining over; singular; differing from what is usual; not taken into the common account; uncommon.
  21. Literally, a point or object sticking up for want of another to match it; not even; left over after some definite number; uncommon; strange; eccentric; droll; unmatched.

Usage examples for odd

  1. " It is odd that you should have asked me that," said Lory, " for it is not peace, but war." – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. And the funny things they did, the odd things that happened to them. – Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley
  3. But the whole thing is so odd.... – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  4. " It may sound odd, but it is true. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  5. You must have thought it odd, our asking you just then; but we hadn't heard that you were married. – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  6. " It is an odd piece of business, the whole of it," he declared. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  7. An odd case, wasn't it? – The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen
  8. It is odd what he did with all the money. – Not Pretty, But Precious by John Hay, et al.
  9. What an odd meeting, isn't it? – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. He's a good fellow- the best fellow in the world after my Tom- but there's something odd about him in that way. – A Bachelor's Dream by Mrs. Hungerford
  11. Still, it seemed odd. – The Mystery of a Turkish Bath by E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
  12. Well, it is odd, you know! – Bijou by Gyp
  13. But it did seem an odd time to bring the subject up. – Pagan Passions by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  14. It seems strange to me to be playing the gentleman- it must seem even more odd to you." – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  15. Odd taste, I think. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  16. But the whole thing seems so odd." – Two Boys and a Fortune by Matthew White, Jr.
  17. I had the odd feeling it was there just for me. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  18. How odd that seems! – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble