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. Left over after a division; additional.
  19. Occasional.
  20. Peculiar; queer; eccentric.
  21. 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.
  22. 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. Still, it seemed odd – The Mystery of a Turkish Bath by E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
  3. Well, it is odd you know! – Bijou by Gyp
  4. " It is an odd piece of business, the whole of it," he declared. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  5. It does not much matter, still it is odd and for your sake we should like to help you to find her, if you do wish to find her?" – The Rome Express by Arthur Griffiths
  6. An odd case, wasn't it? – The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen
  7. And the funny things they did, the odd things that happened to them. – Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley
  8. How very odd that I should see it here and now! – Jane Oglander by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  9. It seems strange to me to be playing the gentleman- it must seem even more odd to you." – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  10. But the whole thing is so odd – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  11. It is odd what he did with all the money. – Not Pretty, But Precious by John Hay, et al.
  12. What an odd meeting, isn't it? – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. But the whole thing seems so odd – Two Boys and a Fortune by Matthew White, Jr.
  14. " It may sound odd but it is true. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  15. Odd taste, I think. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  16. But it did seem an odd time to bring the subject up. – Pagan Passions by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  17. I had the odd feeling it was there just for me. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. How odd that seems! – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble