peculiar

[p_ɪ_k_j_ˈuː_l_ɪ__ə], [pɪkjˈuːlɪə], [pɪkjˈuːlɪə]

Definitions of peculiar:

  1.   One's own: appropriate: particular: strange. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Exclusive property; a particular parish or church which has the probate of wills. The Court of Peculiars, a court exclusively belonging to the Archbishop of Cauterbury. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Peculiarly. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   PECULIARITY. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   One's own; solely or specially belonging to; singular; special. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   Exclusive property; a parish which is exempted from the jurisdiction of the bishop of the district where it lies. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7.   One's own; as, my peculiar property; not owned in common: as, an idiom is an expression peculiar to one language; individual; strange; queer. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8.   One's own; special; strange. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9.   Pert. to one, not to many; appropriate; unusual; strange. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for peculiar:

  1. Haven't you felt a peculiar sort of worry about the chair in your living room that no one sits in? – Nicholson Baker
  2. Value is consequently the necessary theoretical starting point whence we can elucidate the peculiar phenomenon of prices resulting from capitalist competition. – Rudolf Hiferding
  3. If someone wrote it and it had a peculiar twist, I've read it. – Dean Koontz
  4. My parents were worried about me, certainly when I became so deeply interested in music and people like the New York Dolls who, at the time, were very peculiar indeed. – Steven Morrissey
  5. C is peculiar in a lot of ways, but it, like many other successful things, has a certain unity of approach that stems from development in a small group. – Dennis Ritchie

Usage examples for peculiar:

  1. She was a peculiar old lady, you know. ” – The Seaboard Parish Volume 1 by George MacDonald
  2. Such a peculiar one. ” – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  3. There was nothing peculiar about it; nothing out of the way, except perhaps that it was rather narrow. ” – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  4. He was looking back at her, and once more that peculiar expression in his honest blue eyes appeared. ” – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  5. You know very well that in this respect I am a peculiar man. ” – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  6. And that is being peculiar – Ester Ried by Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden)
  7. “ " That's right peculiar he observed. ” – The Settling of the Sage by Hal G. Evarts
  8. The writer treated him like a gentleman, said a few words about her own peculiar position, and begged him to consider that position, and to be very generous; to cease his visits entirely for the present, and so give himself one more title to her esteem, which was all she had to give him. ” – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  9. That peculiar look often puzzled him, and at times he would go to a glass and see if there was anything wrong or unusual in his appearance. ” – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  10. His hands rested lightly between his knees, but one foot was drawn up at the side of his chair in a peculiar manner. ” – Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories by Bret Harte

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