Definition of "odd" []

  • Deviating from what is ordinary, usual, or expected; strange or peculiar: an odd name; odd behavior. See Synonyms at strange. (adjective)
  • Being in excess of the indicated or approximate number, extent, or degree. Often used in combination: invited 30-odd guests. (adjective)
  • Constituting a remainder: had some odd dollars left over. (adjective)
  • Small in amount: jingled the odd change in my pockets. (adjective)
  • Being one of an incomplete pair or set: an odd shoe. (adjective)
  • Unusual or peculiar in appearance, character, etc (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Occasional, incidental, or random (adjective)
  • Leftover or additional (adjective)
  • Not divisible by two (adjective)
  • Represented or indicated by a number that is not divisible by two (adjective)
  • Being part of a matched pair or set when the other or others are missing (adjective)
  • Used to designate an indefinite quantity more than the quantity specified in round numbers (adjective)
  • Out-of-the-way or secluded (adjective)
  • (of a function) changing sign but not absolute value when the sign of the independent variable is changed, as in y=x3 (adjective)
  • One stroke more than the score of one's opponent (noun)
  • An advantage or handicap of one stroke added to or taken away from a player's score (noun)
  • A thing or person that is odd in sequence or number (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "odd" in a sentence
  • "“That is another of your odd notions, ” said the Prefect, who had a fashion of calling everything “odd” that was beyond his comprehension, and thus lived amid an absolute legion of “oddities."
  • "If you want your pamphlets and novels to look nice, beware of your binder using what he calls his odd pieces, generally monsters of ugliness."
  • "Only the most exceptional girl will believe it her duty to remain single as an example and support to what we call the odd women; yet"