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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)

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.

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"