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odd
WordNet 2.0
  • not easily explained
  • "it is odd that his name is never mentioned"
  • not divisible by two
  • an indefinite quantity more than that specified
  • "invited 30-odd guests"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • "wh
  • of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g.
odd
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. Not paired with another, or remaining over after a pairing; without a mate; unmatched; single; as, an odd shoe; an odd glove.

    2. 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.

    "I hope good luck lies in odd numbers." -- Shak.

    3. Left over after a definite round number has been taken or mentioned; indefinitely, but not greatly, exceeding a specified number; extra.

    "Sixteen hundred and odd years after the earth was made, it was destroyed in a deluge." -- T. Burnet.

    "There are yet missing of your company Some few odd lads that you remember not." -- Shak.

    4. Remaining over; unconnected; detached; fragmentary; hence, occasional; inconsiderable; as, odd jobs; odd minutes; odd trifles.

    5. Different from what is usual or common; unusual; singular; peculiar; unique; strange. "An odd action." Shak. "An odd expression." Thackeray.

    "The odd man, to perform all things perfectly, is, in my poor opinion, Joannes Sturmius." -- Ascham.

    "Patients have sometimes coveted odd things." -- Arbuthnot.

    "Locke's Essay would be a very odd book for a man to make himself master of, who would get a reputation by critical writings." -- Spectator.

    Syn. -- Quaint; unmatched; singular; unusual; extraordinary; strange; queer; eccentric, whimsical; fantastical; droll; comical. See Quaint.

 

Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.

Adam Smith
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