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pe·cu·liar

 (pĭ-kyo͞ol′yər)
adj.
1. Not ordinary or usual; odd or strange: noticed a peculiar odor in the room. See Synonyms at strange.
2. Belonging distinctively or primarily to one person, group, or kind; special or unique: a species peculiar to the high desert.
n.
1. A privilege or property that is exclusively one's own.
2. Chiefly British A church or parish under the jurisdiction of a diocese different from that in which it lies.

[Middle English peculier, personal, from Latin pecūliāris, from pecūlium, private property; see peku- in Indo-European roots.]

pe·cu′liar·ly adv.

peculiar

(pɪˈkjuːlɪə)
adj
1. strange or unusual; odd: a peculiar individual; a peculiar idea.
2. distinct from others; special
3. (foll by: to) belonging characteristically or exclusively (to): peculiar to North America.
n
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing Also called: arbitrary a special sort, esp an accented letter
5. (Anglicanism) Church of England a church or parish that is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary in whose diocese it lies
[C15: from Latin pecūliāris concerning private property, from pecūlium, literally: property in cattle, from pecus cattle]
peˈculiarly adv

pe•cu•liar

(pɪˈkyul yər)

adj.
1. strange; queer; odd.
2. uncommon; unusual.
3. distinctive in nature or character from others.
4. belonging characteristically or exclusively to some person, group, or thing (often fol. by to): an expression peculiar to Canadians; the peculiar properties of a drug.
n.
5. a property or privilege belonging exclusively to a person.
6. a church or parish of the Church of England under jurisdiction outside of the diocese in which it lies.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin pecūliāris one's own =pecūli(um) property (derivative of pecū flock, farm animals; akin to pecus cattle (see fee)) + -āris -ar1]
pe•cu′liar•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.peculiar - 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"
strange, unusual - being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"
2.peculiar - unique or specific to a person or thing or category; "the particular demands of the job"; "has a particular preference for Chinese art"; "a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"; "an expression peculiar to Canadians"; "rights peculiar to the rich"; "the special features of a computer"; "my own special chair"
specific - (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident"
3.peculiar - markedly different from the usual; "a peculiar hobby of stuffing and mounting bats"; "a man...feels it a peculiar insult to be taunted with cowardice by a woman"-Virginia Woolf
unusual - not usual or common or ordinary; "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite"
4.peculiar - characteristic of one only; distinctive or special; "the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S."- R.B.Taney
characteristic - typical or distinctive; "heard my friend's characteristic laugh"; "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn"; "stripes characteristic of the zebra"

peculiar

adjective
3. ill, poorly, sick, crook (Austral. & N.Z. informal), run down, washed out, unwell, nauseated, queasy, nauseous, off colour (Brit.), under the weather (informal), indisposed, peaky, wabbit (Scot. informal), green about the gills, peely-wally (Scot. informal) All this has made me feel a bit peculiar.
4. (with to) specific to, characteristic of, restricted to, appropriate to, special to, unique to, particular to, endemic to, distinctive of surnames peculiar to this area

peculiar

adjective
2. Causing puzzlement; perplexing:
3. Serving to identify or set apart an individual or group:
Translations
خاصغَريبغَرِيبٌ
podivnýtypickývlastníbizarní
ejendommeligmærkeligsærsærlig
stranga
iseäralikkummalineomapäranetavatu
kummallinenmerkillinenoutopoikkeuksellinenerikoinen
čudan
sérkennandi fyrirundarlegur
変な
특유한
būdingas tiksavitumassavotiškas
dīvains, savādsīpašsraksturīgs
čudaški
underlig
ประหลาด
tuhafacayipgariphasolağandışı
lạ thường

peculiar

[pɪˈkjuːlɪəʳ] ADJ
1. (= strange) → extraño, raro
it's really most peculiares realmente extraño
how very peculiar!¡qué extraño!, ¡qué raro!
I'm feeling a bit peculiarme siento algo raro, no me siento del todo bien
see also funny A2
2. (= exclusive, special) → peculiar
everyone has their own peculiar likes and dislikescada uno tiene sus gustos y manías peculiares or particulares
a species peculiar to Africauna especie que existe únicamente en África
the style of dress peculiar to that period in historyla forma de vestir peculiar or característica or propia de esa época de la historia
this is not a problem peculiar to Britainéste no es un problema exclusivamente británico
in his/her own peculiar waya su modo
in her own peculiar way she was very fond of hima su modo le tenía mucho cariño

peculiar

[pɪˈkjuːliər] adj
(= odd) → bizarre, curieux/euse
He's a peculiar person → Il est bizarre.
It tastes peculiar → Ça a un goût bizarre.
(= particular) peculiar to sth/sb → propre à qch/qn

peculiar

adj
(= strange)seltsam, eigenartig; funny peculiarmerkwürdig-komisch; to feel peculiarsich komisch or seltsam fühlen
(= exclusive, special)eigentümlich; to be peculiar to something (to period, religion, group)für etw eigentümlich sein; a method peculiar to hereine Methode, die nur sie benutzt; an animal peculiar to Africaein Tier, das nur in Afrika vorkommt; his own peculiar styleder ihm eigene Stil; in his own peculiar wayauf die ihm eigene Art und Weise

peculiar

[pɪˈkjuːlɪəʳ] adj
a. (strange, idea, smell) → strano/a, curioso/a
b. (particular, importance, qualities) → particolare
peculiar to → caratteristico/a di, tipico/a di
it is a phrase peculiar to him → è un modo di dire tutto suo

peculiar

(piˈkjuːljə) adjective
1. strange; odd. peculiar behaviour.
2. belonging to one person, place or thing in particular and to no other. customs peculiar to France.
peˌculiˈarity (-ˈӕ-) plural peˌculiˈarities noun
peˈculiarly adverb

peculiar

غَرِيبٌ podivný ejendommelig seltsam αλλόκοτος peculiar kummallinen étrange čudan singolare 変な 특유한 vreemd besynderlig właściwy esquisito своеобразный underlig ประหลาด tuhaf lạ thường 奇特的

peculiar

a. peculiar.
References in periodicals archive ?
Ransom Riggs has written a companion volume to his popular Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children series and has cleverly presented this collection of ten short stories featuring the folklore of the peculiars I as though the author is one Millard Nullings, a peculiar himself and a former ward of Miss Peregrine's Home.
These short stories were collected and annotated by the fictional Millard Nullings, a scholar of the peculiars with a connection to Miss Peregrine herself and an inability to be seen with the naked eye.
Encoded within their pages are the locations of hidden loops, the secret identities of certain important peculiars, and other information that could aid a peculiar's survival in this hostile world.
Jackson) is on the hunt for peculiars, gobbling their eyes with great relish (and no one plays great relish, eye-gobbling or otherwise, like Jackson).