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Odd

 (ŏd)
interj.
Variant of Od.

odd

 (ŏd)
adj. odd·er, odd·est
1. Deviating from what is ordinary, usual, or expected; strange or peculiar: an odd name; odd behavior. See Synonyms at strange.
2. Being in excess of the indicated or approximate number, extent, or degree. Often used in combination: invited 30-odd guests.
3.
a. Constituting a remainder: had some odd dollars left over.
b. Small in amount: jingled the odd change in my pockets.
4.
a. Being one of an incomplete pair or set: an odd shoe.
b. Remaining after others have been paired or grouped.
5. Mathematics Designating an integer not divisible by two, such as 1, 3, and 5.
6. Not expected, regular, or planned: called at odd intervals.
7. Remote; out-of-the-way: found the antique shop in an odd corner of town.

[Middle English odde, from Old Norse oddi, point of land, triangle, odd number.]

odd′ly adv.
odd′ness n.
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odd

(ɒd)
adj
1. unusual or peculiar in appearance, character, etc
2. occasional, incidental, or random: odd jobs.
3. leftover or additional: odd bits of wool.
4. (Mathematics)
a. not divisible by two
b. represented or indicated by a number that is not divisible by two: graphs are on odd pages. Compare even17
5. being part of a matched pair or set when the other or others are missing: an odd sock; odd volumes.
6. (in combination) used to designate an indefinite quantity more than the quantity specified in round numbers: fifty-odd pounds.
7. out-of-the-way or secluded: odd corners.
8. (Mathematics) maths (of a function) changing sign but not absolute value when the sign of the independent variable is changed, as in y=x3. See even113
9. odd man out a person or thing excluded from others forming a group, unit, etc
n
10. (Golf) golf
a. one stroke more than the score of one's opponent
b. an advantage or handicap of one stroke added to or taken away from a player's score
11. a thing or person that is odd in sequence or number
[C14: odde: from Old Norse oddi point, angle, triangle, third or odd number. Compare Old Norse oddr point, spot, place; Old English ord point, beginning]
ˈoddly adv
ˈoddness n
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odd

(ɒd)

adj. -er, -est.
1. differing in nature from what is usual or expected: an odd creature; an odd choice.
2. peculiar or eccentric: an odd person.
3. fantastic; bizarre: an odd taste in clothing.
4. leaving a remainder of 1 when divided by 2, as a number (opposed to even): 3, 15, and 181 are odd numbers.
5. more or less, esp. a little more (used in combination with a round number): I owe three hundred-odd dollars.
6. being part of a pair, set, or series of which the rest is lacking: an odd glove.
7. remaining after all others are paired, grouped, or divided into equal numbers or parts: Who gets the odd burger?
8. not forming part of any particular group, set, or class: to pick up odd bits of information.
9. not regular or full-time; occasional: odd jobs.
10. Math. (of a function) having a sign that changes when the sign of each independent variable is changed at the same time.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old Norse odda-, in oddatala odd number, from oddi point of land, angle, third or odd number; c. Old English ord point, Old High German ort point, place]
odd′ly, adv.
odd′ness, n.
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odd

(ŏd)
Divisible by 2 with a remainder of 1, such as 17 or -103.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.odd - not divisible by two
even - divisible by two
2.odd - not easily explained; "it is odd that his name is never mentioned"
unusual - not usual or common or ordinary; "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite"
3.odd - an indefinite quantity more than that specified; "invited 30-odd guests"
combining form - a bound form used only in compounds; "`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"
inexact - not exact
4.odd - 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"
5.odd - of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g.odd - of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g.
mismatched - either not matched or unsuitably matched
6.odd - not used upodd - 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"
unexhausted - not used up completely; "an unexhausted well"
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odd

adjective
1. peculiar, strange, unusual, different, funny, out there (slang), extraordinary, bizarre, weird, exceptional, eccentric, abnormal, queer, rum (Brit. slang), deviant, unconventional, far-out (slang), quaint, kinky (informal), off-the-wall (slang), outlandish, whimsical, oddball (informal), out of the ordinary, offbeat, left-field (informal), freakish, freaky (slang), wacko (slang), outré He'd always been odd, but not to this extent.
4. spare, remaining, extra, surplus, single, lone, solitary, uneven, leftover, unmatched, unpaired I found an odd sock in the washing machine.
spare even, matched, paired
odd man or odd one out misfit, exception, outsider, freak, eccentric, maverick, oddball (informal), nonconformist, fish out of water (informal), square peg in a round hole (informal) All my family smoke apart from me - I'm the odd man out.
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odd

adjective
2. Causing puzzlement; perplexing:
3. Agreeably curious, especially in an old-fashioned or unusual way:
4. Occurring unexpectedly:
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Translations
غَرِيبٌغَريب، غَيْر عاديغَيْرُ مُتَجَانِسفَراغفَرْدَة الحِذاء
lichýdivný
uligeunderligusædvanligumagelejlighedsvis
stranga
outoparitonsatunnainensuunnilleeneriparinen
čudanneparanneuparen
fél pár
oddatalaósamstæîurtilfallandi, stökuundarlegur
変な奇数の左右が揃っていない
이상한짝이 안 맞는홀수
argi tai svarbu?atliekamas asmuoatliekamas daiktasatsitiktiniai darbaiįsivaizduok sau
brīvsdīvainsgadījuma-lieks, bez pāranepāra-
nepárny
lihlihalihonenavadenbrez para
uddaunderlig
เลขคี่แปลกผิดข้าง
tektuhafvakit buldukçaacayipara sıra olan
không cùng một đôikỳ quặcsố lẻ

odd

[ɒd]
A. ADJ (odder (compar) (oddest (superl)))
1. (= strange) → raro, extraño
he's got rather odd latelyrecientemente se ha vuelto algo raro
that's very odd, I could have sworn I'd left my keys herequé raro or qué cosa más rara, juraría que había dejado aquí mis llaves
how odd!¡qué raro!, ¡qué curioso!, ¡qué extraño!
how odd that we should meet herequé raro or qué extraño que nos hayamos encontrado aquí
it was odd of him to leave suddenly like thatfue raro que se fuese así, tan de repente
the odd thing about it islo raro or lo extraño que tiene es que ...
he says some odd thingsdice cosas muy raras or extrañas STRANGE, RARE
2. (= occasional) → algún que otro
he has written the odd articleha escrito algún que otro artículo
there will be the odd shower latercaerá algún que otro chaparrón más tarde
he enjoys the odd glass of champagnele gusta tomar una copa de champán de vez en cuando, le gusta tomar alguna que otra copa de champán
at odd momentsen los ratos or momentos libres
3. (Math) [number] → impar
odd or evenpar o impar
4. (= unpaired) [shoe, sock] → desparejado, sin pareja
you're wearing odd socksllevas los calcetines desparejados, llevas dos calcetines distintos
5. (= extra, left over)
to be the odd one out (= be over) → ser el que sobra, estar de más; (= be different) → ser distinto
these clowns are all identical except one, which is the odd one out?estos payasos son todos iguales excepto uno, ¿cuál es distinto?
but everybody will be wearing a tie, I don't want to be the odd one or man outpero todo el mundo va a llevar corbata, yo no quiero ser la excepción
would you like the odd penny?¿quiere el penique?
£5 and some odd penniescinco libras y algunos peniques
any odd piece of woodcualquier trozo de madera
an odd piece of materialun retal
an odd scrap of paperun trozo de papel
6. (with approximate numbers) 30 oddtreinta y pico, treinta y tantos
she must be 40 odddebe tener cuarenta y tantos or y pico años
£20 oddunas 20 libras
I haven't seen him for forty odd yearsllevo cuarenta y tantos or cuarenta y pico años sin verlo
B. ADV he acted a bit odd when I told himreaccionó de forma rara cuando se lo dije
C. CPD odd jobs NPLtrabajillos mpl
he did some odd jobs around the house for usnos hizo algunos trabajillos or pequeños arreglos en la casa
odd lot N (St Ex) → cantidad f irregular (y normalmente pequeña) de acciones or valores
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odd

[ˈɒd] adj
(= strange) → bizarre
That's odd! → C'est bizarre!
to think sb/sth odd → trouver qn/qch bizarre
We thought she was very odd → Nous l'avons trouvée très bizarre.
[number] → impair(e)
an odd number → un nombre impair
[shoe, sock, cup, plate] → dépareillé(e)
(= little) → quelconque
Have you got an odd bit of paper? → Tu as un bout de papier quelconque?
I usually write odd notes in the back of my diary
BUT J'écris généralement des petites notes au dos de mon agenda.
(= different) the odd one out → l'exception f
to be the odd one out → être l'exception
I was the odd one out; all my friends were in couples → J'étais l'exception; tous mes amis étaient en couples.
to be the odd man out → être l'exception
to be the odd woman out → être l'exception
(= occasional)
We had the odd sunny day → Nous avons eu quelques journées ensoleillées.
He likes the odd drink → Il aime bien boire un verre à l'occasion.
at odd times (= now and then) → de temps en temps
(following a number) (= or thereabouts) 60-odd → une soixantaine
He's sixty-odd → Il a une soixantaine d'années
We first met twenty odd years ago
BUT Nous nous sommes connus il y a une vingtaine d'années.
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odd

adj (+er)
(= peculiar)merkwürdig, seltsam, sonderbar; person, thing, ideaeigenartig, seltsam; how odd that we should meet him(wie) eigenartig or seltsam, dass wir ihn trafen; it is an odd thing to does ist seltsam, so etwas zu tun; the odd thing about it is that …das Merkwürdige etc daran ist, dass …; there was something odd about itdaran stimmte irgendetwas nicht; it seemed odd to mees kam mir komisch vor; he’s got some odd wayser hat eine schrullige or verschrobene Art
numberungerade
(= one of a pair or a set) shoe, gloveeinzeln; he/she is (the) odd man or one outer/sie ist übrig or überzählig or das fünfte Rad am Wagen; (in character) → er/sie steht (immer) abseits, er/sie ist ein Außenseiter/eine Außenseiterin; in each group underline the word/picture which is the odd man or one outunterstreichen Sie in jeder Gruppe das nicht dazugehörige Wort/Bild
(= slightly over) 600-odd eurosgut 600 Euro
(= surplus, extra)übrig, restlich, überzählig; the odd one left overder/die/das Überzählige; have you got an odd piece of paper?haben Sie ein Blatt Papier übrig?
(= not regular or specific) moments, timeszeitweilig; (Comm) sizeausgefallen; any odd piece of woodirgendein Stück(chen) Holz; at odd moments or timesab und zu; at odd moments during the dayzwischendurch; he likes the odd drinker trinkt gerne mal einen; odd job(gelegentlich) anfallende Arbeit; he does all the odd jobser macht alles, was an Arbeit anfällt
adv (inf) he was acting a bit odder benahm sich etwas komisch
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odd

[ɒd] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (strange) → strano/a
how odd! → che strano!
he says some odd things → dice delle cose strane
b. (number) → dispari inv
c. (extra, left over) → in più; (unpaired, sock) → spaiato/a
if you have an odd minute → se hai un momento libero
the odd man or one out → l'eccezione f
d. (occasional) → occasionale
at odd moments → in certi momenti
he has written the odd article → ha scritto qualche articolo
e. (and more) 30 odd30 e rotti, poco più di 30
see also odds
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odd

(od) adjective
1. unusual; strange. He's wearing very odd clothes; a very odd young man.
2. (of a number) that cannot be divided exactly by 2. 5 and 7 are odd (numbers).
3. not one of a pair, set etc. an odd shoe.
4. occasional; free. at odd moments.
ˈoddityplural ˈoddities noun
a strange person or thing. He's a bit of an oddity.
ˈoddly adverb
strangely. He is behaving very oddly.
ˈoddment noun
a piece left over from something. an oddment of material.
odds noun plural
1. chances; probability. The odds are that he will win.
2. a difference in strength, in favour of one side. They are fighting against heavy odds.
odd jobs
(usually small) jobs of various kinds, often done for other people. He's unemployed, but earns some money by doing odd jobs for old people.
odd job man
a person employed to do such jobs.
be at odds
to be quarrelling. He has been at odds with his brother for years.
make no odds
to be unimportant. We haven't got much money, but that makes no odds.
oddly enough
it is strange or remarkable (that). I saw John this morning. Oddly enough, I was just thinking I hadn't seen him for a long time.
odd man out / odd one out
1. a person or thing that is different from others. In this test, you have to decide which of these three objects is the odd one out.
2. a person or thing that is left over when teams etc are made up. When they chose the two teams, I was the odd man out.
odds and ends
small objects etc of different kinds. There were various odds and ends lying about on the table.
what's the odds?
it's not important; it doesn't matter. We didn't win the competition but what's the odds?
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odd

غَرِيبٌ, غَيْرُ مُتَجَانِس, فَرْدِيّ divný, lichý uens, ulige, underlig einzeln, sonderbar, ungerade αταίριαστος, μονός, παράξενος desparejado, impar, raro eriparinen, outo, pariton bizarre, impair, intrus čudan, neparan, neuparen dispari, spaiato, strano 変な, 奇数の, 左右が揃っていない 이상한, 짝이 안 맞는, 홀수 niet passend, oneven, vreemd forskjellige, merkelig, oddetall nieparzysty, różny estranho, ímpar, sem par, trocado непарный, нечетный, странный udda, underlig เลขคี่, แปลก, ผิดข้าง acayip, tek không cùng một đôi, kỳ quặc, số lẻ 不成对的, 单数的, 奇怪的
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odd

a. extraño-a, irregular, raro-a, inexacto-a;
an ___ caseun caso ___;
___ or evennones o pares;
thirty ___ pillstreinta píldoras más o menos, treinta y tantas píldoras;
at ___ timesen momentos imprevistos, a horas imprevistas.
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He said he was late for a Job Centre appointment and explained how he made a living as an odd job man to earn a few bob.
Retired odd job man John - who does not know exactly how much he lost to scams - said: "I wonder how they can be so cruel."
The odd job man bludgeoned the 84-year-old widower with a rubber mallet and stole PS3,000.
Jennie wanted to end their 18-year marriage to be with her new lover, odd job man Norman Laramy, 40.
The 44-year-old odd job man was last seen by a family member at his home address on Macauly Road in Birkby on Sunday, March 13, last year at around 2.30pm.
Stuart Done, 39, was employed as a window cleaner and odd job man at the presbytery of St Peter and St Paul's Church, in Woodland Road, St Helens.
Christopher Hughes, 55, of Porthcawl, was sacked as a teacher at Ysgol Bryn Castell in Bridgend following the claims and had since resorted to being an "odd job man".
The 63-year-old victim allowed odd job man Leon Brian Russell to stay at her Solihull home after he left his own address over alleged death threats.