from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Deviating from the ordinary rule; eccentric, abnormal.
- adj. Being irregularly declined or inflected.
- n. A person who is unconventional; a maverick
- n. An irregularly declined or inflected word
- n. A word whose etymological roots come from distinct, different languages or language groups.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Deviating from ordinary forms or rules; irregular; anomalous; abnormal.
- n. A word which is irregular or anomalous either in declension or conjugation, or which deviates from ordinary forms of inflection in words of a like kind; especially, a noun which is irregular in declension.
- n. Any thing or person deviating from the common rule, or from common forms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In grammar, irregular in inflection. Hence Deviating from ordinary forms or rules; irregular; anomalous.
- n. In grammar, a word which is irregular or anomalous in declension or conjugation, or which deviates from the ordinary forms of inflection in words of a like kind. It is applied particularly to nouns having forms from different stems.
- n. A person or thing that deviates from the regular or proper form.
From late Latin heteroclitus, from Ancient Greek ἑτερόκλιτος (heteróklitos), from ἕτερος (héteros, "other, another, different") + κλίνω (klínō, "lean, incline"), the latter from Proto-Indo-European *ḱley-. (Wiktionary)