from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Deviating from what is ordinary, usual, or expected; strange or peculiar: an odd name; odd behavior. See Synonyms at strange.
- adj. Being in excess of the indicated or approximate number, extent, or degree. Often used in combination: invited 30-odd guests.
- adj. Constituting a remainder: had some odd dollars left over.
- adj. Small in amount: jingled the odd change in my pockets.
- adj. Being one of an incomplete pair or set: an odd shoe.
- adj. Remaining after others have been paired or grouped.
- adj. Mathematics Designating an integer not divisible by two, such as 1, 3, and 5.
- adj. Not expected, regular, or planned: called at odd intervals.
- adj. Remote; out-of-the-way: found the antique shop in an odd corner of town.
- n. Something odd.
- n. Sports In the United States, a golf score one stroke higher than the score of one's opponent.
- n. Sports In Great Britain, a stroke added to a superior golfer's score or a stroke taken away from an inferior golfer's score in order to equalize the chances of winning a match.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Single; sole; singular; not having a mate.
- adj. Singular in excellence; unique; sole; matchless; peerless; famous.
- adj. Singular in looks or character; peculiar; eccentric.
- adj. Strange, unusual.
- adj. Occasional; infrequent.
- adj. Left over, remaining when the rest have been grouped
- adj. Casual, irregular, not planned.
- adj. About, approximately.
- adj. Not divisible by two.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not paired with another, or remaining over after a pairing; without a mate; unmatched; single
- adj. Not divisible by 2 without a remainder; not capable of being evenly paired, one unit with another.
- adj. Left over after a definite round number has been taken or mentioned; indefinitely, but not greatly, exceeding a specified number; extra.
- adj. Remaining over; unconnected; detached; fragmentary; hence, occasional; inconsiderable
- adj. Different from what is usual or common; unusual; singular; peculiar; unique; strange.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Single; sole; singular; especially, single as rendering a pair or series incomplete; lacking a match; being of a pair or series of which the rest is wanting: as, an odd glove; two or three odd volumes of a series.
- Singular in excellence; unique; sole; hence, peerless; famous.
- Singular in looks or character; peculiar; eccentric; at variance with what is usual: as, an odd way of doing things; an odd appearance.
- Leaving, as a number, a remainder of one when divided by two: opposed to even.
- Numbered with an odd number: as, the odd files of a company (that is, the files numbered 1, 3, 5, and so on).
- Left over after pairs have been reckoned; by extension, remaining after any division into equal numbers or parts: thus, the division of sixteen or nineteen among five leaves an odd one or four odd.
- Remaining over after, or differing from, the just or customary number.
- Additional to a whole mentioned in round numbers, or to any other specified whole: following and after a number or quantity, or without and when it takes the place of a unit appended to a ten.
- Not included with others; not taken into the common account; sporadic; incidental; casual: as, a few odd trifles; to read a book at odd times.
- Out of the way; remote.
- At odds; at variance; unable to consort or agree.
- Strange, Queer, etc. (see eccentric), grotesque, droll, comical.
- n. Something that is numerically odd.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not divisible by two
- adj. an indefinite quantity more than that specified
- adj. of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g.
- adj. not used up
- adj. not easily explained
- adj. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
Middle English odde, from Old Norse oddi, point of land, triangle, odd number.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English od, odde ("odd, single"), from Old Norse oddi ("third or additional number, triangle"), from oddr ("point of a weapon"), from Proto-Germanic *uzdaz (“point”), from Proto-Indo-European *wes- (“to stick, prick, pierce, sting”) + Proto-Indo-European *dʰe- (“to set, place”). Cognate with Icelandic oddi ("triangle, point of land, odd number"), Swedish udd ("a point"), Old English ord ("a point"). More at ord. (Wiktionary)