Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To take an overdose.
  • intransitive verb To have or experience too much of something; overindulge.
  • noun An overdose of a drug.
  • noun One who has taken an overdose.
  • abbreviation Doctor of Optometry
  • abbreviation officer of the day
  • abbreviation outer diameter
  • abbreviation overdraft
  • abbreviation overdrawn

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • initialism Overdose.
  • initialism Doctor of Optometry.
  • initialism Overdrive.
  • initialism Overdraft.
  • initialism Optical density
  • initialism Outer diameter of a pipe or tube.
  • initialism Australia over dimension, used on route numbers for large vehicles, and normally followed by a numeral, eg OD5.
  • initialism management Organization development.
  • verb informal To take an overdose of a drug, to overdose.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[o(ver)d(ose).]

Examples

  • And OD is short for oculus dexter, or right eye, not for overdose.

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  • And OD is short for oculus dexter, or right eye, not for overdose.

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  • And OD is short for oculus dexter, or right eye, not for overdose.

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  • But if you really want to sell your stories to the MMs, month after month, do what I do: Go into their office in OD with a silenced Ruger .22 in your hand and ask to speak to the head muck-muck.

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  • In OD&D/Swords&Wizardry it’s roll stats pick race/class let’s pick MU record alignment record spells per day off of MU table roll hitpoints 9 (d6-1) + 5 btw record save (in OD&D this is table so no need to record)

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  • ET on the same network that will air season two of the singer's reality show, "Fantasia For Real," in September -- Barrino confirms that her OD was a suicide attempt.

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  • The vertical axis, labelled OD, which stands for optical density or ‘cloudiness’, is a measure of population size in the flask.

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  • The vertical axis, labelled OD, which stands for optical density or ‘cloudiness’, is a measure of population size in the flask.

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  • Technically, we played what these days might be called OD&D1974, but what the players wrote on their notebooks, along with name, as in school, was in fact Ur-D&D, so I went with that.

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  • Technically, we played what these days might be called OD&D1974, but what the players wrote on their notebooks, along with name, as in school, was in fact Ur-D&D, so I went with that.

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