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Dictionary Definition

odd adj
1 not divisible by two [ant: even]
2 not easily explained; "it is odd that his name is never mentioned"
3 an indefinite quantity more than that specified; "invited 30-odd guests"
4 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" [syn: curious, funny, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular]
5 of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g. [syn: unmatched, unmated, unpaired]
6 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" [syn: leftover, left over(p), left(p), remaining, unexpended]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Odd



  • a UK /ɒd/ /Qd/
  • a US /ɑd/ /Ad/


oddi, which comes from oddr via an intermediate meaning of "triangle". The original meaning is "left over".


en-adj er
  1. strange, unusual.
  2. arithmetic not comparable Not divisible by two.
  3. But for the odd exception.
  4. left over, remaining when the rest have been grouped
    I'm the odd one out.
  5. casual, irregular.
    He's only worked odd jobs.
  6. In the context of "in combination with a number|not comparable": about, approximately.
    There were thirty-odd people in the room.



  • Catalan: estrany
  • Chinese: 奇怪 (qí quài)
  • Dutch: vreemd, merkwaardig, raar
  • Esperanto: stranga
  • Finnish: outo, kummallinen, omituinen
  • French: bizarre, étrange
  • German: seltsam, merkwürdig, komisch
  • Ido: baroka
  • Italian: strano, strambo
  • Japanese: (へん, hen)
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: سه‌یر
  • Polish: dziwny
  • Portuguese: estranho, raro
  • Russian: странный
  • Slovene: čuden , čudna , čudno
  • Spanish: extraño, raro
  • Telugu: విలక్షణమైన (vilakshaNamaina)
not divisible by two
  • Catalan: imparell, senar
  • Czech: lichý
  • Dutch: oneven, onpaar
  • Finnish: pariton
  • French: impair
  • German: ungerade
  • Italian: dispari m, f and plural
  • Polish: nieparzysty
  • Portuguese: Ímpar
  • Russian: нечётный
  • Slovene: lih, liha, liho
  • Spanish: impar
  • Telugu: బేసి (baesi)
rare: but for the odd exception
  • Dutch: uitzonderlijk, zeldzaam
left over after others have been grouped
  • Dutch: overblijvend, resterend
  • Finnish: pariton
  • Korean: 우수리 (usuri)
casual, irregular
  • Dutch: onregelmatig
  • Finnish: satunnainen


See odds
  1. defn English

Extensive Definition

Odd may refer to:
  • In everyday language: the quality of being unpaired, occasional, strange or unusual
  • In mathematics:
    • an integer is odd if dividing it by two does not result in another integer; see even and odd numbers
    • a function f defined on the real numbers is odd if f(x) = −f(−x) for all x; see even and odd functions
    • a permutation of a finite set is odd if it can be written as the functional composition of an odd number of transpositions; see even and odd permutations
    • In probability theory, the odds in favour of an event is the ratio of the event's probability to the complementary probability.
  • Odd (name), is a name of Old Norse origin, the 11th most common male name in Norway (coincidentally, Even is also a common Norwegian name). In Old Norse the word means the sharp end of a weapon, e.g. edge of a sword or spear/arrow head.
  • Odd, West Virginia, USA
  • Odd Grenland B.K., is a Norwegian football team
  • Odd Della Robbia, a character in Code Lyoko
ODD may refer to:
odd in Czech: Odd

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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