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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Odd  \Odd\,  a.  [Compar.  {Odder};  superl.  {Oddest}.]  [OE.  odde, 
  fr.Icel.  oddi  a  tongue  of  land,  a  triangle,  an  odd  number 
  (from  the  third  or  odd  angle,  or  point,  of  a  triangle), 
  orig.,  a  point,  tip;  akin  to  Icel.  oddr  point,  point  of  a 
  weapon,  Sw  udda  odd,  udd  point,  Dan.  od  AS  ord,  OHG.  ort, 
  G.  ort  place  (cf.  E.  point,  for  change  of  meaning).] 
  1.  Not  paired  with  another,  or  remaining  over  after  a 
  pairing;  without  a  mate;  unmatched;  single;  as  an  odd 
  shoe;  an  odd  glove. 
 
  2.  Not  divisible  by  2  without  a  remainder;  not  capable  of 
  being  evenly  paired,  one  unit  with  another;  as  1,  3,  7, 
  9,  11,  etc.,  are  odd  numbers. 
 
  I  hope  good  luck  lies  in  odd  numbers.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Left  over  after  a  definite  round  number  has  been  taken  or 
  mentioned;  indefinitely,  but  not  greatly,  exceeding  a 
  specified  number;  extra. 
 
  Sixteen  hundred  and  odd  years  after  the  earth  was 
  made  it  was  destroyed  in  a  deluge.  --T.  Burnet. 
 
  There  are  yet  missing  of  your  company  Some  few  odd 
  lads  that  you  remember  not  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Remaining  over  unconnected;  detached;  fragmentary;  hence 
  occasional;  inconsiderable;  as  odd  jobs;  odd  minutes;  odd 
  trifles. 
 
  5.  Different  from  what  is  usual  or  common;  unusual;  singular; 
  peculiar;  unique;  strange.  ``An  odd  action.''  --Shak.  ``An 
  odd  expression.''  --Thackeray. 
 
  The  odd  man,  to  perform  all  things  perfectly,  is  in 
  my  poor  opinion,  Joannes  Sturmius  --Ascham. 
 
  Patients  have  sometimes  coveted  odd  things 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  Locke's  Essay  would  be  a  very  odd  book  for  a  man  to 
  make  himself  master  of  who  would  get  a  reputation 
  by  critical  writings.  --Spectator. 
 
  Syn:  Quaint;  unmatched;  singular;  unusual;  extraordinary; 
  strange;  queer;  eccentric,  whimsical;  fantastical; 
  droll;  comical.  See  {Quaint}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  odd 
  adj  1:  not  divisible  by  two  [ant:  {even}] 
  2:  not  easily  explained;  "it  is  odd  that  his  name  is  never 
  mentioned" 
  3:  (in  combination)  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}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Odd,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  25902 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ODD 
  Operator  Distance-Dialing 
 
 




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