Odd a. [Compar. Odder superl. Oddest.]
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.”
Syn: -- extraordinary; queer.
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.
Pluto is an oddball among its eight sister planets. It's the smallest in both size and mass, and has the most elliptical orbit. It moves in a plane tilted markedly away from the other planets' orbits. Moreover, Pluto is the only planet made almost entirely of ice. --Ron Cohen (Science News, Feb. 27, 1999, p. 139)
adj 1: not divisible by two [ant: even]
2: not easily explained; "it is odd that his name is never
3: an indefinite quantity more than that specified; "invited
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,
5: of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g. [syn: unmatched,
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]