adjective Etymology: Middle English odde, from Old Norse oddi point of land, triangle, odd number; akin to Old English ord point of a weapon Date: 14th century 1. a. being without a corresponding mate <
an odd shoe
b. (1) left over after others are paired or grouped (2) separated from a set or series 2. a. somewhat more than the indicated approximate quantity, extent, or degree — usually used in combination <
300-odd pages
b. (1) left over as a remainder <
had a few odd dollars left after paying his bills
(2) constituting a small amount <
had some odd change in her pocket
3. a. being any of the integers (as -3, -1, +1, and +3) that are not exactly divisible by two b. marked by an odd number of units c. being a function such that f (-x) = -f (x) where the sign is reversed but the absolute value remains the same if the sign of the independent variable is reversed 4. a. not regular, expected, or planned <
worked at odd jobs
b. encountered or experienced from time to time ; occasional 5. having an out-of-the-way location ; remote 6. differing markedly from the usual or ordinary or accepted ; peculiar Synonyms: see strangeoddness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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