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).]
Not paired with another, or remaining over after a pairing; without a mate; unmatched; single; as, an odd shoe; an odd glove.
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.
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.
There are yet missing of your company
Some few odd lads that you remember not.
Remaining over; unconnected; detached; fragmentary; hence, occasional; inconsiderable; as, odd jobs; odd minutes; odd trifles.
Different from what is usual or common; unusual; singular; peculiar; unique; strange.
. "An odd
The odd man, to perform all things perfectly, is, in my poor opinion, Joannes Sturmius.
Patients have sometimes coveted odd things.
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.
Syn. -- Quaint; unmatched; singular; unusual; extraordinary; strange; queer; eccentric, whimsical; fantastical; droll; comical. See Quaint.
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