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odd

odd

 
pronunciation:
ad
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: odder, oddest
definition 1: different from what is expected or customary; strange.
It was odd that she was up in the middle of the night, as she was a very sound sleeper.His teacher looked odd at the grocery store wearing a T-shirt and shorts instead of the usual suit and tie."Fluffy" seemed like an odd name for a turtle.
synonyms:
curious, different, funny, peculiar, queer, strange, uncommon, unusual, weird
antonyms:
conventional, normal, ordinary, regular, usual
similar words:
anomalous, antic, balmy, bizarre, eccentric, erratic, freaky, kinky, oddball, offbeat, outlandish, quizzical, rare, singular, unique
definition 2: being the only one of a set or pair.
The drawer was full of odd socks.
synonyms:
lone, single, solitary, unmatched
similar words:
extra
definition 3: left over; remaining.
She put the odd scraps of fabric in her sewing box.
synonyms:
leftover, remaining, spare, surplus
similar words:
extra, unneeded, unused
definition 4: not able to be divided exactly by two.
Three, five, and seven are odd numbers. (Cf. even.).
synonyms:
uneven
antonyms:
even
definition 5: not belonging to a definable group, class, or category.
I know a lot of odd facts about painters and their work, but I've never studied art history comprehensively.
synonyms:
anomalous, irregular, miscellaneous, sundry, various
similar words:
aberrant, abnormal, atypical, deviant, different, distinct, diverse
definition 6: approximately equal to a specified number (usu. used in combination).
There are twenty-odd books on our list.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a thing that is odd.
synonyms:
curiosity, oddity, peculiarity, rarity, remainder
similar words:
freak, kink, quirk, remnant, spare, unique
derivations: oddly (adj.), oddness (n.)
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