Odd

Definition of Odd

Pronunciation: ǒd
a.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.
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.

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