[ UK /ˈɒd/ ]
[ US /ˈɑd/ ]
  1. not divisible by two
  2. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
    her speech has a funny twang
    a curious hybrid accent
    had an odd name
    singular behavior
    something definitely queer about this town
    the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves
    they have some funny ideas about war
    what a rum fellow
  3. not used up
    some odd dollars left
    leftover meatloaf
    she had a little money left over so she went to a movie
    saved the remaining sandwiches for supper
    unexpended provisions
  4. of the remaining member of a pair
    an odd glove
    unpaired socks
  5. not easily explained
    it is odd that his name is never mentioned
  6. an indefinite quantity more than that specified
    invited 30-odd guests
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How To Use odd In A Sentence

  • Gone was the prim nodus; instead her long hair was parted in the center and allowed to fall loose under a veil, in a deliberate echo of the statuary poses of classical goddesses. Caesars’ Wives
  • I walked out of the theatre feeling a little odd, as I often do when I have been deeply immersed in a film.
  • He did stand a long way off the odd ditch but once there was a little less gas in the tank he was really good. Times, Sunday Times
  • With a little coo of happiness he began to toddle forwards into the darkness, still clutching his bottle. MY BABYSITTER BITES BACK
  • For a few odd and unsettling moments, the song hovers on its own, left virtually untouched except for the subtle fuzz of static in the background.
  • His mother and father thought Jim was a bit of an oddball too.
  • I befriended a couple of the kids, and together we built a raft that we would row down the Dodder as far as the great waterfall in Donnybrook.
  • Nakamura even gives them a bit of an Odd Couple twist: Buddha is frugal and kind of uptight; Jesus goes with the flow. License request day: Saint Young Men
  • I thought he was a bit of a fruitcake or an odd fish.
  • Written with charm and humour, this is a touching, absorbing oddity of a book about love, grief, avarice and generosity.
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