odd




The numbers 1, 3, 5, and 35 are all odd numbers — they can’t be divided by two. They are not even. Also, things that are weird or strange are called odd.

This word covers things that are slightly off-kilter, like odd numbers. You can use odd for a single thing that belongs in a pair, like an odd sock or odd mitten. If someone wants you to do odd jobs, that could mean almost anything: odd jobs are random and unpredictable jobs that could come up. When you describe a person as odd, or that they’re exhibiting odd behavior, it means they’re peculiar and out of the ordinary.

Definitions of odd
  1. adjective

    not divisible by two

    synonyms:
    uneven
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    Antonyms:

    even

    divisible by two

  2. adjective

    not used up

    synonyms:
    left, left over, leftover, remaining, unexpended

    unexhausted

    not used up completely
  3. adjective

    of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g.

    synonyms:
    unmatched, unmated, unpaired

    mismatched

    either not matched or unsuitably matched
  4. adjective

    an indefinite quantity more than that specified

    “invited 30-
    odd guests”
    Synonyms:

    inexact

    not exact
  5. adjective

    not easily explained

    “it is
    odd that his name is never mentioned”
    Synonyms:

    unusual

    not usual or common or ordinary
  6. adjective

    beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

    “had an
    odd name”
    synonyms:
    curious, funny, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular

    strange, unusual

    being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird

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