Dictionary: OC'U-LAR-LY – O-DON-TAL'GIC

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OC'U-LAR-LY, adv.

By the eye, sight or actual view. Brown.

OC'U-LATE, a. [L. oculatus.]

Furnished with eyes; knowing by the eye. Johnson.

OC'U-LI-FORM, a. [L. oculus, eye, and forma, form.]

In the form of an eye; resembling the eye in form; as, an oculiform pebble. Fourcroy.

OC'U-LIST, n. [from L. oculus, the eye.]

One skilled in diseases of the eyes, or one who professes to cure them.

OCULUS-BELI, n. [Oculus beli.]

A semi-pellucid gem, a variety of agate of a grayish white color, variegated with yellow, and with a black central nucleus. Its variegations resemble the pupil and iris of the eye. Encyc.

OCULUS-CATI, n. [Oculus cati.]

Cat's eye or asteria, a beautiful gem approaching the nature of the opal, having a bright color which seems to be lodged deep in the stone, and which shifts as it is moved in various directions. It is larger than a pea, and generally of a semi-circular form, naturally smooth. It is found in the East and West Indies, and in Europe. Encyc.

OCULUS-MUNDI, n. [Oculus mundi.]

Otherwise called hydrophane and lapis mutabilis, a precious stone of an opake whitish brown color, but becoming transparent by infusion in an aqueous fluid, and resuming its opacity when dry. It is found in beds over the opals in Hungary, Silesia and Saxony, and over the chalcedonies and agates in Iceland. Encyc.

ODD, a. [Sw. udda, odd and udd, udde, a point; Dan. odd, a point or tip. In W. od is notable, singular, and odid, a rarity. In Russ. odin or odno is one.]

  1. Not even; not divisible into equal numbers; as, one, three, five, seven, &c. Good luck lies in odd numbers. Shak.
  2. Left or remaining after the union, estimate or use of even numbers; or remaining after round numbers or any number specified; as, the odd number; the odd man. Sixteen hundred and odd years after the earth was made, it was destroyed by a deluge. Burnet.
  3. Singular; extraordinary; differing from what is usual; strange; as, an odd phenomenon. Newton. It sometimes implies dislike or contempt; as, an odd fellow.
  4. Not noted; unheeded; not taken into the common account. There are yet missing some few odd lads that you remember not. Shak.
  5. Uncommon; particular. The odd man to perform all three perfectly is Joannes Sturmius. Ascham.
  6. Uncommon; in appearance improper or not likely to answer the purpose. This is an odd way of doing things. Locke's Essay would be an odd book for a man to make himself master of, who would get a reputation by his critical writing. Spectator.
  7. Separate from that which is regularly occupied; remaining unemployed. I will take some odd time to do this business. He may do it at odd times.

ODD'EST, a. [superl.]

Most odd.

ODD'I-TY, n.

  1. Singularity; strangeness; as, the oddity of dress, manners or shape; oddity of appearance.
  2. A singular person; to colloquial language. This man is an oddity.


having a singular look.

ODD'LY, adv.

  1. Not evenly. [Little used.]
  2. Strangely; unusually; irregularly; singularly; uncouthly; as, oddly dressed; oddly formed. A figure oddly turned. Locke. A black substance lying on the ground very oddly shaped. Swift.


  1. The state of being not even.
  2. Singularity; strangeness; particularity; irregularity; uncouthness; as, the oddness of dress or shape; the oddness of an event or accident. Dryden. Swift.

ODDS, n. [s as z. It is used both in the singular and plural.]

  1. Inequality; excess of either compared with the other; difference in favor of one and against another. Preeminent by so much odds. Milton. In this example, much marks the singular number, and many can not be used. Cromwell, with odds of number and of fate. Waller. All the odds between them has been the different scope given to their understandings to range in. Locke. Judging is balancing an account and determining on which side the odds lie. Locke. There appeared at least four to one odds against them. Swift.
  2. Advantage; superiority. Hudibras.
  3. Quarrel; dispute; debate. Shak. It is odds, more likely than the contrary. It is odds that he will find a shrewd temptation. South. At odds, in dispute; at variance; in controversy or quarrel. They set us all at odds. Shak. Or they must always be at odds. Swift.

ODE, n. [L. ode; Gr. ῳδη.]

A short poem or song; a poetical composition proper to be set to music or sung; a lyric poem. The ode is of the greater or less kind; the less is characterized by sweetness and ease; the greater by sublimity, rapture and quickness of transition. Johnson. Pindar has left Olympic odes, Pythian odes, Nemean odes, and Isthmian odes. The ode consists of unequal verses in stanzas or strophes. Busby.

O-DE'ON, n. [Gr. ωδειον; from ωδη, a song.]

In ancient architecture, a kind of theater in Greece in which poets and musicians submitted their works to the approval of the public, and contended for prizes. Elmes.

O'DI-BLE, a.

Hateful; that may excite hatred.

O'DIN, n.

A Scandinavian deity, the Woden of the Saxons.

O'DI-OUS, a. [L. odiosus, from odi, I hated, Eng. hate.]

  1. Hateful; deserving hatred. It expresses something less than detestable and abominable; as, an odious name; odious vice. All wickedness is odious. Sprat.
  2. Offensive to the senses; disgusting; as, an odious sight; an odious smell.
  3. Causing hate; invidious; as, to utter odious truth.
  4. Exposed to hatred; hated. He rendered himself odious to the parliament. Clarendon.

O'DI-OUS-LY, adv.

  1. Hatefully; in a manner to deserve or excite hatred. Milton.
  2. Invidiously; so as to cause hate. Dryden.


  1. Hatefulness; the quality that deserves or may excite hatred; as, the odiousness of sin. Wake.
  2. The state of being hated. [Not usual.] Sidney.

O'DI-UM, n. [L.]

  1. Hatred; dislike. This measure brought a general odium on his government.
  2. The quality that provokes hatred; offensiveness. She threw the odium of the fact on me. Dryden.

O-DOM'E-TER, n. [Gr. οδος, and μετρον.]

An instrument to measure distance in traveling. Jefferson.


Pertaining to an odometer, or its measurement.

O-DON-TAL'GIC, a. [Gr. οδους, a tooth, and αλγος, pain.]

Pertaining to the tooth-ache.