Definition for ODD

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.

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