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 Dictionary entry overview: What does odd mean? 

ODD (adjective)
  The adjective ODD has 6 senses:

1. not divisible by two
2. not easily explained
3. an indefinite quantity more than that specified
4. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
5. of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g.
6. not used up

  Familiarity information: ODD used as an adjective is common.

 Dictionary entry details 

ODD (adjective)

Sense 1odd [BACK TO TOP]


Not divisible by two


even (divisible by two)

Sense 2odd [BACK TO TOP]


Not easily explained

Context example:

it is odd that his name is never mentioned


unusual (not usual or common or ordinary)

Sense 3odd [BACK TO TOP]


An indefinite quantity more than that specified

Context example:

invited 30-odd guests


inexact (not exact)

Domain usage:

combining form (a bound form used only in compounds)

Sense 4odd [BACK TO TOP]


Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected


queer; peculiar; rummy; rum; curious; singular; funny; odd

Context examples:

a curious hybrid accent / her speech has a funny twang / they have some funny ideas about war / had an odd name / the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves / something definitely queer about this town / what a rum fellow / singular behavior


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

Sense 5odd [BACK TO TOP]


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


unmatched; unpaired; unmated; odd


mismatched (either not matched or unsuitably matched)

Sense 6odd [BACK TO TOP]


Not used up


remaining; leftover; left over; left; unexpended; odd

Context examples:

leftover meatloaf / she had a little money left over so she went to a movie / some odd dollars left / saved the remaining sandwiches for supper / unexpended provisions


unexhausted (not used up completely)

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