Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » P » Peba ... Pedesis

PECULIAR

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does peculiar mean? 

PECULIAR (adjective)
  The adjective PECULIAR has 4 senses:

1. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
2. unique or specific to a person or thing or category
3. markedly different from the usual
4. characteristic of one only; distinctive or special

  Familiarity information: PECULIAR used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PECULIAR (adjective)


Sense 1peculiar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

Synonyms:

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

Similar:

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


Sense 2peculiar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unique or specific to a person or thing or category

Synonyms:

particular; special; peculiar

Context examples:

the particular demands of the job / has a particular preference for Chinese art / a peculiar bond of sympathy between them / an expression peculiar to Canadians / rights peculiar to the rich / the special features of a computer / my own special chair

Similar:

specific ((sometimes followed by 'to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique)


Sense 3peculiar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Markedly different from the usual

Context examples:

a peculiar hobby of stuffing and mounting bats / a man...feels it a peculiar insult to be taunted with cowardice by a woman

Similar:

unusual (not usual or common or ordinary)


Sense 4peculiar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characteristic of one only; distinctive or special

Context example:

the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S.

Similar:

characteristic (typical or distinctive)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Don't burn your bridges behind you." (English proverb)

"One finger cannot lift a pebble." (Native American proverb, Hopi)

"When what you want doesn't happen, learn to want what does." (Arabic proverb)

"Life is just as long as the time it takes for someone to pass by a window." (Corsican proverb)

 PECULIAR: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.1228 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: