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.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: odd

1
adj
not divisible by two
2
adj
not easily explained
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: odd
1

adj not divisible by two

Synonyms:
uneven
Antonyms:
even
divisible by two

adj not used up

Synonyms:
left, left over, leftover, remaining, unexpended
unexhausted
not used up completely

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

Synonyms:
unmatched, unmated, unpaired
mismatched
either not matched or unsuitably matched

adj an indefinite quantity more than that specified

“invited 30-odd guests”
Synonyms
inexact
not exact
2

adj not easily explained

“it is odd that his name is never mentioned”
Synonyms
unusual
not usual or common or ordinary

adj 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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