odd

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odd is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
odd

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Positive
odd

Comparative
odder

Superlative
oddest

  1. If something is odd, it is not normal and usually you don't like it or don't understand it.
    The neighbours thought him very odd, because he would leave his doors open all night.
    She liked him, but there was something odd about the way he spoke.
  2. (usually before the noun) The odd time, drink, problem, etc. is one that happens sometimes, but not often.
    I don't really drink--just the odd beer at the weekend.
  3. (usually before the noun) An odd sock, boot, etc. is one without its pair.
    The clown was wearing odd socks.
  4. An odd number is one that does not divide evenly by 2 (e.g., 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, etc.)
  5. A count of (number)-odd is just a little more than the number.
    I've got fifty-odd students in the class.

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