odd


odd
odd [ ad ] adjective ***
▸ 1 unusual
▸ 2 not frequent/regular
▸ 3 of different types etc.
▸ 4 not even in number
▸ 5 lacking its pair
▸ 6 not exact in number
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) unusual or unexpected in a way that attracts your interest or attention:
Harry's behavior did seem a little odd.
His paintings are a rather odd mixture of German and British influences.
it is odd (that): It's very odd that he hadn't sent you a birthday present.
strike someone as odd (=make someone think that something is unexpected): It struck me as odd that there was no reply to my letter.
odd-sounding: an odd-sounding name
odd-looking: The children were very odd-looking in their costumes.
the odd thing is (that) (=it is unexpected that): But the odd thing was that I didn't feel guilty.
that's odd: That's odd, I thought I left my coat on the chair.
2. ) only before noun not happening frequently or regularly: OCCASIONAL:
The weather will remain cloudy with odd showers here and there.
the/an odd something: I enjoy the odd drink now and again.
3. ) only before noun consisting of different types, sizes, shapes, colors, etc.:
The file was stuffed with notes and odd pieces of paper.
4. ) usually before noun an odd number is a WHOLE NUMBER that cannot be divided exactly by two, for example 1, 3, 5, 7, etc.
─ opposite EVEN
5. ) usually before noun lacking the other member of a pair:
odd socks/shoes/gloves
6. ) never before noun INFORMAL in the region of: used after a number for saying that it is not exact:
He must be sixty odd (=about 60 years old).
There were 200 odd people in the room.
odd minute/moment BRITISH
a short period of free time:
Come and look at my photos when you've got the odd few minutes.
I'll phone her when I can find the odd moment.
the odd one/man out
1. ) MAINLY BRITISH someone or something that is different from the others in a group or list:
See if you can spot the odd one out in the list.
2. ) someone who is not accepted by the other members of a group because of being different
3. ) someone or something remaining after others form pairs, groups, or sets
╾ odd|ness noun uncount

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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