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odd

adjective uk   /ɒd/ us    /ɑːd/

odd adjective (STRANGE)

B2 strange or unexpected: Her father was an odd man. What an odd thing to say. The skirt and jacket looked a bit odd together. That's odd - I'm sure I put my keys in this drawer and yet they're not here. It's odd that no one's seen him. It must be odd to live on the 43rd floor.

odd adjective (NOT OFTEN)

C2 [before noun] not happening often: She does the odd teaching job but nothing permanent. You get the odd person who's rude to you but they're generally quite helpful.

odd adjective (NUMBERS)

(of numbers) not able to be divided exactly by two: 3, 5, and 7 are all odd numbers. The houses on this side of the street have all got odd numbers.
Opposite

odd adjective (SEPARATED)

[before noun] (of something that should be in a pair or set) separated from its pair or set: He's got a whole drawer full of odd socks. I'd got a few odd (= I had various) balls of wool left over.
(Definition of odd adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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