Meaning of “odd” in the English Dictionary

"odd" in British English

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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 little 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 go back to your home town after forty years away.

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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.

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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 all have odd numbers.



uk / -ɒd/ us / -ɑːd/ informal

(Definition of “odd” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ɑd/

odd adjective (STRANGE)

[ -er/-est only ] strange or unexpected:

an odd person
That’s odd – I thought I left my glasses on the table but they’re not here.

odd adjective (SEPARATED)

[ not gradable ] (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.

odd adjective (NUMBER)

[ not gradable ] (of numbers) not able to be divided exactly by 2:

Some examples of odd numbers are 1, 3, 5, and 7.

odd adverb [ not gradable ] (APPROXIMATELY)

used after a number, esp. a number that can be divided by 10, to show that the exact number is not known:

He holds another 50-odd acres of land in reserve, providing plenty of room for expansion.

(Definition of “odd” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)