December 01, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
odd /ˈɑːd/ adjective
odd
/ˈɑːd/
adjective
The numbers 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 are odd, while 2, 4, 6, and 8 are even.
The numbers 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 are odd, while 2, 4, 6, and 8 are even.
Learner's definition of ODD

1 [also more odd; most odd] odder; oddest: strange or unusual : different from what is normal or expected

  • He has some odd [=peculiar, weird] habits.

  • She had an odd look on her face.

2 always used before a noun: happening in a way that is not planned or regular

  • She kept a stack of magazines that she would read at odd moments.

  • During the summer, he would do odd jobs for his neighbors to earn extra money.

3 always used before a noun : of different kinds or types

  • They were selling an odd assortment of candy and jewelry.

  • a few odd [=random] bits of information

4 always used before a noun: not matched or paired with another thing or person

  • I folded all the laundry and had one odd sock left.

5 a: not able to be divided into two equal whole numbers

  • The numbers 1, 3, 5, and 7 are odd, while 2, 4, 6, and 8 are even.

  • odd and even numbers

  • There's an odd number of chairs.

b : marked by an odd number

  • The odd-numbered houses are on the left side of the street.

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