1

**:**differing markedly from the usual, ordinary, or accepted

**:**peculiar

a very odd way to show gratitude

2

a

**:**not regular, expected, or planned

worked at odd jobs

b

**:**encountered or experienced from time to time

**:**occasional

manages to get in some reading at odd moments

3

a

**:**being without a corresponding (see corresponding sense 1) mate

an odd shoe

b(1)

**:**left over after others are paired or grouped

came without his wife and thus turned out to be the odd guest at the party

(2)

**:**separated from a set or series

had in his possession only two or three odd volumes of the original 12-volume set

4

a

**:**being any of the integers (such as −3, −1, +1, and +3) that are not divisible by two without leaving a remainder

b

**:**marked by an odd number of units

needed two

*odd*-length boards, one of three feet and one of five feet
c

**:**being a function (see function entry 1 sense 5a) such that

*f*(−

*x*) = −

*f*(

*x*) where the sign is reversed but the absolute value remains the same if the sign of the independent variable is reversed

5

a

**:**somewhat more than the indicated approximate quantity, extent, or degree —usually used in combination

300-

*odd*pages
b(1)

**:**left over as a remainder

had a few odd dollars left after paying his bills

(2)

**:**constituting a small amount

had some odd change in her pocket

6

**:**having an out-of-the-way location

**:**remote

found it in some odd corner of the house

oddness
noun

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