## Definition of odd

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

- an odd shoe

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

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

**:**separated from a set or series

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

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

- 300-
*odd*pages

**:**left over as a remainder

- had a few odd dollars left after paying his bills

**:**constituting a small amount

- had some odd change in her pocket

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

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

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

**:**being a function (see

^{1}function 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

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

- worked at odd jobs

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

**:**occasional

- manages to get in some reading at odd moments

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

**:**remote

- found it in some odd corner of the house

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

**:**peculiar

- a very odd way to show gratitude