KJV Dictionary Definition: odd


ODD, a.

1. Not even; not divisible into equal numbers; as one, three, five, seven, &c.

Good luck lies in odd numbers.

2. Left or remaining after the union, estimate or use of even numbers; or remaining after round numbers or any number specified; as the odd number; the odd man.

Sixteen hundred and odd years after the earth was made, it was destroyed by a deluge.

3. Singular; extraordinary; differing from what is usual; strange; as an odd phenomenon.

It sometimes implies dislike or contempt; as an odd fellow.

4. Not noted; unheeded; not taken into the common account.

There are yet missing some few odd lads that you remember not.

5. Uncommon; particular.

The odd man to perform all three perfectly is Joannes Sturmis.

6. Uncommon; in appearance improper or not likely to answer the purpose. This is an odd way of doing things.

Locke's Essay would be an odd book for a man to make himself master of, who would get a reputation by his critical writings.

7. Separate from that which is regularly occupied; remaining unemployed. I will take some odd time to do this business. He may do it at odd times.



1. The state of being not even.

2. Singularity; strangeness; particularity; irregularity; uncouthness; as the oddness of dress or shape; the oddness of an event or accident.


ODDS, n. s as z. It is used both in the singular and plural.

1. Inequality; excess of either compared with the other; difference in favor of one and against another.

Preeminent by so much odds.

In this example, much marks the singular number, and many cannot be used.

Cromwell, with odds of number and of fate -

All the odds between them has been the different scope given to their understandings to range in.

Judging is balancing an account and determining on which side the odds lie.

There appeared at least four to one odds against them.

2. Advantage; superiority.

3. Quarrel; dispute; debate.

It is odds, more likely than the contrary. It is odds that he will find a shrewd temptation.

At odds, in dispute; at variance; in controversy or quarrel.

That sets us all at odds.

Or they must always be at odds.