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odd lot

  

      n  
1    a batch of merchandise that contains less than or more than the usual number of units  
2      (Stock Exchange)   a number of securities less than the standard trading unit of 100  
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odd  
      adj  
1    unusual or peculiar in appearance, character, etc.  
2    occasional, incidental, or random  
odd jobs     
3    leftover or additional  
odd bits of wool     
4   
a    not divisible by two  
b    represented or indicated by a number that is not divisible by two  
graphs are on odd pages         Compare       even   1       7  
5    being part of a matched pair or set when the other or others are missing  
an odd sock, odd volumes     
6    in combination   used to designate an indefinite quantity more than the quantity specified in round numbers  
fifty-odd pounds     
7    out-of-the-way or secluded  
odd corners     
8      (Maths)   (of a function) changing sign but not absolute value when the sign of the independent variable is changed, as in y=x3  
   Compare       even   1       13  
9    odd man out   a person or thing excluded from others forming a group, unit, etc.  
      n  
10      (Golf)  
a    one stroke more than the score of one's opponent  
b    an advantage or handicap of one stroke added to or taken away from a player's score  
11    a thing or person that is odd in sequence or number,   (See also)        odds  
     (C14: odde: from Old Norse oddi point, angle, triangle, third or odd number. Compare Old Norse oddr point, spot, place; Old English ord point, beginning)  
  oddly      adv  
  oddness      n  


odd-jobman   , odd-jobber  
      n   pl   , -men, -bers   a person who does casual work, esp. domestic repairs  
odd lot  
      n  
1    a batch of merchandise that contains less than or more than the usual number of units  
2      (Stock Exchange)   a number of securities less than the standard trading unit of 100  
odd-pinnate  
      adj   (of a plant leaf) pinnate with a single leaflet at the apex  

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odd

  
1    abnormal, atypical, bizarre, curious, deviant, different, eccentric, exceptional, extraordinary, fantastic, freak, freakish, freaky     (slang)   funny, irregular, kinky     (informal)   left-field     (informal)   oddball     (informal)   off-the-wall     (slang)   outlandish, out of the ordinary, outré, peculiar, quaint, queer, rare, remarkable, rum     (Brit. slang)   singular, strange, uncanny, uncommon, unconventional, unusual, wacko     (slang)   weird, whimsical  
2    casual, fragmentary, incidental, irregular, miscellaneous, occasional, periodic, random, seasonal, sundry, varied, various  
3    leftover, lone, remaining, single, solitary, spare, surplus, unconsumed, uneven, unmatched, unpaired  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    common, customary, familiar, natural, normal, ordinary, regular, typical, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual  
2    habitual, permanent, regular, steady  
3    even, matched, paired  


odd man out     
exception, freak, maverick, misfit, nonconformist, outsider, square peg in a round hole     (informal)  

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adj.
freaky means odd, strange, unusual
exp.
quite a lot
we came in for a fair bit of criticism; I've travelled in Asia a fair bit
n.
got a lot on his plate
exp.
be very expensive; cost a lot
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
adv.
a lot; very much; in a great quantity; endlessly
[Fig.] E.g. love someone to the moon and back=love someone very much
n.
using a lot of people (Internet users mostly) to contribute to a collective work. For example Wikipedia uses crowdsourcing
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
n.
means a different approach or a welcome change to something. Ex.: anna has lots of wonderful ideas and motivation - she is a breath of fresh air.
[Fig.]

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