Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adjective

Definitions: (adjective) An odd number is one that does not divide evenly by 2 (e.g., 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, etc.) (adjective) An odd sock, boot, etc. is one without its pair. (adjective) The odd time, problem, etc. is one that happens sometimes, but not often. (adjective) If something is odd, it is not normal and usually you don’t like it or don’t understand it.

Examples: (adjective) 61, 79 and 103 are all odd numbers. (adjective) The teacher was wearing odd socks; one was red and one was blue. (adjective) I don’t really drink, just the odd beer at the weekend. (adjective) The lake is usually flat, except for the odd storm swell. (adjective) The neighbours thought him very odd, because he would leave his doors open all night. (adjective) She liked him, but there was something odd about the way he spoke.

Synonyms: adjectives: strange, unusual, different. rare, infrequent. unmatched, single, uneven.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 10 B