Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Oculate, Oculated adjective [ Latin oculatus , from oculus eye.]
1. Furnished with eyes. 2. Having spots or holes resembling eyes; ocellated.
Oculiform adjective [ Latin oculus the eye + form : confer French oculiforme .] In the form of an eye; resembling an eye; as, an oculiform pebble.
Oculina noun [ New Latin , from Latin oculus the eye.] (Zoology) A genus of tropical corals, usually branched, and having a very volid texture.
Oculinacea noun plural [ New Latin , from New Latin oculina the name of a typical genus.] (Zoology) A suborder of corals including many reef- building species, having round, starlike calicles.
Oculist noun [ Latin oculus the eye: confer French oculiste .] One skilled in treating diseases of the eye.
Oculo- A combining form from Latin oculus the eye.
Oculomotor adjective [ Oculo- + motor .] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the movement of the eye; -- applied especially to the common motor nerves (or third pair of cranial nerves) which supply many of the muscles of the orbit. -- noun The oculomotor nerve.
Oculonasal adjective [ Oculo- + nasal .] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the region of the eye and the nose; as, the oculonasal , or nasal, nerve, one of the branches of the ophthalmic.
; plural Oculi
. [ Latin , an eye.] 1. An eye; (Botany) a leaf bud. 2. (Architecture) A round window, usually a small one.
Ocypodian noun [ Greek 'wky`s swift + poy`s , podo`s , foot.] (Zoology) One of a tribe of crabs which live in holes in the sand along the seashore, and run very rapidly, -- whence the name.
[ G., from Greek ... passage.] (Physics) An alleged force or natural power, supposed, by Reichenbach and others, to produce the phenomena of mesmerism, and to be developed by various agencies, as by magnets, heat, light, chemical or vital action, etc.; -- called also odyle or the odylic force .
That od force of German Reichenbach Mrs. Browning.
Which still, from female finger tips, burnt blue.
Odal noun [ Confer Icelandic ē...al , Danish odel allodial, Swedish odal .] (Law) Among the early and medieval Teutonic peoples, esp. Scandinavians, the heritable land held by the various odalmen constituting a family or kindred of freeborn tribesmen; also, the ownership of such land. The odal was subject only to certain rights of the family or kindred in restricting the freedom of transfer or sale and giving certain rights of redemption in case of change of ownership by inheritance, etc., and perhaps to other rights of the kindred or the tribe. Survivals of the early odal estates and tenure exist in Orkney and Shetland, where it is usually called by the variant form udal .
Odal adjective (Law) Noting, or pert. to, odal land or ownership.
[ French, from Turk. odaliq
chambermaid, from oda
chamber, room.] A female slave or concubine in the harem of the Turkish sultan.
[ Written also odahlic
, and odalik
Not of those that men desire, sleek Tennyson.
Odalisques , or oracles of mode.
Odalman, Odalwoman noun (Teut. Law) A man or woman having odal, or able to share in it by inheritance.
[ Compar. Odder
; superl. Oddest
.] [ Middle English odde
, from Icelandic oddi
a tongue of land, a triangle, an odd number (from the third or odd angle, or point, of a triangle), orig., a point, tip; akin to Icelandic oddr
point, point of a weapon, Swedish udda
point, Danish od
, Old High German ort
, German ort
place (cf. English point
, for change of meaning).] 1. Not paired with another, or remaining over after a pairing; without a mate; unmatched; single; as, an odd shoe; an odd glove. 2. Not divisible by 2 without a remainder; not capable of being evenly paired, one unit with another; as, 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, etc., are odd numbers.
I hope good luck lies in odd numbers. Shak. 3. Left over after a definite round number has been taken or mentioned; indefinitely, but not greatly, exceeding a specified number; extra.
Sixteen hundred and odd years after the earth was made, it T. Burnet.
was destroyed in a deluge.
There are yet missing of your company Shak. 4. Remaining over; unconnected; detached; fragmentary; hence, occasional; inconsiderable; as, odd jobs; odd minutes; odd trifles. 5. Different from what is usual or common; unusual; singular; peculiar; unique; strange.
Some few odd lads that you remember not.
The odd man, to perform all things perfectly, is, in my poor opinion, Joannes Sturmius. Ascham.
Patients have sometimes coveted odd things. Arbuthnot.
Locke's Essay would be a very odd book for a man to make himself master of, who would get a reputation by critical writings. Spectator. Syn.
-- Quaint; unmatched; singular; unusual; extraordinary; strange; queer; eccentric, whimsical; fantastical; droll; comical. See Quaint
Odd Fellow A member of a secret order, or fraternity, styled the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, established for mutual aid and social enjoyment.
; plural Oddities 1. The quality or state of being odd; singularity; queerness; peculiarity; as, oddity of dress, manners, and the like.
That infinitude of oddities in him. Sterne. 2. That which is odd; as, a collection of oddities .
Oddly adverb 1. In an odd manner; unevently.
[ R.] 2. In a peculiar manner; strangely; queerly; curiously.
"A figure a little more oddly
A great black substance, . . . very oddly shaped. Swift. 3. (Math.) In a manner measured by an odd number.
+ - ment
.] An odd thing, or one that is left over, disconnected, fragmentary, or the like; something that is separated or disconnected from its fellows;
esp. (in plural
), the odds and ends. Specif.: (Printing) Any separate small part or page in a book, other than the text, such as the title page, contents, etc.
A miscellaneous collection of riddles, charms, gnomic verses, and " oddments " of different kinds. Saintsbury.
Oddness noun 1. The state of being odd, or not even.
Take but one from three, and you not only destroy the oddness , but also the essence of that number. Fotherby. 2. Singularity; strangeness; eccentricity; irregularity; uncouthness; as, the oddness of dress or shape; the oddness of an event. Young.
(ŏdz) noun sing. & plural
[ See Odd
] 1. Difference in favor of one and against another; excess of one of two things or numbers over the other; inequality; advantage; superiority; hence, excess of chances; probability.
"Preëminent by so much odds
"The fearful odds
of that unequal fray." Trench.
The odds Shak.
Is that we scarce are men and you are gods.
There appeared, at least, four to one odds against them. Swift.
All the odds between them has been the different scope . . . given to their understandings to range in. Locke.
Judging is balancing an account and determining on which side the odds lie. Locke. 2. Quarrel; dispute; debate; strife; -- chiefly in the phrase at odds .
Set them into confounding odds . Shak.
I can not speak Shak. At odds
Any beginning to this peevish odds .
, in dispute; at variance.
"These squires at odds
did fall." Spenser.
"He flashes into one gross crime or other, that sets us all at odds
-- It is odds
, it is probable.
[ Obsolete] Jer. Taylor.
-- Odds and ends
, that which is left; remnants; fragments; refuse; scraps; miscellaneous articles.
"My brain is filled . . . with all kinds of odds and ends
." W. Irving.
[ French, from Latin ode
, Greek ... a song, especially a lyric song, contr. from ..., from ... to sing; confer Sanskrit vad
to speak, sing. Confer Comedy
.] A short poetical composition proper to be set to music or sung; a lyric poem; esp., now, a poem characterized by sustained noble sentiment and appropriate dignity of style.
Hangs odes upon hawthorns and elegies on brambles. Shak.
O! run; prevent them with thy humble ode , Milton. Ode factor
And lay it lowly at his blessed feet.
, one who makes, or who traffics in, odes; -- used contemptuously.
Odelet noun A little or short ode.
[ Norw. odel
odal + ting
parliament.] The lower house of the Norwegian Storthing. See Legislature .
[ New Latin , from Greek ..., from ...: confer French odéon
. See Ode
.] A kind of theater in ancient Greece, smaller than the dramatic theater and roofed over, in which poets and musicians submitted their works to the approval of the public, and contended for prizes; -- hence, in modern usage, the name of a hall for musical or dramatic performances.
[ Latin ] See Odeon .
[ Latin odibilis
. See Odium
.] Fitted to excite hatred; hateful.
[ Obsolete] Bale.
Odic adjective Of or pertaining to od. See Od .
[ Archaic] -- Od"ic*al*ly adverb
[ Icelandic ...; probably akin to English wood
, adjective See Wednesday
.] (Northern Myth.) The supreme deity of the Scandinavians; -- the same as Woden , of the German tribes.
There in the Temple, carved in wood, Longfellow.
The image of great Odin stood.
Odinic adjective Of or pertaining to Odin.
Odinism noun Worship of Odin; broadly, the Teutonic heathenism.
Odinism was valor; Christianism was humility, a nobler kind of valor. Carlyle.
[ Latin odiosus
, from odium
hatred: confer French odieux
. See Odium
.] 1. Hateful; deserving or receiving hatred; as, an odious name, system, vice.
"All wickedness will be most odious
He rendered himself odious to the Parliament. Clarendon. 2. Causing or provoking hatred, repugnance, or disgust; offensive; disagreeable; repulsive; as, an odious sight; an odious smell. Milton.
The odious side of that polity. Macaulay. Syn.
-- Hateful; detestable; abominable; disgusting; loathsome; invidious; repulsive; forbidding; unpopular. -- O"di*ous`ly
Odist noun A writer of an ode or odes.
[ Latin , from odi
I hate. Greek Annoy
.] 1. Hatred; dislike; as, his conduct brought him into odium , or, brought odium upon him. 2. The quality that provokes hatred; offensiveness.
She threw the odium of the fact on me. Dryden.
Odize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Odized
; present participle & verbal noun Odizing
.] To charge with od. See Od .
Odmyl noun [ Greek ..., ..., stench + -yl .] (Chemistry) A volatile liquid obtained by boiling sulphur with linseed oil. It has an unpleasant garlic odor.
Odograph noun [ Greek ... way + - graph .]
1. A machine for registering the distance traversed by a vehicle or pedestrain. 2. A device for recording the length and rapidity of stride and the number of steps taken by a walker.
Odometer (o*dŏm"e*tẽr) noun [ Greek 'odo`metron , 'odo`metros , an instrument for measuring distance; 'odo`s way + me`tron measure: confer French odométre , hodométre .] An instrument attached to the wheel of a vehicle, to measure the distance traversed; also, a wheel used by surveyors, which registers the miles and rods traversed.
Odometer noun [ Greek ..., ..., an instrument for measuring distances; ... way + ... measure: confer French odomètre , hodomètre .] An instrument attached to a vehicle, to measure the distance traversed; also, a wheel used by surveyors, which registers the miles and rods traversed. -- Od`o*met"ric*al adjective
Odometrical adjective [ Confer French odométrique , hodométrique .] Of or pertaining to the odometer, or to measurements made with it.
Odometrous adjective Serving to measure distance on a road. [ R.] Sydney Smith.
Odometry noun Measurement of distances by the odometer.
Odonata noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek 'odoy`s , 'odo`ntos , a tooth.] (Zoology) The division of insects that includes the dragon flies.
Odontalgia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ...; 'odoy`s , 'odo`ntos , a tooth + ... pain.] (Medicine) Toothache.
Odontalgic adjective [ Confer French odontalgique .] Of or pertaining to odontalgia. -- noun A remedy for the toothache.
Odontiasis noun [ New Latin , from Greek 'odoy`s , 'odo`ntos , a tooth.] Cutting of the teeth; dentition.
Odonto- A combining form from Greek 'odoy`s , 'odo`ntos , a tooth.
Odontoblast noun [ Odonto- + -blast .]
1. (Anat.) One of the more or less columnar cells on the outer surface of the pulp of a tooth; an odontoplast. They are supposed to be connected with the formation of dentine. 2. (Zoology) One of the cells which secrete the chitinous teeth of Mollusca.