O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [od, ohd]
    • /ɒd, oʊd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [od, ohd]
    • /ɒd, oʊd/

Definitions of od word

  • noun od a hypothetical force formerly held to pervade all nature and to manifest itself in magnetism, mesmerism, chemical action, etc. 1
  • noun plural od an overdose of a drug, especially a fatal one. 1
  • noun plural od a person who has taken an overdose of a drug, especially one who has become seriously ill or has died from such an overdose. 1
  • verb without object od to take an overdose of a drug. 1
  • verb without object od to die from an an overdose of a drug. 1
  • verb without object od to have or experience an excessive amount or degree of something. 1

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Origin of od

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50; arbitrary name coined by Karl von Reichenbach (1788-1869), German scientist

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Parts of speech for Od


od popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

od usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for od

noun od

  • attire — Your attire is the clothes you are wearing.
  • costume — An actor's or performer's costume is the set of clothes they wear while they are performing.
  • dress — an outer garment for women and girls, consisting of bodice and skirt in one piece.
  • garb — a fashion or mode of dress, especially of a distinctive, uniform kind: in the garb of a monk.
  • gown — a woman's dress or robe, especially one that is full-length.

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