O o


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

Definitions of ods word

  • abbreviation Technical meaning of ODS Operational Data Store 3
  • noun ods a hypothetical force formerly held to pervade all nature and to manifest itself in magnetism, mesmerism, chemical action, etc. 1
  • noun plural ods an overdose of a drug, especially a fatal one. 1
  • noun plural ods 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 ods to take an overdose of a drug. 1
  • verb without object ods to die from an an overdose of a drug. 1

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Origin of ods

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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ods 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

ods usage trend in Literature

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