od: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (od, ōd), [key]
— n.
  1. a hypothetical force formerly held to pervade all nature and to manifest itself in magnetism, mesmerism, chemical action, etc.


Pronunciation: (od), [key]
— interj. Archaic.
  1. a shortened form of “God” (used interjectionally and in minced oaths).


Pronunciation: (ō'dē'), [key]
— n., pl. v., ODs OD's, OD'd ODed OD'ed, OD'ing OD•ing.
  1. an overdose of a drug, esp. a fatal one.
  2. a person who has taken an overdose of a drug, esp. one who has become seriously ill or has died from such an overdose.
  1. to take an overdose of a drug.
  2. to die from an an overdose of a drug.
  3. to have or experience an excessive amount or degree of something.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. See
  2. Old Dutch.
  3. Ordnance Department.
  4. outside diameter.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. on demand.
  2. outside diameter.
  3. outside dimensions.
  4. overdraft.
  5. overdrawn.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Old Dutch.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Doctor of Optometry.
  2. (in prescriptions) the right eye.
  3. See
  4. Old Dutch.
  5. (of a military uniform) olive drab.
  6. ordinary seaman.
  7. outside diameter.
  8. overdraft.
  9. overdrawn.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. (in prescriptions) the right eye.
  2. olive drab.
  3. on demand.
  4. outside diameter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • od (Thesaurus)