Odd vs Marvel - What's the difference?

odd | marvel |

As an initialism odd

is oppositional defiant disorder.

As a noun marvel is

that which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.

As a verb marvel is

to become filled with wonderment or admiration; to be amazed at something.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (not comparable) Single; sole; singular; not having a mate.
  • (obsolete) Singular in excellence; unique; sole; matchless; peerless; famous.
  • Singular in looks or character; peculiar; eccentric.
  • Strange, unusual.
  • *
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  • (not comparable) Occasional; infrequent.
  • * (Sir Walter Scott), Guy Mannering – or The Astrologer
  • I assure you, if I were Hazlewood I should look on his compliments, his bowings, his cloakings, his shawlings, and his handings with some little suspicion; and truly I think Hazlewood does so too at some odd times.
  • (not comparable) Left over, remaining when the rest have been grouped.
  • (not comparable) Casual, irregular, not planned.
  • (not comparable, in combination with a number, not comparable) About, approximately.
  • (not comparable) Not divisible by two; not even.
  • Synonyms

    * (not having a mate) single, mismatched * (strange) bizarre, peculiar, queer, rum, strange, unusual, weird, fremd * (about) about, approximately, around * See also


    * (not divisible by two) even

    Derived terms

    * oddball * odd duck * odd one out * odds


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    (en noun)
  • That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.
  • * Bible, Exodus xxxiv. 10
  • I will do marvels such as have not been done.
  • Wonder, astonishment.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Use lessens marvel .


  • To become filled with wonderment or admiration; to be amazed at something.
  • * Bible, 1 John iii. 13
  • Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
  • (obsolete) To marvel at.
  • (Wyclif)
  • (obsolete, transitive, used impersonally) To cause to marvel or be surprised.
  • * Richard the Redeless
  • But much now me marvelleth .