(O"din) n. [Icel. prob.akin to E. wood, a. 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.
(O*din"ic) a. Of or pertaining to Odin.
(O"di*ous) a. [L. odiosus, from odium hatred: cf. F. odieux. See Odium.]
1. Hateful; deserving or receiving hatred; as, an odious name, system, vice. "All wickedness will be most
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. adv. O"di*ous*ness, n.
(Od"ist) n. A writer of an ode or odes.
(O"di*um) n. [L., fr. odi I hate. Gr. Annoy, Noisome.]
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. ||Odium theologicum [L.], the enmity peculiar to contending theologians.
Syn. Hatred; abhorrence; detestation; antipathy. Odium, Hatred. We exercise hatred; we endure
odium. The former has an active sense, the latter a passive one. We speak of having a hatred for a
man, but not of having an odium toward him. A tyrant incurs odium. The odium of an offense may
sometimes fall unjustly upon one who is innocent.
I wish I had a cause to seek him there,Shak.
To oppose his hatred fully.
You have . . . dexterously thrown some of the odium of your polity upon that middle class which you
(Od"ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Odized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Odizing.] To charge with od. See Od.
(Od"myl) n. [Gr. stench + -yl.] (Chem.) A volatile liquid obtained by boiling sulphur with linseed
oil. It has an unpleasant garlic odor.
(O*dom"e*ter) n. [Gr. 'odo`metron, 'odo`metros, an instrument for measuring distance;
'odo`s way + me`tron measure: cf. F. 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.