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od

[od, ohd] /ɒd, oʊd/
noun
1.
a hypothetical force formerly held to pervade all nature and to manifest itself in magnetism, mesmerism, chemical action, etc.
Also, odyl, odyle.
Origin of od
1840-1850
1840-50; arbitrary name coined by Karl von Reichenbach (1788-1869), German scientist

OD

[oh-dee] /ˈoʊˈdi/
noun, plural ODs or OD's.
1.
an overdose of a drug, especially a fatal one.
2.
a person who has taken an overdose of a drug, especially one who has become seriously ill or has died from such an overdose.
verb (used without object), OD'd or ODed or OD'ed, OD'ing or ODing.
3.
to take an overdose of a drug.
4.
to die from an an overdose of a drug.
5.
to have or experience an excessive amount or degree of something.
Origin
1955-60
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Examples from the Web for ods
Historical Examples
  • ods bobs, but I began to think you was ashamed of your relations.

    Sheppard Lee, Vol. I (of 2) Robert Montgomery Bird
  • ods bobs I have done so my self, and hope I shall do so still.

    The City Bride (1696) Joseph Harris
  • ods bobs, thou wert an honest Thief, for that I faith he was.

    The City Bride (1696) Joseph Harris
  • Truly, I thought there had been one number more, because they say, ods nouns.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare
  • ods bodikins, mistress; ye didn't hire me to be one o' your three fishes, did ye?

  • ods fish, Morton, I could tell thee a tale of that; but 'tis a long one, and we have not time now.

    Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • ods I'm so happy; and they shall see, now, what an old fellow can do at a wedding.

    Inkle and Yarico George Colman
  • Tis ods but that I shal thrust thee through the buckler into the brain, that is through the conscience into the wit.

  • ods life, then we shall have to fight her after all,” exclaimed the colonel, with animation.

  • I hate conversations on marriage more than a boy does flogging,—ods fish, I do.

    Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for ods

od

/ɒd; əʊd/
noun
1.
(archaic) a hypothetical force formerly thought to be responsible for many natural phenomena, such as magnetism, light, and hypnotism
Derived Forms
odic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: coined arbitrarily by Baron Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist

Od

/ɒd/
noun
1.
(euphemistic) (used in mild oaths) an archaic word for God

OD1

/ˌəʊˈdiː/
noun
1.
an overdose of a drug
verb OD's, OD'ing, OD'd
2.
(intransitive) to take an overdose of a drug
Word Origin
C20: from o(ver)d(ose)

OD2

abbreviation
1.
Officer of the Day
2.
Old Dutch
3.
ordnance datum
4.
outside diameter
5.
(military) Also o.d.. olive drab
6.
(banking) Also O/D
  1. on demand
  2. overdraft
  3. overdrawn
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ods in Medicine

OD or O.D.
abbr.

  1. Doctor of Optometry

  2. Latin oculus dexter (right eye)

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Slang definitions & phrases for ods

OD 1

noun

Olive drab; olive drab cloth (1921+ Army)

OD 2

noun

An overdose of narcotics: I guess he'd taken a light OD

verb

  1. : met Jesus one day when I was ODing on speed in my room
  2. To overindulge in or on anything: Viewers may have OD'd on athletics and turned to reruns (1960s+ Narcotics & medical)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for ods

ODS

ozone-depleting substance

OD

1.
Doctor of Optometry
2.
officer of the day
3.
overdose
4.
overdraft
5.
overdrawn
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