Main definitions of od in English

: od1Od2OD3

od1

noun

historical
  • A hypothetical power once thought to pervade nature and account for various phenomena, such as magnetism.

Origin

Mid 19th century: arbitrary term coined in German by Baron von Reichenbach (1788–1869), German scientist.

Pronunciation

od

/äd/

Main definitions of od in English

: od1Od2OD3

Od2

noun

  • An archaic euphemism for God, used in exclamations.

    ‘Od damn it all!’

Pronunciation

Od

/äd/

Main definitions of od in English

: od1Od2OD3

OD3

verb

[NO OBJECT]informal
  • 1Take an overdose of a drug.

    ‘Spike had OD'd on barbiturates’
    • ‘But good for him: he OD'd on a drug that hasn't really hit mainstream awareness yet.’
    • ‘When she was just seven years old her daddy OD'd.’
    • ‘Then his nephew nearly OD's on meth, allowing the brutal vengeance to begin.’
    • ‘The first time I OD'd, I think it really hit me that this is really not that fun, you know.’
    • ‘When they found her, she couldn't tell them whether she had deliberately or accidentally OD'd.’
    • ‘To help keep you right, we've fixed up four high-protein dinners that are perfect for days when you've OD'd on carbohydrates.’
    • ‘‘Lisa with all the meds you keep shoving down my throat I'm surprised I haven't OD'd,’ he teased.’
    • ‘He would find no wounds, no blood, nor any signs that the man had OD'd.’
    • ‘However, some believe he had gotten into his girlfriend's heroin and OD'd.’
    • ‘Last year they airlifted some kid out of Enchanted 2003, his respiratory system had shut down after OD'ing on Eccys.’
    1. 1.1humorous Have too much of something.
      ‘I almost OD'd on mushroom salad’
      • ‘If CEO perks were pills, Snow would have OD'd a long time ago.’
      • ‘Today we all slept late and then went to a churrascaria and OD'd on meat.’
      • ‘Not one performance failed to give me some fresh insight into a composer I thought I had OD'd on long ago.’
      • ‘I'm going to have to lower my standards big time if I want to be able to get through it without OD'ing due to stress over failure.’
      • ‘And that was the problem - eventually I OD'd on big views.’

noun

informal
  • An overdose of a narcotic drug.

Pronunciation

OD

/ˌoʊˈdi//ˌōˈdē/

  • Ordnance datum.