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Definitions of "peculiar"
- Unusual or eccentric; odd. adjective
- Distinct from all others. See Synonyms at strange. adjective
- Belonging distinctively or primarily to one person, group, or kind; special or unique: rights peculiar to the rich; a species peculiar to this area. adjective
- A privilege or property that is exclusively one's own. noun
- Chiefly British A church or parish under the jurisdiction of a diocese different from that in which it lies. noun
- Out of the ordinary; odd; curious; unusual. adjective
- Common or usual for a certain place or circumstance; specific or particular. adjective
- One's own; belonging solely or especially to an individual; not possessed by others; of private, personal, or characteristic possession and use; not owned in common or in participation. adjective
- Particular; individual; special; appropriate. adjective
- Unusual; singular; rare; strange. adjective
- That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic. noun
- A particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary. noun
- One's own; pertaining to one, not to many; of private, personal, or characteristic possession and use; with to, belonging specially or particularly.
- … Particular; distinct; individual.
- Special; particular; select.
- Singular; unusual; uncommon; odd: as, the man has something peculiar in his manner.
- A religious denomination found in Essex, Sussex, Surrey, and principally in Kent, England, which believes that one may immediately cease from sin and become perfect in moral life and in spiritual perception. They therefore have no preachers, creeds, ordinances, or church organization. They also profess to rely wholly upon prayer for the cure of disease. Also called Plumstead Peculiars, from the place in which the sect originated. Synonyms Particular, etc. See special.
- Exclusive property; that which belongs to one to the exclusion of others. noun
- A person or thing that is peculiar: as, the Plumstead Peculiars. noun
The word "peculiar" in example sentences
House of Commons, and that where he found me before he might find me again; I having had no other object in view than that of expressing, by some peculiar act, the keen sense which I entertained of _peculiar_ injustice, and of endeavouring to bring such additional proofs of that injustice before the House as were not in my possession when I was heard in my defence. ". [The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, G.C.B., Admiral of the Red, Rear-Admiral of the Fleet, Etc., Etc. Vol. I]
I use the term peculiar, as expressive of the disorganized manner in which I have been compelled to prosecute the work.. [Journal of the thirty-fifth Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the Diocese of Mississippi,]
The Virginia Historical Society, which has been collecting since 1831, owns a surfeit of what it calls "peculiar, perplexing or even grotesque objects" that "provide insight into the hopes, fears, assumptions and practices of the past.". [Virginia Historical Society's odd gems offer uncommon insights into the past]
Now it turns out that it is a term peculiar to meterologists.. [Bürger and "Skill" « Climate Audit]
From time to time they resume forgotten expressions in their vocabulary, which they restore to use; or they borrow from some particular class of the community a term peculiar to it, which they introduce with a figurative meaning into the language of daily life.. [democracy in America, volume 2]
Mohammedans take as a title peculiar to themselves.. [The Koran (Al-Qur'an)]
Be that as it may, it is shady, elegant, convenient, luxuriant, and snug; a term peculiar to English comfort, and not translated into any other language.. [Letters of the Late Lord Littelton]
Others fold the sheets with an evenness and rapidity that only long practice can give; others, again, stamp each sheet in the corner with a die; and still others fold the reams -- after they have been pressed together -- into the pretty, colored wrappers prepared for them, sealing them with wax, and putting the packages, two together, into heavy brown papers, which are closed with the label peculiar to the special brand of paper.. [Katie Robertson A Girls Story of Factory Life]
It is true that, long before this epoch, the Bifhop of Rome had been (tiled Pope or Father, but fo were the Bilhops of Jerufalem, Antioch and Alex - andria; nor was the title peculiar to them.. [Strictures on the Ecclesiastical and Literary History of Ireland:: From the Most Ancient Times ...]
_ronquedue_, WOLF does not give "_ronkedor_" as a term peculiar to that section of the island; but both there and elsewhere, it is obsolete at the present day, unless it be open to conjecture that the modern term. [Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon]
But, what makes this particular case most peculiar is the talk of a position swap between the top diplomat and Vice President Joe Biden.. [Charles D. Ellison: Clinton/Obama '12 - That's a Bet]
They were Chinese, with expressionless, Sphinx-like faces, and they walked in peculiar shambling fashion, dragging their feet as if the clumsy brogans were too heavy for their lean shanks.. [THE SEA FARMER]
More peculiar is the fact that all safeguards failed.. [Oil spill could sap appetite for Obama's offshore drilling plans]
I don't talk about mine, though, except in peculiar generalities so vague as to be ointless.. [An appeal for help]
What I find peculiar is the notion “fundamentalists” need or deserve to be criticized.. [Waldo Jaquith - Pi is exactly three!]
The Canadian hedge fund market has developed certain peculiar properties compared to hedge funds elsewhere.. [2006 Investment Outlook]