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Peculiar meaning

peculiar - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. markedly different from the usual; " a peculiar hobby of stuffing and mounting bats"; " a man... feels it a peculiar insult to be taunted with cowardice by a woman"- Virginia Woolf
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Particular; individual; special; appropriate.
  4. 4. Unusual; singular; rare; strange; as, the sky had a peculiarappearance.
  5. 5. That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic.
  6. 6. A particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary.
  7. 7. One's own; special; strange.

peculiar - examples of usage

  1. The conditions in which he was placed were altogether peculiar. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. But you have always been peculiar, Nan. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. Had he begun at last to couple it with that peculiar business of the man up the main? - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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