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Definition of Peculiar

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exceptional, special; strange, odd, curious; unique, singular
Peculiar Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
specialissimus, proprius
Peculiar Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic.
A particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary.
Unusual; singular; rare; strange; as, the sky had a peculiarappearance.
Particular; individual; special; appropriate.
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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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peculiarity \pe*cul`iar"i*ty\ (?), n.; pl. peculiarities (&?;).
1. the quality or state of being peculiar; individuality; singularity.
2. that which is peculiar; a special and distinctive characteristic or habit; particularity. the smallest peculiarity of temper on manner.
3. exclusive possession or right. [obs.] hall.

English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Anad = a. peculiar, especial
Arbenig = principal; excellent; peculiar
Odiaethol = a. peculiar, notable
Pendodi = v. to render peculiar
peculiarity n

eg:Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.(A.LINCOLN)
EG:Everybody has that thing where they need to look one way but they come out looking another way and that's what people observe. You see someone on the street and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw. It's just extraordinary that we should have been given these peculiarities. Something is ironic in the world and it has to do with the fact that what you intend never comes out like you intend it.(D.Arbus)
Fidelity. A virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.(A.BIERCE)
EG:Every Age has its own peculiar faith. Any attempt to translate into facts the mission of one Age with the machinery of another, can only end in an indefinite series of abortive efforts. Defeated by the utter want of proportion between the means and the end, such attempts might produce martyrs, but never lead to victory.(G.MAZZINI)
EG:It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.(CICERO)
EG:One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.(M.MUGGERIDGE)
WordNet 2.0

1. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"
(synonym) curious, funny, odd, queer, rum, rummy, singular
(similar) strange, unusual
2. unique or specific to a person or thing or category; "the particular demands of the job"; "has a paraticular preference for Chinese art"; "a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"; "an expression peculiar to Canadians"; "rights peculiar to the rich"; "the special features of a computer"; "my own special chair"
(synonym) particular(a), peculiar(a), special(a)
(similar) specific
3. 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
(similar) unusual
4. characteristic of one only; distinctive or special; "the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S."- R.B.Taney
(synonym) peculiar(a)
(similar) characteristic
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Peculiar may refer to:
  • Peculiar (album), an album by The Slackers
  • Peculiar, a comic strip, later published as a book, by cartoonist Richard Sala
  • Peculiar, an ecclesiastical district, parish, chapel or church outside the jurisdiction of the bishop of the diocese in which it is situated

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Peculiar Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
as used in the phrase "peculiar people" in 1 Pet. 2:9, is derived from the Lat. peculium, and denotes, as rendered in the Revised Version ("a people for God's own possession"), a special possession or property. The church is the "property" of God, his "purchased possession" (Eph. 1:14; R.V., "God's own possession").