Peculiar

  • 1 Peculiar — Pe*cul iar, a. [L. peculiaris, fr. peculium private property, akin to pecunia money: cf. OF. peculier. See {Pecuniary}.] 1. One s own; belonging solely or especially to an individual; not possessed by others; of private, personal, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Peculiar — may refer to:* Peculiar (album) , an album by The Slackers* Peculiar , a comic strip, later published as a book, by cartonist Richard Sala* In the Church of England, a Peculiar , (or Peculier) is an extra diocesan place of worship* Peculiar,… …

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  • 3 peculiar — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que es propio, característico o privativo de una persona o cosa: La inseguridad es un rasgo peculiar de mi carácter. Ese trabajo tiene peculiares características. 2. (antepuesto / pospuesto) [Persona o cosa]… …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 4 Peculiar — Pe*cul iar, n. 1. That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic. [1913 Webster] Revenge is . . . the peculiar of Heaven. South. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eng. Canon Law) A particular parish or church which is… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 peculiar — peculiár adj. m., pl. peculiári; f. sg. peculiáră, pl. peculiáre Trimis de siveco, 06.11.2007. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  PECULIÁR, Ă adj. De peculiu, referitor la peculiu. [pron. li ar. / …

    Dicționar Român

  • 6 Peculiar — Peculiar, MO U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 2604 Housing Units (2000): 983 Land area (2000): 3.496290 sq. miles (9.055348 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.046421 sq. miles (0.120231 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.542711 sq. miles (9.175579 sq …

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  • 7 Peculiar, MO — U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 2604 Housing Units (2000): 983 Land area (2000): 3.496290 sq. miles (9.055348 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.046421 sq. miles (0.120231 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.542711 sq. miles (9.175579 sq. km) FIPS… …

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  • 8 peculiar to — of, relating to, or found in (only one person, thing, or place) a custom peculiar to America [=a custom that is found only in America] • • • Main Entry: ↑peculiar …

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  • 9 peculiar — [adj1] characteristic, distinguishing appropriate, diacritic, diagnostic, distinct, distinctive, endemic, exclusive, idiosyncratic, individual, intrinsic, local, particular, personal, private, proper, restricted, special, specific, typical,… …

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  • 10 peculiar — ► ADJECTIVE 1) strange or odd. 2) (peculiar to) belonging exclusively to. 3) formal particular. ► NOUN ▪ a parish or church exempt from the jurisdiction of the diocese in which it lies, and subject to the direct jurisdiction of the monarch or an… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 peculiar — [pi kyo͞ol′yər] adj. [ME peculier < L peculiaris < peculium: see PECULATE] 1. of only one person, thing, group, country, etc.; distinctive; exclusive 2. particular; unique; special [a matter of peculiar interest] 3. out of the ordinary;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 peculiar — I (curious) adjective aberrant, abnormal, abnormous, alien, anomalistic, anomalistical, anomalous, astonishing, bizarre, breaking with tradition, eccentric, foreign, inexplicable, irregular, little known, mysterious, mystifying, odd, out of place …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 peculiar — mid 15c., from L. peculiaris of one s own (property), from peculium private property, lit. property in cattle (in ancient times the most important form of property), from pecu cattle, flock, related to pecus cattle (see PECUNIARY (Cf. pecuniary)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 peculiar — adj. 2 g. 1. Relativo a pecúlio. 2. Particular, especial, próprio, privativo.   ‣ Etimologia: latim peculiaris, e, relativo à propriedade privada, próprio, particular …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 15 peculiar — 1 individual, Characteristic, distinctive Analogous words: *special, especial, particular, specific: idiosyncratic, eccentric (see corresponding nouns at ECCENTRICITY) 2 eccentric, odd, queer, *strange, singular, unique, quaint, outlandish,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 16 peculiar — (Del lat. peculiāris). adj. Propio o privativo de cada persona o cosa …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 17 peculiar — 01. What is your mother cooking for supper? There is a very [peculiar] smell coming from the kitchen. 02. One interesting [peculiarity] of pro hockey players is that many of them are very superstitious, believing their success is dependent on a… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 peculiar — pe|cu|li|ar [pıˈkju:liə US ər] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: peculiaris of private property, special , from peculium private property , from pecu cattle ] 1.) strange, unfamiliar, or a little surprising ▪ There was a peculiar smell in… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 peculiar — (Del lat. peculiaris, relativo a la fortuna particular.) ► adjetivo Que es característico de una persona o de una cosa y lo distingue de los demás: ■ tiene un carácter muy peculiar; me agrada el peculiar aroma del limón. SINÓNIMO propio singular… …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 20 peculiar — pe|cu|liar [ pı kjuljər ] adjective * 1. ) strange, often in an unpleasant way: a peculiar smell He told me a most peculiar story. I felt a little bit peculiar (=sick) and had to lie down. 2. ) especially true or typical of a particular person,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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