[pi-kyoo-lee-ar-i-tee, -kyool-yar-] /pɪˌkyʊ liˈær ɪ ti, -kyulˈyær-/
noun, plural peculiarities.
a trait, manner, characteristic, or habit that is odd or unusual.
oddity; singularity; eccentricity.
a distinguishing quality or characteristic.
the quality or condition of being .
noun (pl) -ties
a strange or unusual habit or characteristic
a distinguishing trait, etc that is characteristic of a particular person; idiosyncrasy
the state or quality of being peculiar
c.1600, “exclusive possession;” 1640s, “special characteristic,” from peculiar + -ity, or else from Latin peculiaritas. Meaning “an oddity” is attested by 1777. Related: Peculiarities.
[pi-kyool-yuh-rahyz] /pɪˈkyul yəˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), peculiarized, peculiarizing. 1. to make , unusual, distinguished, etc.
[pi-kyool-yer] /pɪˈkyul yər/ adjective 1. strange; queer; odd: peculiar happenings. 2. uncommon; unusual: the peculiar hobby of stuffing and mounting bats. 3. distinctive in nature or character from others. 4. belonging characteristically (usually followed by to): an expression peculiar to Canadians. 5. belonging exclusively to some person, group, or thing: the peculiar properties of a […]
plural noun 1. the Jews as being God’s chosen people. Deut. 14:2. 2. (usually initial capital letters) a name adopted by certain fundamentalist Christian sects, signifying their refusal to conform to any rule of conduct that is contrary to the letter or spirit of the Bible. plural noun 1. (sometimes capitals) a small sect of […]
/pɪˈkjuːlɪəm/ noun 1. (Roman law) property that a father or master allowed his child or slave to hold as his own