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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

weird*wɪərd(adj.; n.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)involving or suggesting the supernatural; unearthly or uncanny:

    a weird sound.

  2. strange; unusual; peculiar:

    a weird costume.

  3. Archaic. concerned with or controlling fate or destiny.

  4. (n. Chiefly Scot.)fate; destiny.

    Category: Scottish

* Syn: weird , eerie , uncanny refer to that which is mysterious and apparently outside natural law. weird suggests the intervention of supernatural influences in human affairs: weird doings in the haunted house; a weird coincidence.eerie refers to something ghostly that makes one's flesh creep: eerie moans from a deserted house.uncanny refers to an extraordinary or remarkable thing that seems to defy the laws established by experience: an uncanny ability to recall numbers.

Origin of weird:

bef. 900; (n.) ME (northern form of wird), OE wyrd; akin to worth2; (adj.) ME, orig. attributive n. in phrase werde sisters the Fates (popularized as appellation of the witches in Macbeth)

weird′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wyrd, Weird(adj)

    fate personified; any one of the three Weird Sisters

  2. eldritch, weird, uncanny, unearthly(adj)

    suggesting the operation of supernatural influences

    "an eldritch screech"; "the three weird sisters"; "stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy; "an unearthly light"; "he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley

  3. weird(adj)

    strikingly odd or unusual

    "some trick of the moonlight; some weird effect of shadow"- Bram Stoker

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. weird(adjective)ɪərd

    unusual or difficult to explain; = strange

    a weird kid; The way she smiled at me was weird.

Wiktionary

  1. weird(Noun)

    Fate; destiny; luck.

  2. weird(Noun)

    A prediction.

  3. weird(Noun)

    A spell or charm.

  4. weird(Noun)

    That which comes to pass; a fact.

  5. weird(Noun)

    The Fates (personified).

  6. weird(Verb)

    To destine; doom; change by witchcraft or sorcery.

  7. weird(Verb)

    To warn solemnly; adjure.

  8. weird(Verb)

    To make (one) feel weird; make uneasy or uncomfortable due to weirdness; strike one as being weird.

    That joke really weirded me out.

  9. weird(Adjective)

    Connected with fate or destiny; able to influence fate.

  10. weird(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to witches or witchcraft; supernatural; unearthly; suggestive of witches, witchcraft, or unearthliness; wild; uncanny.

  11. weird(Adjective)

    Having supernatural or preternatural power.

    There was a weird light shining above the hill.

  12. weird(Adjective)

    Having an unusually strange character or behaviour.

    There are lots of weird people in this place.

  13. weird(Adjective)

    Deviating from the normal; bizarre.

    It was quite weird to bump into all my ex-boyfriends on the same day.

  14. weird(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Fates.

  15. WEIRD(Noun)

    Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic

  16. Origin: From werde, wierde, wirde, wyrede, wurde, from wyrd, wurd, from wurdiz, from wert-, from wer-. Cognate with wrd, wrth, wurt, urður. Related to weorþan. More at worth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Weird(noun)

    fate; destiny; one of the Fates, or Norns; also, a prediction

  2. Weird(noun)

    a spell or charm

  3. Weird(adj)

    of or pertaining to fate; concerned with destiny

  4. Weird(adj)

    of or pertaining to witchcraft; caused by, or suggesting, magical influence; supernatural; unearthly; wild; as, a weird appearance, look, sound, etc

  5. Weird(verb)

    to foretell the fate of; to predict; to destine to

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Weird' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2282

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Weird' in Adjectives Frequency: #984


Translations for Weird

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

weird(adjective)

odd or very strange

a weird story; She wears weird clothes.

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