Definitions for Weirdwɪərd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
weird*wɪərd(adj.; n.)-er, -est
(adj.)involving or suggesting the supernatural; unearthly or uncanny:
a weird sound.
strange; unusual; peculiar:
a weird costume.
Archaic. concerned with or controlling fate or destiny.
(n. Chiefly Scot.)fate; destiny.
* 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)
fate personified; any one of the three Weird Sisters
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
strikingly odd or unusual
"some trick of the moonlight; some weird effect of shadow"- Bram Stoker
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
unusual or difficult to explain; = strange
a weird kid; The way she smiled at me was weird.
Fate; destiny; luck.
A spell or charm.
That which comes to pass; a fact.
The Fates (personified).
To destine; doom; change by witchcraft or sorcery.
To warn solemnly; adjure.
To make (one) feel weird; make uneasy or uncomfortable due to weirdness; strike one as being weird.
That joke really weirded me out.
Connected with fate or destiny; able to influence fate.
Of or pertaining to witches or witchcraft; supernatural; unearthly; suggestive of witches, witchcraft, or unearthliness; wild; uncanny.
Having supernatural or preternatural power.
There was a weird light shining above the hill.
Having an unusually strange character or behaviour.
There are lots of weird people in this place.
Deviating from the normal; bizarre.
It was quite weird to bump into all my ex-boyfriends on the same day.
Of or pertaining to the Fates.
Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic
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.
fate; destiny; one of the Fates, or Norns; also, a prediction
a spell or charm
of or pertaining to fate; concerned with destiny
of or pertaining to witchcraft; caused by, or suggesting, magical influence; supernatural; unearthly; wild; as, a weird appearance, look, sound, etc
to foretell the fate of; to predict; to destine to
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Weird' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2282
Rank popularity for the word 'Weird' in Adjectives Frequency: #984
Translations for Weird
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
odd or very strange
a weird story; She wears weird clothes.
- estranhoPortuguese (BR)
- podivný, výstředníCzech
- παράξενος, αλλόκοτοςGreek
- extraño, raroSpanish
- čudan, neobičanCroatian
- annarlegur, dularfullurIcelandic
- strano, bizzarroItalian
- 이상한, 기묘한Korean
- dīvains; mistisksLatvian
- aneh, ganjil, pelikMalay
- eiendommelig, merkelig, nifsNorwegian
- ciudat, bizarRomanian
- странный; причудливыйRussian
- čudný, zvláštny; výstrednýSlovak
- acayip, garipTurkish
- 古怪的Chinese (Trad.)
- чудний, чудернацькийUkrainian
- kỳ lạVietnamese
- 古怪的Chinese (Simp.)
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