What does eerie mean?

Definitions for eerieˈɪər i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word eerie.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eerie(adj)

    suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious

    "an eerie feeling of deja vu"

  2. eerie, eery(adj)

    inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening

    "an uncomfortable and eerie stillness in the woods"; "an eerie midnight howl"


  1. eerie(Adjective)

    strange, weird, fear-inspiring.

    The eerie sounds seemed to come from the graveyard after midnight.

  2. eerie(Adjective)

    fearful, timid.

  3. Origin: From eri, from earg. Akin to ergh, argh from the same source.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eerie(adj)

    alt. of Eery


  1. Eerie

    Eerie was an American magazine of horror comics introduced in 1966 by Warren Publishing. Like Mad, it was a black-and-white newsstand publication in a magazine format and thus did not require the approval or seal of the Comics Code Authority. Each issue's stories were introduced by the host character, Cousin Eerie. Its sister publications were Creepy and Vampirella.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eerie

    Eery, ē′ri, adj. exciting fear: weird: affected with fear: timorous.—adv. Ee′rily.—n. Ee′riness (Scot.). [M. E. arh, eri—A.S. earg, timid.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eerie in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eerie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Demetrius Freeman:

    The town felt eerie.

  2. Demetrius Freeman:

    It promoted this perfect couple and a perfect world, when it really wasn't perfect, the town felt eerie.

  3. Peter Goelz:

    It's eerie, it's unusual or just kind of spooky that this would happen in this area, but we don't know the facts yet.

  4. Douglas Hostadter:

    It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order -- and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order.

  5. Omar Salih:

    I've seen some horrible accidents, people that have no clue about mines are getting blown up by them. It's an eerie thing to witness but it gives us a sense of duty to clear areas.

Images & Illustrations of eerie

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