What does weird mean?

Definitions for weird

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wyrd, Weirdadjective

    fate personified; any one of the three Weird Sisters

  2. eldritch, weird, uncanny, unearthlyadjective

    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. weirdadjective

    strikingly odd or unusual

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


  1. weirdnoun

    Fate; destiny; luck.

  2. weirdnoun

    A prediction.

  3. weirdnoun

    A spell or charm.

  4. weirdnoun

    That which comes to pass; a fact.

  5. weirdnoun

    The Fates (personified).

  6. weirdverb

    To destine; doom; change by witchcraft or sorcery.

  7. weirdverb

    To warn solemnly; adjure.

  8. weirdverb

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

    That joke really weirded me out.

  9. weirdadjective

    Connected with fate or destiny; able to influence fate.

  10. weirdadjective

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

  11. weirdadjective

    Having supernatural or preternatural power.

    There was a weird light shining above the hill.

  12. weirdadjective

    Having an unusually strange character or behaviour.

    There are lots of weird people in this place.

  13. weirdadjective

    Deviating from the normal; bizarre.

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

  14. weirdadjective

    Of or pertaining to the Fates.

  15. WEIRDnoun

    Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic

  16. Etymology: 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. Weirdnoun

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

  2. Weirdnoun

    a spell or charm

  3. Weirdadjective

    of or pertaining to fate; concerned with destiny

  4. Weirdadjective

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

  5. Weirdverb

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

  6. Etymology: [OE. wirde, werde, AS. wyrd fate, fortune, one of the Fates, fr. weoran to be, to become; akin to OS. wurd fate, OHG. wurt, Icel. urr. 143. See Worth to become.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Weird

    wērd, n. fate: that which comes to pass: a spell or charm.—adj. skilled in witchcraft: unearthly, uncanny.—v.t. to destine, doom, adjure.—adv. Weird′ly.—n. Weird′ness.—Dree one's weird (see Dree).—The weird Sisters, the Fates. [A.S. wyrd, fate—weorthan, to become; Ger. werden.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Weird

    suggesting something supernatural, uncanny, or different

    “You’re so weird!”

    Submitted by mooney.madiso02 on February 13, 2019  
  2. weird

    Weird (adjective) is a condition of being abnormal.

    Weird is a strange feeling can be applied to the one who was in love.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on September 16, 2015  

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

Anagrams for weird »

  1. wried

  2. wired

  3. wider

  4. wider, wired, wried

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of weird in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of weird in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of weird in a Sentence

  1. Tyler Gilbert:

    It was weird, I wasn't nervous at all, i felt like I should have been. I don't know why. I just kept going out there and doing my thing. I was really nervous before the game, leading up to the game. But after the three-pitch eighth inning, I was like, ‘This is possibly going to happen.’.

  2. Kristen Stewart:

    I wasn't specific at all. It's not a given that I would be the one. You know what I mean ? With two girls, you never know like who's going to fulfill what weird f --- ing gender role thing, we don't do that or think about it in those terms. She just grabbed that bowl and made it happen. It was f --- ing so cute.

  3. Chloe Kim:

    I probably landed my run twice( in practice) when I'm used to landing it eight times, normally, and so that puts you in a weird headspace... I overflowed with emotion when I was able to land it on the first go, and it opened up a lot of opportunity for me to go try something new.

  4. Joshua Warren:

    The big question at this point is not whether or not we have these anomalies, but what's causing them? Is this something natural that gives us a window a gateway into another world or another level of reality? Or is this the byproduct of some kind of weird technology, be it something secret and man-made or something that's extraterrestrial?

  5. Eileen Cuevas:

    It’s very personal, it’s still weird talking about it. He was trying to get to my mom. It was meant for everyone that was in the house. I mean, the man had four or five propane tanks in the car. They were friends and it turned out really bad. This is very personal to our family, so it’s kind of touchy.

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