What does weird mean?

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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.


  1. weird

    Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behavior. Psychology includes the study of conscious and unconscious phenomena, including feelings and thoughts. It is an academic discipline of immense scope, crossing the boundaries between the natural and social sciences. Psychologists seek an understanding of the emergent properties of brains, linking the discipline to neuroscience. As social scientists, psychologists aim to understand the behavior of individuals and groups. Ψ (psi), the first letter of the Greek word psyche from which the term psychology is derived (see below), is commonly associated with the science. A professional practitioner or researcher involved in the discipline is called a psychologist. Some psychologists can also be classified as behavioral or cognitive scientists. Some psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior. Others explore the physiological and neurobiological processes that underlie cognitive functions and behaviors. Psychologists are involved in research on perception, cognition, attention, emotion, intelligence, subjective experiences, motivation, brain functioning, and personality. Psychologists' interests extend to interpersonal relationships, psychological resilience, family resilience, and other areas within social psychology. They also consider the unconscious mind. Research psychologists employ empirical methods to infer causal and correlational relationships between psychosocial variables. Some, but not all, clinical and counseling psychologists rely on symbolic interpretation. While psychological knowledge is often applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems, it is also directed towards understanding and solving problems in several spheres of human activity. By many accounts, psychology ultimately aims to benefit society. Many psychologists are involved in some kind of therapeutic role, practicing psychotherapy in clinical, counseling, or school settings. Other psychologists conduct scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and behavior. Typically the latter group of psychologists work in academic settings (e.g., universities, medical schools, or hospitals). Another group of psychologists is employed in industrial and organizational settings. Yet others are involved in work on human development, aging, sports, health, forensic science, education, and the media.


  1. weird

    Weird is an adjective that is used to describe something that is unusual, strange, or out of the ordinary. It often pertains to things, behaviors, or characteristics that deviate from what is considered normal or standard.

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. wider

  2. wider

  3. wired

  4. wried

  5. wired

  6. wried

  7. wride

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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. Lewis Hamilton:

    It doesn't look like a McLaren, it feels very weird when you look at the board and you think of this historic team, which is fighting with Marussia. And Marussia is relatively close on maybe a third of the budget or whatever. Maybe an eighth.

  2. Nick Kosir:

    I never took a dance class or lesson in my life, never have prided myself on dancing prior to this, it’s endlessly entertaining to me because it's so weird that people think I'm a good dancer.

  3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    Im looking forward to seeing where and how far theyd be willing to move on that, but Im encouraged, i think theres some wiggle room here.Its super-bizarre,really weird. Never thought in my life that one of my first pushes would be alongside Ted Cruz.

  4. Patrick Kaser:

    We’ve had this weird pause over the last three weeks where analysts haven’t been updating earnings estimates because of the banking turmoil. Those are undoubtedly going to come, there’s currently a false sense of security that things won’t change, but a lot of the data under the surface is probably pointing towards higher odds of recession. This is not a favorable starting point for stocks as we think about the next few months.

  5. Ashwin Vasavada:

    The thing that keeps coming back to me every single day is how un-weird it is, how much it looks like Earth, it's just fascinating that (on) Mars, even today, you can see the landscapes formed in similar ways that deserts and other places on Earth formed. It's kind of mind-blowing.

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