What does weird mean?

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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


  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

  6. Origin: [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

    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  
  2. Weird

    suggesting something supernatural, uncanny, or different

    “You’re so weird!”

    Submitted by mooney.madiso02 on February 13, 2019  

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

How to pronounce weird?

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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. Uma Thurman:

    I know I look weird!

  2. Elton Garrison:

    I thought, Thats weird.

  3. Kamyl Bazbaz:

    These sesame noodles are weird.

  4. Washington Nationals:

    Its weird, really. You cant explain it.

  5. Oliver White:

    Whatever they are, they're definitely weird.

Images & Illustrations of weird

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