What does weird mean?

Definitions for weird
wɪərdweird

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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

Wiktionary

  1. weirdnoun

    Fate; destiny; luck.

    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.

  2. weirdnoun

    A prediction.

    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.

  3. weirdnoun

    A spell or charm.

    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.

  4. weirdnoun

    That which comes to pass; a fact.

    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.

  5. weirdnoun

    The Fates (personified).

    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.

  6. weirdverb

    To destine; doom; change by witchcraft or sorcery.

    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.

  7. weirdverb

    To warn solemnly; adjure.

    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.

  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.

    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.

  9. weirdadjective

    Connected with fate or destiny; able to influence fate.

    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.

  10. weirdadjective

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

    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.

  11. weirdadjective

    Having supernatural or preternatural power.

    There was a weird light shining above the hill.

    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.

  12. weirdadjective

    Having an unusually strange character or behaviour.

    There are lots of weird people in this place.

    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.

  13. weirdadjective

    Deviating from the normal; bizarre.

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

    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.

  14. weirdadjective

    Of or pertaining to the Fates.

    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.

  15. WEIRDnoun

    Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic

    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

    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.]

  2. Weirdnoun

    a spell or charm

    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.]

  3. Weirdadjective

    of or pertaining to fate; concerned with destiny

    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.]

  4. Weirdadjective

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

    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.]

  5. Weirdverb

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

    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

    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

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Numerology

  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. Chris Rock:

    I don't know what to say. What do you say ? I hope it's not true. That's all you can say. I really do, i grew up on Bill Cosby. I love Bill Cosby, and I just hope New York magazine's not true. New York magazine's a weird year for comedy. We lost Robin( Williams), we lost Joan( Rivers), and we kind of lost Bill Cosby.

  2. Katy Tynan:

    It shouldn't feel surprising that this is hard and a little weird and requires a lot of thought process.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Better to look a bit weird than to have own beard.

  4. Petra Kvitova:

    I think she played a really good game today and did what she needed to do, i felt a little bit tired on court today and my serve didn't want to work ... I felt a bit weird but I'm not sick anymore, well, maybe in the head.

  5. Bruce Hampton:

    I was a lasso instructor and a lariat importer, and they were all weird, fleeting jobs, i've been fortunate to do music all my life, and I've done enough acting to make it fun.

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