What does weird mean?

Definitions for weird
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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

Wiktionary

  1. weird(Noun)

    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. weird(Noun)

    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. weird(Noun)

    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. weird(Noun)

    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. weird(Noun)

    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. weird(Verb)

    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. weird(Verb)

    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. 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.

    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. weird(Adjective)

    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. weird(Adjective)

    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. weird(Adjective)

    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. weird(Adjective)

    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. weird(Adjective)

    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. weird(Adjective)

    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. WEIRD(Noun)

    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. Weird(noun)

    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. Weird(noun)

    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. Weird(adj)

    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. Weird(adj)

    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. Weird(verb)

    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. Uma Thurman:

    I know I look weird!

  2. Carlos Sainz:

    It's a weird first podium not being there straight after the race, but I'm extremely happy with our race today.

  3. Art Alexakis:

    So, if you see me stumbling... sweaty, looking both tired and anxious at the same time, maybe a little more confused than usual, or forgetting lyrics yet looking happy( which is weird for me), please know that I have not fallen off the wagon, i am just learning how to be the new me.

  4. 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.

  5. United States:

    I used to say that I would never come to the United States, and I often feel weird or out of place here, but at the same time I feel at home because I have my dad.

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