see also: WEIRD
  • (British) IPA: /ˈwɪəd/, /ˈwiːəd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈwiɚd/, /ˈwɪɚd/

weird (comparative weirder, superlative weirdest)

  1. Having an unusually strange character or behaviour.
    There are lots of weird people in this place.
  2. Deviating from the normal; bizarre.
    It was quite weird to bump into all my ex-girlfriends on the same day.
  3. (archaic) Of or pertaining to the Fates.
    (Can we find and add a quotation to this entry?)
  4. (archaic) Connected with fate or destiny; able to influence fate.
  5. (archaic) Of or pertaining to witches or witchcraft; supernatural; unearthly; suggestive of witches, witchcraft, or unearthliness; wild; uncanny.
    • Those sweet, low tones, that seemed like a weird incantation.
    • c. 1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act 1, scene 5]:
      Whiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it, came missives from the king, who all-hailed me, 'Thane of Cawdor'; by which title, before, these weird sisters saluted me, and referred me to the coming on of time, with 'Hail, king that shalt be!'
    • Naphtha lamps shed a weird light over a busy scene, for the work was being continued night and day. A score or so of sturdy navvies were shovelling and picking along the track.
  6. (archaic) Having supernatural or preternatural power.
    There was a weird light shining above the hill.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Noun

weird (plural weirds)

  1. (archaic) Fate; destiny; luck.
  2. A prediction.
  3. (obsolete, Scotland) A spell or charm.
  4. That which comes to pass; a fact.
  5. (archaic, in the plural) The Fates (personified).
Synonyms Verb

weird (weirds, present participle weirding; past and past participle weirded)

  1. (transitive) To destine; doom; change by witchcraft or sorcery.
  2. (transitive) To warn solemnly; adjure.


weird (not comparable)

  1. (acronym) Abbreviation of Western#English|Western, educated#English|educated, industrialized#English|industrialized, rich#English|rich and democratic#English|democratic.

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