Fate; destiny; one of the Fates, or Norns; also, a prediction. [Obs. or Scot.] [1913 Webster]
A spell or charm. [Obs. or Scot.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
Weird \Weird\, a. [1913 Webster]
Of or pertaining to fate; concerned with destiny. [1913 Webster]
Of or pertaining to witchcraft; caused by, or suggesting, magical influence; supernatural; unearthly; wild; as, a weird appearance, look, sound, etc. [1913 Webster] Myself too had weird seizures. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Those sweet, low tones, that seemed like a weird incantation. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] Weird sisters, the Fates. [Scot.] --G. Douglas. [1913 Webster] Note: Shakespeare uses the term for the three witches in Macbeth. [1913 Webster] The weird sisters, hand in hand, Posters of the sea and land. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
Weird \Weird\, v. t. To foretell the fate of; to predict; to destine to. [Scot.] --Jamieson. [1913 Webster]
Word Netweird adj
1 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 [syn: eldritch, uncanny, unearthly]
2 strikingly odd or unusual; "some trick of the moonlight; some weird effect of shadow"- Bram Stoker n : Fate personified; one of the three Weird Sisters [syn: Wyrd]
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EtymologyFrom wyrd, through weohrtan.
having supernatural or preternatural power
having an unusually strange character or behaviour
deviating from the normal; bizarre
archaic: of or pertaining to the Fates
- In the context of "archaic|except in Scots": Fate or destiny.
- 1912: In the weird of death shall the hapless be whelmed, and and from Doom's dark prison / Shall she steal forth never again. — Euripides, Medea, trans. Arthur S. Way (Heinemenn 1946, p. 361)
- In the context of "archaic|in plural": The Fates.
- To make someone feel strange.
- Hey man, you're weirding me out.
Weird may refer to:
- "odd, uncanny", see surreal humour, mental confusion, freak, surprise (emotion)
- Wyrd, the Germanic concept of fate; Weird Sisters, the Germanic Fates
- "Weird" (Hilary Duff song)
- "Weird" (Hanson song)
- Weird (comics), a fictional DC Comics character
- "Weird Al" Yankovic, a famous American musician and parodist
- Weird number, a natural number that is abundant but not semiperfect
- Weird fiction, speculative literature written in the late 19th and early 20th century.