The weird sisters in Macbeth
- An example of weird are the witches in Macbeth.
- An example of weird is someone with 100 piercings in his face.
- Obs. of fate or destiny
- of or about ghosts, evil spirits, or other supernatural things; unearthly, mysterious, eerie, etc.
- strikingly odd, strange, etc.; fantastic; bizarre: a weird costume
- eccentric, erratic, or unconventional in behavior
Origin of weirdMiddle English werde, origin, originally noun , fate ; from Old English wyrd, fate ; from the base of weorthan, to become (basic sense “what is to come”) ; from Indo-European an unverified form wert-, to turn: see verse
- Strikingly odd or unusual, especially in an unsettling way; strange: He lives in a weird old house on a dark street. Your neighbor is said to be a little weird. I felt a little weird after drinking that tea.
- Suggestive of the supernatural: weird stories about ghosts.
- Archaic Of or relating to fate or the Fates.
- Fate; destiny.
- One's assigned lot or fortune, especially when evil.
tr. & intr.v.weird·ed, weird·ing, weirds
Origin of weirdMiddle English werd, wird, fate (often in the pl. wirdes, the Fates), from Old English wyrd; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
- (acronym) Western, educated, industrialized, rich and democratic.