- The definition of weird is relating to the supernatural or strange or unconventional.
- An example of weird are the witches in Macbeth.
- An example of weird is someone with 100 piercings in his face.
The weird sisters in Macbeth
- Obsolete 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
Scot. fate or destiny
Slang to be or cause to be overwhelmed with the bizarre aspects of an experience
- 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
Slang To experience or cause to experience an odd, unusual, and sometimes uneasy sensation. Often used with out.
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.