- 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
weird definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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
weird definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective weird·er, weird·est
- Of, relating to, or suggestive of the preternatural or supernatural.
- Of a strikingly odd or unusual character; strange.
- Archaic Of or relating to fate or the Fates.
- a. Fate; destiny.b. One's assigned lot or fortune, especially when evil.
- often Weird Greek & Roman Mythology One of the Fates.
Origin: Middle English werde, fate, having power to control fate, from Old English wyrd, fate; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
- weirdˈly adverb
- weirdˈness noun
weird - Phrases/Idioms