Weird meaning

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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.

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(obs.) Of fate or destiny.
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(slang) To experience or cause to experience an odd, unusual, and sometimes uneasy sensation. Often used with out.
verb
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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.

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Suggestive of the supernatural.

Weird stories about ghosts.

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(archaic) Of or relating to fate or the Fates.
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Fate; destiny.
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Of or about ghosts, evil spirits, or other supernatural things; unearthly, mysterious, eerie, etc.
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One's assigned lot or fortune, especially when evil.
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(scot., former) Fate or destiny.
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(acronym) Western, educated, industrialized, rich and democratic.
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weird out
  • to be or cause to be overwhelmed with the bizarre aspects of an experience
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of weird

  • Middle English werd, wird fate (often in the pl. wirdes the Fates) from Old English wyrd wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Coined 2010.

    From Wiktionary