WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
weird /wɪrd/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -er, -est. 
  1. suggesting the supernatural;
    unearthly:a weird sound in the night.
  2. strange;
    peculiar:a weird costume.
weird•ly, adv. 
weird•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
weird  (wērd),USA pronunciation  adj.,  -er, -est, n. 
  1. involving or suggesting the supernatural;
    unearthly or uncanny:a weird sound; weird lights.
  2. fantastic;
    bizarre:a weird getup.
  3. [Archaic.]concerned with or controlling fate or destiny.

n. Chiefly Scot. 
  1. Scottish Termsfate;
  2. Scottish Termsfate (def. 6).
weirdly, adv. 
weirdness, n. 
  • bef. 900; (noun, nominal) Middle English (northern form of wird), Old English wyrd; akin to worth2; (adjective, adjectival) Middle English, origin, originally attributive noun, nominal in phrase werde sisters the Fates (popularized as appellation of the witches in Macbeth)
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged unnatural, preternatural.
      weird, eerie, unearthly, uncanny refer to that which is mysterious and apparently outside natural law.
      Weird refers to that which is suggestive of the fateful intervention of supernatural influences in human affairs:the weird adventures of a group lost in the jungle.Eerie refers to that which, by suggesting the ghostly, makes one's flesh creep:an eerie moaning from a deserted house.Unearthly refers to that which seems by its nature to belong to another world:an unearthly light that preceded the storm.Uncanny refers to that which is mysterious because of its apparent defiance of the laws established by experience:an uncanny ability to recall numbers.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged natural.


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