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Definition of "weird" []

  • Of, relating to, or suggestive of the preternatural or supernatural. (adjective)
  • Of a strikingly odd or unusual character; strange. (adjective)
  • Archaic Of or relating to fate or the Fates. (adjective)
  • Fate; destiny. (noun)
  • One's assigned lot or fortune, especially when evil. (noun)
  • Suggestive of or relating to the supernatural; eerie (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Strange or bizarre (adjective)
  • Of or relating to fate or the Fates (adjective)
  • Fate or destiny (noun)
  • One of the Fates (noun)
  • To destine or ordain by fate; predict (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "weird" in a sentence
  • "Like Hawthorne's, like the works of our great symbolists, they are restricted by a sense of some obtaining conception, some weird metaphysical _weird_ or preconception."
  • "I would argue that the term weird, far from being pejorative, is instead intended to express and celebrate the extraordinary uniqueness of medieval animals."
  • "By week's end, the Obama folks were desperately trying to walk this back -- going so far as to suggest that anyone on the campaign staff who used the word "weird" would be fired."