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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)

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.

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."