adjective, weird·er, weird·est.
noun Chiefly Scot.
- weinberger, jaromir,
- weingartner, felix,
- weird out,
- weird sisters,
Origin of weird
Examples from the Web for weird
To make it work almost everything else about these shows has to seem factual which is why many look like a weird Celebrity Sims.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Actually, the guessing game is over; the weddings have begun, as have weird attempts to circumvent our constitutional democracy.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It was fearless and raunchy and fun and ridiculous and weird and feminist and powerful.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What follows is hysterical, painful, weird, and strangely touching—a true Festivus for the rest of us.
In its own weird way, by the end, The Colbert Report was as densely serialized as Lost.The End of Truthiness: Stephen Colbert’s Sublime Finale|Noel Murray|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a strange, weird little scene in the dim candle-light, and for a time Doris could make nothing of its riddle.The Slipper Point Mystery|Augusta Huiell Seaman
In the shadowy light swayed a half dozen celebrants of the weird rites.Whispering Walls|Mildred A. Wirt
The woods reecho with their wild screams and the weird ululations of the battle cry.The Manbos of Mindano|John M. Garvan
But this forbidding, wreck-strewn land of wild, jutting crags has a weird beauty of its own.Heroes of To-Day|Mary R. Parkman
The night resolved itself into a weird phantasmagoric nightmare for me, a gigantic game of hide-and-seek, in which I was "it."Astounding Stories, July, 1931|Various
- fate or destiny
- one of the Fates
Word Origin for weird
Old English wyrd (n.) "fate, destiny," literally "that which comes," from Proto-Germanic *wurthis (cf. Old Saxon wurd, Old High German wurt "fate," Old Norse urðr "fate, one of the three Norns"), from PIE *wert- "to turn, wind," (cf. German werden, Old English weorðan "to become"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). For sense development from "turning" to "becoming," cf. phrase turn into "become."
The modern sense of weird developed from Middle English use of weird sisters for the three fates or Norns (in Germanic mythology), the goddesses who controlled human destiny. They were portrayed as odd or frightening in appearance, as in "Macbeth," which led to the adjectival meaning "odd-looking, uncanny," first recorded 1815.