- involving or suggesting the supernatural; unearthly or uncanny: a weird sound; weird lights.
- fantastic; bizarre: a weird getup.
- Archaic. concerned with or controlling fate or destiny.
- fate; destiny.
- fate(def 6).
Origin of weird
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Examples from the Web for weirdest
What the weirdest, wildest, most successful participatory project in history tells us about working together.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Nov 3-9, 2014
November 9, 2014
Wetlands, based on the bestselling German erotic novel of the same name, is the year's dirtiest—and weirdest—movie.‘Wetlands,’ About A Bodily Fluid-Obsessed German Teen, Is the Year's Raunchiest Film
August 29, 2014
On the whole, this paper must make for some of the weirdest academic reading of 2014.The Midichlorians Made Me Do It: Can Microbes Explain Religion?
August 10, 2014
Mike Tyson Mysteries, a new cartoon series airing this fall, might be the weirdest.Mike Tyson Reinvents Himself (Again) as a Cartoon TV Detective on ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’
July 30, 2014
Turns out, this isn't even close to being the weirdest landgrab in history.So You Want to Rule a Kingdom? A Wacky History of One-Man Nations
July 17, 2014
The men on them sang the weirdest songs as they pulled all together at the ropes.The Harbor
There ensued what was perhaps the weirdest encounter ever witnessed.
He has been at the village for some time, but lately we have had—oh, the weirdest stories about him!A Mortal Antipathy
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
And she broke out into the wildest, weirdest ditty I ever heard.
It's the weirdest, strangest thing that ever I heard in my life.The Hound of the Baskervilles
A. Conan Doyle
- suggestive of or relating to the supernatural; eerie
- strange or bizarre
- archaic of or relating to fate or the Fates
- archaic, mainly Scot
- fate or destiny
- one of the Fates
- dree one's weird Scot See dree
- (tr) Scot to destine or ordain by fate; predict
Word Origin and History for weirdest
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.