weird Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun fate personified; any one of the three Weird Sisters
adjective satellite suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
eldritch; uncanny; unearthly.
- an eldritch screech
- the three weird sisters
- stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy
- an unearthly light
- he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley
adjective satellite strikingly odd or unusual; some weird effect of shadow"- Bram Stoker
- some trick of the moonlight
Fate; destiny; one of the Fates, or Norns; also, a prediction.Obs. or Scot.
A spell or charm.Obs. or Scot. Sir W. Scott.
Of or pertaining to fate; concerned with destiny.
Of or pertaining to witchcraft; caused by, or suggesting, magical influence; supernatural; unearthly; wild; as, a. weirdappearance, look, sound, etc
Myself too had weird seizures. Tennyson.
Those sweet, low tones, that seemed like a weird incantation. Longfellow.G. Douglas.
✍ Shakespeare uses the term for the three witches in Macbeth.
The weird sisters, hand in hand, Posters of the sea and land. Shak.
Weird transitive verb
To foretell the fate of; to predict; to destine to.Scot. Jamieson.