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Adjective, Noun


Noun weird has 1 sense

Adjective weird has 2 senses


weirdn. [OE. wirde, werde, AS. wyrd fate, fortune, one of the Fates, fr. weor to be, to become; akin to OS. wurd fate, OHG. wurt, Icel. ur. Worth to become.].
  •  Fate; destiny; one of the Fates, or Norns; also, a prediction.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A spell or charm.  Sir W. Scott.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of or pertaining to fate; concerned with destiny.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of or pertaining to witchcraft; caused by, or suggesting, magical influence; supernatural; unearthly; wild; as, a weird appearance, look, sound, etc.  [1913 Webster]
    " Shakespeare uses the term for the three witches in Macbeth."  [1913 Webster]
    "Myself too had weird seizures."  [1913 Webster]
    "Those sweet, low tones, that seemed like a weird incantation."  [1913 Webster]
    "The weird sisters, hand in hand,
    Posters of the sea and land.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Weird sisters, the Fates. [Scot.] G. Douglas.
weirdv. t. 
     To foretell the fate of; to predict; to destine to.  Jamieson.  [1913 Webster]


weird, adj. & n.
1 uncanny, supernatural.
2 colloq. strange, queer, incomprehensible.
3 archaic connected with fate.
--n. esp. Sc. archaic fate, destiny.

the weird sisters
1 the Fates.
2 witches.
weirdly adv. weirdness n.
(earlier as noun) f. OE wyrd destiny f. Gmc



Friday, Friday the thirteenth, absurd, appointed lot, astral influences, astrology, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing, beyond belief, bizarre, blue, book of fate, cadaverous, cantrip, cast, charm, circumstance, cockamamie, constellation, corpselike, crazy, creepy, cup, curious, curse, deadly, deathlike, deathly, deathly pale, destination, destiny, dies funestis, doom, dreadful, eccentric, eerie, eldritch, end, evil eye, exorcism, extravagant, fantastic, fatality, fate, fearful, foolish, forecast, foredoom, foretelling, fortune, freaked out, freaky, funny, future, ghastly, ghostlike, ghostly, glamour, grisly, grotesque, gruesome, haggard, haunting, hex, high-flown, hoodoo, horrific, ides of March, incantational, incantatory, incredible, inevitability, inscrutable, jinx, kismet, kooky, laughable, livid, lot, ludicrous, lurid, macabre, magian, magic, magic spell, malocchio, moira, monstrous, mortuary, mysterious, necromantic, nonsensical, numinous, odd, oddball, off, off the wall, out, outlandish, outrageous, outre, pale, passing strange, peculiar, planets, poppycockish, portion, preposterous, preternatural, prevision, prognosis, prognostication, prophecy, quaint, queer, ridiculous, shaman, shamanic, shamanist, shamanistic, singular, sorcerous, spell, spookish, spooky, stars, strange, supernal, supernatural, talismanic, thaumaturgic, uncanny, unco, uncolike, uncouth, unearthly, unlucky day, unnatural, voodoo, voodooistic, wan, wanga, whammy, wheel of fortune, wild, will of Heaven, witch, witchlike, witchy, wizardlike, wizardly, wondrous strange




N demon, daemon, demonry, demonology, evil genius, fiend, familiar, daeva, devil, bad spirit, unclean spirit, cacodemon, incubus, Eblis, shaitan, succubus, succuba, Frankenstein's monster, Titan, Shedim, Mephistopheles, Asmodeus, Moloch, Belial, Ahriman, fury, harpy, Friar Rush, vampire, ghoul, afreet, barghest, Loki, ogre, ogress, gnome, gin, jinn, imp, deev, lamia, bogie, bogeyman, bogle, nis, kobold, flibbertigibbet, fairy, brownie, pixy, elf, dwarf, urchin, Puck, Robin Goodfellow, leprechaun, Cluricaune, troll, dwerger, sprite, ouphe, bad fairy, nix, nixie, pigwidgeon, will-o'-the wisp, ghost, revenant, specter, apparition, spirit, shade, shadow, vision, hobglobin, goblin, orc, wraith, spook, boggart, banshee, loup-garou, lemures, evil eye, merman, mermaid, merfolk, siren, satyr, faun, manito, manitou, manitu, possession, demonic possession, diabolic possession, insanity, Maxwell's demon, demoniac, demonic, demonical, impish, demoniacal, fiendish, fiend-like, supernatural, weird, uncanny, unearthly, spectral, ghostly, ghost-like, elfin, elvin, elfish, elflike, haunted, pokerish, possessed, possessed by a devil, possessed by a demon, demonically.


N sorcery, occult art, occult sciences, magic, the black art, necromancy, theurgy, thaumaturgy, demonology, demonomy, demonship, diablerie, bedevilment, witchcraft, witchery, glamor, fetishism, fetichism, feticism, ghost dance, hoodoo, obi, obiism, voodoo, voodooism, Shamanism (Esquimaux), vampirism, conjuration, bewitchery, exorcism, enchantment, mysticism, second sight, mesmerism, animal magnetism, od force, odylic force, electrobiology, clairvoyance, spiritualism, spirit rapping, table turning, divination, sortilege, ordeal, sortes Virgilianae, hocus-pocus, magic, magical, mystic, weird, cabalistic, talismanic, phylacteric, incantatory, charmed, Circean, odylic, voodoo.


N spell, charm, incantation, exorcism, weird, cabala, exsufflation, cantrap, runes, abracadabra, open sesame, countercharm, Ephesian letters, bell book and candle, Mumbo Jumbo, evil eye, fee-faw- fum, talisman, amulet, periapt, telesm, phylactery, philter, fetich, fetish, agnus Dei, lamb of God, furcula, madstone, mascot, mascotte, merrythought, Om, Aum, scarab, scarabaeus, sudarium, triskelion, veronica, wishbone, swastika, fylfot, gammadion, wand, caduceus, rod, divining rod, lamp of Aladdin, wishing-cap, Fortunatus's cap.


N ridiculousness, comicality, oddity, extravagance, drollery, farce, comedy, burlesque, buffoonery, frippery, doggerel verses, absurdity, bombast, anticlimax, bathos, eccentricity, monstrosity, laughingstock, ridiculous, ludicrous, comical, droll, funny, laughable, pour rire, grotesque, farcical, odd, whimsical, whimsical as a dancing bear, fanciful, fantastic, queer, rum, quizzical, quaint, bizarre, screaming, eccentric, strange, outlandish, out of the way, baroque, weird, awkward, extravagant, outre, monstrous, preposterous, bombastic, inflated, stilted, burlesque, mock heroic, drollish, seriocomic, tragicomic, gimcrack, contemptible, doggerel, ironical, risible, risum teneatis amici, rideret Heraclitus, du sublime au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas.

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