Definition of weird adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//wɪəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪrd//
    (weirder, weirdest)
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  1. 1very strange or unusual and difficult to explain synonym strange a weird dream She's a really weird girl. He's got some weird ideas. It's really weird seeing yourself on television. the weird and wonderful creatures that live beneath the sea
  2. 2strange in a mysterious and frightening way synonym eerie She began to make weird inhuman sounds.
  3. Word OriginOld English wyrd ‘destiny’, of Germanic origin. The adjective (late Middle English) originally meant ‘having the power to control destiny’, and was used especially in the Weird Sisters, originally referring to the Fates, later the witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth; the latter use gave rise to the sense ‘unearthly’ (early 19th cent.).Extra examples I started to feel really weird. It all sounds a bit weird to me. Some of their clothes were really weird and wonderful. He’s got some weird ideas. I had a really weird dream last night. It’s a weird and wonderful island full of weird and wonderful things to do. It’s weird seeing yourself on television. She’s a very weird girl.
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