Definition of weird in English:
- I have managed to unearth yet more weird and almost unbelievable tales from this strange civilisation.
- Thousands of people have experienced mysterious lights and weird sounds above the ancient fort at Cley Hill during the past 40 years.
- It was called the ‘Black Hole’ and was as dark and weird as its name suggests.
- I love that I can experience different, strange, weird and wonderful things wherever I go.
- Hundreds of bargain hunters flocked to Leeds at the weekend to snap up the uniquely weird and wonderful outfits being sold by Opera North's costume department.
- We're going to see some fairly weird and wonderful looking footwear.
nounarchaic , chiefly Scottish Back to top
verb[with object] (weird someone out) North American informal Back to top
- I am receiving SMS's and phone calls (which I am not answering) that are completely weirding me out.
- Let's ignore for a moment the fact that it is my 28th Birthday today, and that I am completely weirded out by that.
- It's so… well… to be completely honest with you… I'm completely weirded out by it.
Old 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 century).
- Example sentences
- Experiment with different colours to get strangely wonderful or weirdly dreadful results.
- Hayley presses him on why he's been acting so weirdly around her.
- I'm of a fairly average height, and find the seating quite uncomfortable due to the weirdly placed headrests.
- Example sentences
- Her photographic and video work revels in the essential weirdness of the world of tunnels and manholes.
- You create a few simple rules, then sit back and watch what weirdness ensues.
- His comedy, meanwhile, takes the familiar and zooms in tight enough to find the weirdness lurking there.