1. fate personified; any one of the three Weird Sisters;
[syn: Wyrd, Weird]
1. suggesting the operation of supernatural influences;
- Example: "an eldritch screech"
- Example: "the three weird sisters"
- Example: "stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy
- Example: "an unearthly light"
- Example: "he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley
[syn: eldritch, weird, uncanny, unearthly]
2. strikingly odd or unusual;
- Example: "some trick of the moonlight some weird effect of shadow"- Bram Stoker;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Weird \Weird\, v. t. To foretell the fate of; to predict; to destine to. [Scot.] --Jamieson. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Weird \Weird\ (w[=e]rd), n. [OE. wirde, werde, AS. wyrd fate, fortune, one of the Fates, fr. weor[eth]an to be, to become; akin to OS. wurd fate, OHG. wurt, Icel. ur[eth]r. [root]143. See Worth to become.] [1913 Webster] 1. Fate; destiny; one of the Fates, or Norns; also, a prediction. [Obs. or Scot.] [1913 Webster] 2. A spell or charm. [Obs. or Scot.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Weird \Weird\, a. [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to fate; concerned with destiny. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to witchcraft; caused by, or suggesting, magical influence; supernatural; unearthly; wild; as, a weird appearance, look, sound, etc. [1913 Webster] Myself too had weird seizures. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Those sweet, low tones, that seemed like a weird incantation. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] Weird sisters, the Fates. [Scot.] --G. Douglas. [1913 Webster] Note: Shakespeare uses the term for the three witches in Macbeth. [1913 Webster] The weird sisters, hand in hand, Posters of the sea and land. --Shak. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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