adj. & n.
1 uncanny, supernatural.
2 colloq. strange, queer, incomprehensible.
3 archaic connected with fate.
—n. esp. Sc. archaic fate, destiny.
Phrases and idioms:
the weird sisters
1 the Fates.
2 witches.
weirdly adv. weirdness n.
Etymology: (earlier as noun) f. OE wyrd destiny f. Gmc

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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