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Weird

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Pronunciation : Weird
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [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.]
Definition : 1. Fate; destiny; one of the Fates, or Norns; also, a prediction. [Obs. or Scot.]

2. A spell or charm. [Obs. or Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Weird
Part of Speech : a.
Definition : 1. Of or pertaining to fate; concerned with destiny.

2. Of or pertaining to witchcraft; caused by, or suggesting, magical influence; supernatural; unearthly; wild; as, a weird appearance, look, sound, etc. Myself too had weird seizures. Tennyson. Those sweet, low tones, that seemed like a weird incantation. Longfellow. Weird sisters, the Fates. [Scot.] G. Douglas.

Note: Shakespeare uses the term for the three witches in Macbeth. The weird sisters, hand in hand, Posters of the sea and land. Shak.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Weird
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To foretell the fate of; to predict; to destine to. [Scot.] Jamieson.

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Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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