3. A long notch with a horizontal edge, as in the top of a vertical plate or plank, through which water
flows, used in measuring the quantity of flowing water.
(Weird) n. [OE. wirde, werde, AS. wyrd fate, fortune, one of the Fates, fr. weorðan to be, to
become; akin to OS. wurd fate, OHG. wurt, Icel. urðr. &radic143. See Worth to become.]
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.
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.
Shakespeare uses the term for the three witches in Macbeth.
The weird sisters, hand in hand,Shak.
Posters of the sea and land.
(Weird), v. t. To foretell the fate of; to predict; to destine to. [Scot.] Jamieson.
(Weird"ness), n. The quality or state of being weird.
(We"ism) n. Same as Wegotism.
(Weive) v. t. See Waive. [Obs.] Gower.
(We"ka) n. (Zoöl.) A New Zealand rail (Ocydromus australis) which has wings so short as to be
incapable of flight.
(We"kau) n. (Zoöl.) A small New Zealand owl It has short wings and long legs, and lives chiefly
on the ground.
(We*keen") n. (Zoöl.) The meadow pipit. [Prov. Eng.]
(Wel"a*way) interj. [OE. welaway, walaway, weilawey; wei wo! (Icel. vei) + la lo! (AS. la)
+ wei wo!; cf. AS. wa la wa. See Woe.] Alas! [Obs.]
Then welaway, for she undone was clean.Wyatt.
(Wel"-be*gone`) a. [OE. wel-begon. See Well, and Begone.] Surrounded with happiness
or prosperity. [Obs.]
Fair and rich and young and wel-begone.Chaucer.
(Welch) a. See Welsh. [R.]
(Welch"er) n. See Welsher.