Definition of Witch

1. Noun. A female sorcerer or magician.

Exact synonyms: Enchantress
Generic synonyms: Occultist



2. Verb. Cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something.
Exact synonyms: Bewitch, Enchant, Glamour, Hex, Jinx
Specialized synonyms: Voodoo, Spell
Generic synonyms: Becharm, Charm
Derivative terms: Bewitchment, Enchanter, Enchantment, Enchantment, Glamour, Hex, Jinx, Witchery

3. Noun. A being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil.
Group relationships: Coven
Generic synonyms: Imaginary Being, Imaginary Creature
Specialized synonyms: Pythoness, Warlock

4. Noun. A believer in Wicca.
Exact synonyms: Wiccan
Generic synonyms: Pagan

5. Noun. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
Exact synonyms: Beldam, Beldame, Crone, Hag
Generic synonyms: Old Woman

Definition of Witch

1. n. A cone of paper which is placed in a vessel of lard or other fat, and used as a taper.

2. n. One who practices the black art, or magic; one regarded as possessing supernatural or magical power by compact with an evil spirit, esp. with the Devil; a sorcerer or sorceress; -- now applied chiefly or only to women, but formerly used of men as well.

3. v. t. To bewitch; to fascinate; to enchant.

4. n. A cone of paper which is placed in a vessel of lard or other fat, and used as a taper.

5. n. One who practices the black art, or magic; one regarded as possessing supernatural or magical power by compact with an evil spirit, esp. with the Devil; a sorcerer or sorceress; -- now applied chiefly or only to women, but formerly used of men as well.

6. v. t. To bewitch; to fascinate; to enchant.

Definition of Witch

1. Noun. (archaic or dialectal) A man who practises witchcraft. ¹

2. Noun. A woman who is learned in and actively practices witchcraft. ¹

3. Noun. (derogatory) An ugly or unpleasant woman. ¹

4. Noun. (context: Wicca) A Wiccan. ¹

5. Noun. An Atlantic flatfish, ''Glyptocephalus cynoglossus''; Torbay sole. ¹

6. Verb. (obsolete) To practise witchcraft ¹

7. Verb. To bewitch ¹

8. Verb. To dowse for water ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Witch

1. to bewitch [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: bewitch

Medical Definition of Witch

1. 1. One who practices the black art, or magic; one regarded as possessing supernatural or magical power by compact with an evil spirit, especially. With the Devil; a sorcerer or sorceress; now applied chiefly or only to women, but formerly used of men as well. "There was a man in that city whose name was Simon, a witch." (Wyclif (Acts viii. 9)) "He can not abide the old woman of Brentford; he swears she's a witch." (Shak) 2. An ugly old woman; a hag. 3. One who exercises more than common power of attraction; a charming or bewitching person; also, one given to mischief; said especially of a woman or child. 4. A certain curve of the third order, described by Maria Agnesi under the name versiera. 5. The stormy petrel. Witch balls, a name applied to the interwoven rolling masses of the stems of herbs, which are driven by the winds over the steppes of Tartary. Cf. Tumbleweed. 6. Witches' besoms, vegetable sulphur. See Vegetable. Origin: OE. Wicche, AS. Wicce, fem, wicca, masc.; perhaps the same word as AS. Witiga, witga, a soothsayer (cf. Wiseacre); cf. Fries. Wikke, a witch, LG. Wikken to predict, Icel. Vitki a wizard, vitka to bewitch. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Witch

wistfulnesses
wisting
wistit
wistiti
wistitis
wistly
wistonwish
wistonwishes
wists
wit's end
wit.
witan
witans
witblits
witch (current term)
witch's brew
witch-elm
witch-elms
witch-hazel
witch-hazel family
witch-hunt
witch-hunter
witch-hunts
witch-tree
witch alder
witch ball
witch broom

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