What does witch mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enchantress, witch(noun)

    a female sorcerer or magician

  2. witch(noun)

    a being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil

  3. Wiccan, witch(noun)

    a believer in Wicca

  4. hag, beldam, beldame, witch, crone(verb)

    an ugly evil-looking old woman

  5. hex, bewitch, glamour, witch, enchant, jinx(verb)

    cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something


  1. Witch(n.)

    A Wiccan; an adherent or practitioner of Wicca, a religion which in different forms may be paganistic and nature-oriented, or ditheistic. The term witch applies to both male and female adherents in this sense.

  2. Origin: [OE. wicche, AS. wicce, fem., wicca, masc.; perhaps the same word as AS. wtiga, wtga, a soothsayer (cf. Wiseacre); cf. Fries. wikke, a witch, LG. wikken to predict, Icel. vitki a wizard, vitka to bewitch.]


  1. witch(Noun)

    A man who practises witchcraft.

  2. witch(Noun)

    A woman who is learned in and actively practices witchcraft.

  3. witch

    An ugly or unpleasant woman.

    I hate that old witch.

  4. witch

    A Wiccan.

  5. witch(Noun)

    An Atlantic flatfish, Glyptocephalus cynoglossus; Torbay sole.

  6. witch(Verb)

    To practise witchcraft

    'It approaches the witching hour'.

  7. witch(Verb)

    To bewitch

  8. witch

    To dowse for water

Webster Dictionary

  1. Witch(noun)

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

  2. Witch(noun)

    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. Witch(noun)

    an ugly old woman; a hag

  4. Witch(noun)

    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

  5. Witch(noun)

    a certain curve of the third order, described by Maria Agnesi under the name versiera

  6. Witch(noun)

    the stormy petrel

  7. Witch(verb)

    to bewitch; to fascinate; to enchant

  8. Origin: [OE. wicche, AS. wicce, fem., wicca, masc.; perhaps the same word as AS. wtiga, wtga, a soothsayer (cf. Wiseacre); cf. Fries. wikke, a witch, LG. wikken to predict, Icel. vitki a wizard, vitka to bewitch.]


  1. Witch

    The Witch flounder or Torbay sole is a right-eyed flatfish found in the North Atlantic. The species lives on soft bottoms between 45 and 1460 m and prefers temperatures of 2–6 °C. It eats mostly crustaceans, worms and brittlestars. It spawns from May to September. It grows to maturity in 3 or 4 years, and may live up to 14 years. The name Torbay sole appears to be a mainly culinary term, following the habit of renaming certain fish to broaden their appeal. It is also called grey flounder, witch flounder as well as other local names. The lefteye flounder Arnoglossus scapha is also known as witch.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Witch

    wich, n. a woman regarded as having supernatural or magical power and knowledge through compact with the devil or some minor evil spirit: a hag, crone: (coll.) a fascinating young girl: (Shak.) a wizard.—v.t. to bewitch, to effect by means of witchcraft.—ns. Witch′craft, the craft or practice of witches: the black art, sorcery: supernatural power; Witch′-doc′tor, a medicine-man; Witch′ery, witchcraft: fascination; Witch′es'-broom, a popular name for the broom-like tufts of branches developed on the silver-fir, birch, cherry, &c. by means of an uredineous fungus; Witch′es'-but′ter, a dark-brown fungus (see Nostoc); Witch′es'-thim′ble, the sea-campion; Witch′-find′er, one whose business was to detect witches.—adj. Witch′ing, weird: fascinating.—adv. Witch′ingly.—ns. Witch′-knot, a knot, esp. in the hair, tied by means of witchcraft; Witch′-meal, the inflammable pollen of the club-moss.—adj. Witch′-ridd′en, ridden by witches.—n. Witch′-wife, a woman who practises witchcraft. [M. E. wicche (both masc. and fem.)—A.S. wicca (masc.), wicce (fem.), wizard, witch; prob. reduced from wítega, wítiga, witga, a seer (Old High Ger. wīzago)—a supposed adj. wítig, seeing—wítan, to see, allied to witan, to know. For the change, cf. Orchard—A.S. ortgeard. Cf. Wit and Wicked.]

  2. Witch

    Witch-elm, wich, wich′-elm, n. the common wild elm—also Witch′-hā′zel.—n. Witch′en, the mountain-ash or rowan. [A.S. wice, the service-tree—wícan, to bend.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of witch in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of witch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of witch in a Sentence

  1. Corey Lewandowski:

    Ding dong the witch is dead.

  2. Ben Carson:

    They understand that this is a witch hunt.

  3. Donald Trump:

    It's another witch hunt. Here we go again.

  4. George Conway:

    This is just a witch hunt, it's all a hoax.

  5. Donald Trump:

    When will this very expensive Witch Hunt Hoax ever end?

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