What does witch mean?

Definitions for witch
wɪtʃwitch

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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

GCIDE

  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.

    Etymology: [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.]

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Witch(noun)

    an ugly old woman; a hag

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Witch(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Witch(noun)

    the stormy petrel

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Witch(verb)

    to bewitch; to fascinate; to enchant

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Labor Senator Sam Dastyari:

    This is not simply a witch-hunt or a look at Leighton Holdings. This will be a broader look at the larger issue of foreign corrupt practices and the failure of Australian law, and it will ask what can be done and how can we improve.

  2. Valeria Georgescu:

    They're judging him, and I just think it's really unfair, it's a witch hunt.

  3. President Putin spokesman:

    Clearly there are those who are creating hysteria, who are trying to support this witch hunt.

  4. Paul Begala:

    The Salem witch trials gave more due process to the accused, Donald Trump absurdly claimed, though Donald Trump refused to participate in the impeachment process after The Democrats invited The Democrats to do so. The claim drew an exasperated rebuke from the mayor of Salem, who noted that the 1692 trials targeted' powerless, innocent victims' -- women who died horrific deaths.

  5. Filmmaker Leslee Udwin:

    Of course, the India government ban has ensured that this film now does proliferate on the Internet, but I have to tell you I am respectful of laws, in any country, and because there is a footprint of YouTube or torrents in India, it is my duty to bring that film off those channels and that is what I do, i will not break laws. I am respectful, I am moral, I have integrity, despite the witch hunt – this Salem-like witch hunt against me by those who are more interested in hiding their shame than saving their women.

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