Witch meaning

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A person, especially a woman, claiming or popularly believed to possess magical powers and practice sorcery.
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To cause, bring, or effect by witchcraft.
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A bewitching or fascinating woman or girl.
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One particularly skilled or competent at one's craft.
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To work or cast a spell on; bewitch.
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An ugly and ill-tempered old woman; hag; crone.
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A practitioner or follower of white magic or of Wicca.
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To put a magic spell on; bewitch.
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A woman who is learned in and actively practices witchcraft.
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One who exercises more than common power of attraction; a charming or bewitching person.
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(derogatory) An ugly or unpleasant woman.

I hate that old witch.

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One given to mischief, especially a woman or child.
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(geometry) A certain curve of the third order, described by Maria Agnesi under the name versiera.
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The stormy petrel.
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Certain flatfish:
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(Wicca) A Wiccan.
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A cone of paper which is placed in a vessel of lard or other fat and used as a taper.
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To charm; fascinate.
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(archaic or dialectal) A man who practises witchcraft.
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To dowse for water.
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The definition of a witch is a woman thought to be able to cast spells or possess magical powers, or the term connotes evil and can also be used to describe a mean old woman.

A witch is a woman who has supernatural powers and practices sorcery.

A witch is a mean, unkind women who people do not like.

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A believer or follower of Wicca; a Wiccan.
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To use a divining rod to find underground water or minerals; dowse.
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A person, esp. a woman, having supernatural power as by a compact with the devil or evil spirits.
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Origin of witch

  • Middle English wicche from Old English wicce witch and wicca wizard, sorcerer weg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English wicche, from Old English wiÄ‹Ä‹e (“sorceress, witch") and wicca (“witch, sorcerer, warlock"), from Proto-Germanic *wikjô (“necromancer, waker of the dead") (compare West Frisian wikke (“witch"), Low German wikken, wicken (“to use witchcraft"), Old High German wÄ«han (“to consecrate"), Old English wiÄ¡le (“divination")), from Proto-Indo-European *weik- 'to choose, sacrifice, conjure'; akin to Latin victima (“sacrificial victim"), Lithuanian viekas (“life-force"), Sanskrit विनक्ति (vinákti, “to sift, separate out").

    From Wiktionary

  • Compare wick.

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