n.1.A cone of paper which is placed in a vessel of lard or other fat, and used as a taper.
1.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.
There was a man in that city whose name was Simon, a witch.
- Wyclif (Acts viii. 9).
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.(Geom.) A certain curve of the third order, described by Maria Agnesi under the name versiera.
5.(Zool.) The stormy petrel.
6.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.
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.
Witches' besoms
(Bot.) tufted and distorted branches of the silver fir, caused by the attack of some fungus.
- Maunder (Treas. of Bot.
Witches' butter
(Bot.) a name of several gelatinous cryptogamous plants, as Nostoc commune, and Exidia glandulosa. See Nostoc.
- Maunder (Treas. of Bot.
Witch grass
(Bot.) a kind of grass (Panicum capillare) with minute spikelets on long, slender pedicels forming a light, open panicle.
Witch meal
(Bot.) vegetable sulphur. See under Vegetable.
v. t.1.To bewitch; to fascinate; to enchant.
[imp. & p. p. witched ; p. pr. & vb. n. witching.]
[I 'll] witch sweet ladies with my words and looks.
- Shak.
Noun1.witch - a female sorcerer or magician
Synonyms: enchantress
2.witch - a being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil
3.Witchwitch - an ugly evil-looking old woman
Synonyms: beldam, beldame, crone, hag
Verb1.witch - cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
To see a witch in your dream, represents evil, destructive, and dangerous feminine forces. It may point to your negative ideas of the feminine and your experiences with heartless women. Alternatively, a witch is symbolic of goodness, power and enchantment.Jezebel, Mafioso, Weird Sisters, Young Turk, baboon, bag, bat, battle-ax, beast, becharm, bedevil, beguile, beldam, berserk, berserker, bewitch, biddy, bitch, bitch-kitty, blemish, blot, bomber, brute, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, cat, charm, common scold, coven, crone, dame, demon, demonize, devil, diabolize, dog, dowager, drab, dragon, enchant, enrapture, enravish, enthrall, entrance, eyesore, fascinate, fiend, fire-eater, firebrand, fishwife, fright, frump, fury, gargoyle, goon, gorilla, grandam, grandmother, granny, grimalkin, gunsel, hag, hardnose, harridan, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhag, hellhound, hellion, hex, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hoodoo, hothead, hotspur, hypnotize, incendiary, infatuate, intrigue, jinx, killer, lamia, mad dog, madcap, mesmerize, mess, monster, monstrosity, mugger, no beauty, obsess, old battle-ax, old dame, old girl, old granny, old lady, old trot, old wife, old woman, overlook, possess, rapist, revolutionary, savage, scarecrow, scold, shamaness, she-devil, she-wolf, shrew, sight, siren, spell, spellbind, spitfire, teratism, termagant, terror, terrorist, tiger, tigress, tough, tough guy, transport, trot, ugly customer, ugly duckling, vamp, violent, virago, vixen, voodoo, war-horse, wild beast, wildcat, witchwife, witchwoman, wolf
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