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WITCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does witch mean? 

WITCH (noun)
  The noun WITCH has 4 senses:

1. a female sorcerer or magician
2. a being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil
3. a believer in Wicca
4. an ugly evil-looking old woman

  Familiarity information: WITCH used as a noun is uncommon.


WITCH (verb)
  The verb WITCH has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: WITCH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WITCH (noun)


Sense 1witch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A female sorcerer or magician

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

witch; enchantress

Hypernyms ("witch" is a kind of...):

occultist (a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts)


Sense 2witch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("witch" is a kind of...):

imaginary being; imaginary creature (a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "witch"):

pythoness (a witch with powers of divination)

warlock (a male witch or demon)

Holonyms ("witch" is a member of...):

coven (an assembly of witches; usually 13 witches)


Sense 3witch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A believer in Wicca

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Wiccan; witch

Hypernyms ("witch" is a kind of...):

pagan (a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew))


Sense 4witch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ugly evil-looking old woman

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

beldam; beldame; crone; hag; witch

Hypernyms ("witch" is a kind of...):

old woman (a woman who is old)


WITCH (verb)


Sense 1witch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

glamour; hex; jinx; witch; bewitch; enchant

Hypernyms (to "witch" is one way to...):

becharm; charm (control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "witch"):

voodoo (bewitch by or as if by a voodoo)

spell (place under a spell)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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