witch

A witch is a person with magical powers. Most towns have a spooky old woman with a lot of cats who all the neighborhood kids suspect of being a witch.

The classic picture of a witch is a woman dressed in black with a tall, pointy hat, a broom, and an ugly face — this kind of witch is a popular Halloween costume. Another kind of witch is a serious believer in the religion called Wicca. The word witch is also used to describe someone who's old and unattractive — or, conversely, a young enchantress, a girl capable of bewitching a man.

Definitions of witch
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n a female sorcerer or magician

Synonyms:
enchantress
Type of:
occultist
a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts

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

Types:
pythoness
a witch with powers of divination
warlock
a male witch or demon
Type of:
imaginary being, imaginary creature
a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction

n an ugly evil-looking old woman

Synonyms:
beldam, beldame, crone, hag
Type of:
old woman
a woman who is old

n a believer in Wicca

Synonyms:
Wiccan
Type of:
pagan
a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew)

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

Synonyms:
bewitch, enchant, glamour, hex, jinx
Types:
voodoo
bewitch by or as if by a voodoo
spell
place under a spell
Type of:
becharm, charm
control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft