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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
  1. noun
    a female sorcerer or magician
    synonyms: enchantress
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    type of:
    occultist
    a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts
  2. noun
    a being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil
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    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
  3. noun
    an ugly evil-looking old woman
    synonyms: beldam, beldame, crone, hag
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    type of:
    old woman
    a woman who is old
  4. noun
    a believer in Wicca
    synonyms: Wiccan
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    type of:
    pagan
    a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew)
  5. verb
    cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
    synonyms: bewitch, enchant, glamour, hex, jinx
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    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
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