Witch - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |wɪtʃ|  American pronunciation of the word witch
Brit.  |wɪtʃ|  British pronunciation of the word witch

noun

- a female sorcerer or magician (syn: enchantress)
- a being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil
- a believer in Wicca (syn: wiccan)
- an ugly evil-looking old woman (syn: beldam, beldame, crone, hag)

verb

- cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something (syn: bewitch, enchant, glamour, hex, jinx)

Examples

Her mother-in-law is a bitter old witch.

...the woman did witch me with her gentle smile...

...the witch gave Snow White a poison apple...

The witch pronounced a curse in some strange language.

In the book the evil witch curses the villagers.

...with her dying breath the witch imprecated the villagers for their relentless persecution of her...

...hovering over the sick child, the witch doctor muttered mysterious incantations...

...the historian reserved his greatest contempt for those recreants who opposed the witch hunt but lacked the courage to speak out against it...

He was the victim of a congressional witch hunt against Communists.

I say, duck her in the loch, and then we will see whether she is witch or not.

They say she died after a witch had cast a spell on her.

She's a witch, and she'll cast a spell on you if she catches you.

A witch had changed him into a mouse.

The witch had turned them all into stone.

He claimed that a witch had put a hex on him.

Word forms

noun
singular: witch
plural: witches
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