Meaning of witch

witch

Pronunciation: (wich), [key]
— n.
  1. a person, now esp. a woman, who professes or is supposed to practice magic, esp. black magic or the black art; sorceress. Cf.
  2. an ugly or mean old woman; hag: the old witch who used to own this building.
  3. a person who uses a divining rod; dowser.
—v.t.
  1. to bring by or as by witchcraft (often fol. by into, to, etc.): She witched him into going.
  2. to affect as if by witchcraft; bewitch; charm.
—v.i.
  1. to prospect with a divining rod; dowse.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or designed as protection against witches.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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