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1. A person, especially a woman, claiming or popularly believed to possess magical powers and practice sorcery.
2. A believer or follower of Wicca; a Wiccan.
a. Offensive An old woman considered to be ugly or frightening.
b. A woman considered to be spiteful or overbearing.
c. Informal A woman or girl considered to be charming or fascinating.
4. One particularly skilled or competent at one's craft: "A witch of a writer, [she] is capable of developing an intensity that verges on ferocity" (Peter S. Prescott).
v. witched, witch·ing, witch·es
1. To work or cast a spell on; bewitch.
2. To cause, bring, or effect by witchcraft.
To use a divining rod to find underground water or minerals; dowse.
[Middle English wicche, from Old English wicce, witch, and wicca, wizard, sorcerer; see weg- in Indo-European roots.]
witch′er·y (-ə-rē) n.
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n, pl -eries
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) the practice of witchcraft
2. magical or bewitching influence or charm
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witch•er•y(ˈwɪtʃ ə ri)
n., pl. -er•ies.
1. witchcraft; magic.
2. magical influence; fascination; charm.
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witchcraft or sorcery.See also: Magic
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1. The use of supernatural powers to influence or predict events:
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