Associations to the word «Witch»

Wiktionary

WITCH, noun. A person who practices witchcraft; specifically:
WITCH, noun. A woman who is learned in and actively practices witchcraft.
WITCH, noun. (Wicca) A Wiccan.
WITCH, noun. (archaic outside dialects and Wicca) A man who practices witchcraft.
WITCH, noun. (derogatory) An ugly or unpleasant woman.
WITCH, noun. One who exercises more-than-common power of attraction; a charming or bewitching person.
WITCH, noun. One given to mischief, especially a woman or child.
WITCH, noun. (geometry) A certain curve of the third order, described by Maria Agnesi under the name versiera.
WITCH, noun. The stormy petrel.
WITCH, noun. Any of a number of flatfish:
WITCH, noun. Glyptocephalus cynoglossus (Torbay sole), found in the North Atlantic.
WITCH, noun. Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (megrim), found in the North Atlantic.
WITCH, noun. Arnoglossus scapha, found near New Zealand.
WITCH, verb. (obsolete) To practise witchcraft
WITCH, verb. To bewitch
WITCH, verb. To dowse for water
WITCH, noun. A cone of paper which is placed in a vessel of lard or other fat and used as a taper.
WITCH BALL, noun. A hollow sphere of plain or stained glass hung in windows in 18th century England to ward off evil spirits, witches' spells or ill fortune.
WITCH BALLS, noun. Plural of witch ball
WITCH BOTTLE, noun. (historical) A stoneware jug used as an amulet against witchcraft.
WITCH BOTTLES, noun. Plural of witch bottle
WITCH DOCTOR, noun. A person who is believed to heal through magical powers; a shaman.
WITCH DOCTORS, noun. Plural of witch doctor
WITCH GRASS, noun. Alternative form of witchgrass
WITCH HAZEL, noun. (countable) Any of several small deciduous trees, of the genus Hamamelis, having yellow flowers
WITCH HAZEL, noun. (US) Hamamelis virginiana (eastern North America)
WITCH HAZEL, noun. (US) Hamamelis vernalis (Ozarks).
WITCH HAZEL, noun. (uncountable) An extract of the bark and/or leaves of this plant, used as an astringent
WITCH HUNT, noun. Alternative form of witch-hunt
WITCH HUNTS, noun. Plural of witch hunt
WITCH OF NOVEMBER, proper noun. The strong winds that frequently blow across the Great Lakes in autumn, caused by intense low atmospheric pressure.

Dictionary definition

WITCH, noun. A female sorcerer or magician.
WITCH, noun. A being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil.
WITCH, noun. A believer in Wicca.
WITCH, noun. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
WITCH, verb. Cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats