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witch

witch

 
pronunciation:
wIch
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a woman who practices or is believed to practice occult magic; sorceress. (Cf. warlock.)
 
synonyms:
sorceress
similar words:
enchantress, hag, medium, necromancer, prophetess, sibyl
definition 2: a woman considered to be old, ugly, and evil.
synonyms:
crone, gorgon, hag
similar words:
beldam, harpy, harridan, virago
definition 3: (informal) a woman who has a magical or bewitching effect, as through her beauty; enchantress.
synonyms:
enchantress, siren
similar words:
charmer, fox, hag, seductress, temptress, vamp
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: witched, witches, witching
definition: to affect, esp. to harm, by witchcraft; bewitch.
synonyms:
bewitch, hex
similar words:
charm, enchant
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derivation: witchhood (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word which? Witch and which sound alike but have different meanings.