- 1A woman thought to have evil magic powers, popularly depicted as wearing a black cloak and pointed hat, and flying on a broomstick.More example sentences
- She was half Indian and she had told him many stories about witches and black magic.
- She readily admitted to performing the black magic associated with witches.
- She would hold it, gripping the handle as her father had taught her, and pretend to fight off giant ogres or evil witches with magical powers.
- 1.1A follower or practitioner of modern witchcraft; a Wiccan priest or priestess.More example sentences
- The Pagan Federation, an umbrella group which represents Druids, shamans, witches and high priestesses, is now receiving up to 1000 calls a week.
- Local witch and high priestess, Maxine Vine, said Halloween is a celebration where the spirit world is at its closest to our world and to forget all the negativity in your life.
- Modern witches are the followers of the religion Wicca.
- 2 • informal An ugly or unpleasant old woman.More example sentences
- Maybe he wouldn't take it too well that I'd called his girlfriend a gnarled witch.
- ‘Looks like we got an ugly witch here all alone,’ said the guy in front of her.
- Don't ever get a dog because some rotten neighbor will just come and take it away and then you'll have to go battle some witches to get him back.
- 3A girl or woman who is bewitchingly attractive.More example sentences
- At one point a panel of Harvard scientists was called in to observe a seance, and disbelievers called the girls harlots and witches.
- Maybe in your last life, you were a girl and a witch.
- Beside Qiara, Nook drew in a quick breath, as if his breathing had stopped altogether as the witch girl danced his will away.
- 4An edible North Atlantic flatfish.
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- Glyptocephalus cynoglossus, family Pleuronectidae
- I'm talking flat fish, Lemon sole, Dover sole, plaice, dabs, witch, turbot, halibut, brill and skate.
- The moratorium on fishing for cod and witch flounder off the Grand Banks in the North Atlantic is a prime example.
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- 1Cast an evil spell on: Mrs Mucharski had somehow witched the houseMore example sentences
- It's kind of what I was hoping for, it's why I witch the narrator so you can see how each character thinks and feels and stuff.
- 1.1(Of a girl or woman) enchant (a man): she witched JakeMore example sentences
- Lackis, having already eaten back at the post-house, looked for the lady who had witched him with her beauty just two days before.
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- Some are corrupt and powerfully untouchable from the start, others are mad and witchlike.
- They were costumed performers struggling against an evil witchlike villain, Benita Bizarre, and her costumed or puppet minions in a gigantic garden world.
- In her paintings she can seem witchlike, devoted to dark causes, even as she compels admiration for her translucent flesh and riveting gaze.
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- Among the various novels, there is one in which Updike founds and then overthrows his own African nation; in another he conjures up weird witchy sisters and they conjure up thunderstorms, love charms and cancer.
- Matthew's ex-wife Nadine moves to a hovel in the country where she spends her time shrieking at the kids in such a witchy manner I couldn't help wondering whether the house was made of gingerbread.
- Venus in the sign of forward thrust and Mars in pleasure loving Taurus could make life pretty sensual this week - which is a magical time of enjoyably witchy synchronicities.
Old English wicca (masculine), wicce (feminine), wiccian (verb); current senses of the verb are probably a shortening of bewitch.