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Definition of Witch


  1. A cone of paper which is placed in a vessel of lard or other fat, and used as a taper.
  2. One who practices the black art, or magic; one regarded as possessing supernatural or magical power by compact with an evil spirit, esp. with the Devil; a sorcerer or sorceress; -- now applied chiefly or only to women, but formerly used of men as well.
  3. An ugly old woman; a hag.
  4. One who exercises more than common power of attraction; a charming or bewitching person; also, one given to mischief; -- said especially of a woman or child.
  5. A certain curve of the third order, described by Maria Agnesi under the name versiera.
  6. The stormy petrel.
  7. To bewitch; to fascinate; to enchant.

Witch Quotations

Since the time of the witch burnings, the grandmothers and the healers and the midwives have been systematically targeted. And burned at the stake for hundreds of years, decimating whole communities.
Alice Walker

God as now generally conceived of is only the last witch.
Samuel Butler

I will not play just an evil part. In fact, I got offered $7 million several years ago to play the part that Faye Dunaway played in 'Supergirl.' I was kind of insulted. I was impressed with the money, but I said, 'Why are you asking me to play an evil witch? Do I come across as an evil witch to you?'
Dolly Parton

I am never writing a breakup record again, by the way. I'm done with being a bitter witch.

Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician's music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind.
Charles de Lint
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Witch Translations

witch in Afrikaans is heks
witch in Dutch is kol, tovenares, toverheks, heks
witch in German is Hexe
witch in Italian is maga, fattucchiera
witch in Latin is lamia
witch in Portuguese is bruxa
witch in Spanish is bruja

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