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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 witch /ˈwɪʧ/
 巫婆,女巫(vt.)施巫術,迷惑

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Witch n.  A cone of paper which is placed in a vessel of lard or other fat, and used as a taper.  [Prov. Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Witch, n.
 1. 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.
    There was a man in that city whose name was Simon, a witch.   --Wyclif (Acts viii. 9).
    He can not abide the old woman of Brentford; he swears she's a witch.   --Shak.
 2. An ugly old woman; a hag.
 3. 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.  [Colloq.]
 4. Geom. A certain curve of the third order, described by Maria Agnesi under the name versiera.
 5. Zool. The stormy petrel.
 Witch balls, a name applied to the interwoven rolling masses of the stems of herbs, which are driven by the winds over the steppes of Tartary.  Cf. Tumbleweed. --Maunder (Treas. of Bot.)
 Witches' besoms Bot., tufted and distorted branches of the silver fir, caused by the attack of some fungus. --Maunder (Treas. of Bot.)
 Witches' butter Bot., a name of several gelatinous cryptogamous plants, as Nostoc commune, and Exidia glandulosa.  See Nostoc.
 Witch grass Bot., a kind of grass (Panicum capillare) with minute spikelets on long, slender pedicels forming a light, open panicle.
 Witch meal Bot., vegetable sulphur.  See under Vegetable.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 witch v. t. [imp. & p. p. witched p. pr. & vb. n. witching.]  To bewitch; to fascinate; to enchant.
    [I 'll] witch sweet ladies with my words and looks.   --Shak.
 Whether within us or without
 The spell of this illusion be
 That witches us to hear and see.   --Lowell.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 witch
      n 1: a female sorcerer or magician [syn: enchantress]
      2: a being (usually female) imagined to have special powers
         derived from the devil
      3: an ugly evil-looking old woman [syn: hag, beldam, beldame,
          crone]
      v : cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone
          or something [syn: hex, bewitch, glamour, enchant,
           jinx]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Witch
    Occurs only in Ex. 22:18, as the rendering of _mekhashshepheh_,
    the feminine form of the word, meaning "enchantress" (R.V.,
    "sorceress"), and in Deut. 18:10, as the rendering of
    _mekhashshepheth_, the masculine form of the word, meaning
    "enchanter."