Pronunciation: (wich),[key] —n. 1. a person, now esp. a woman, who professes or is supposed to practice magic, esp. black magic or the black art; sorceress. Cf. warlock. 2. an ugly or mean old woman; hag: the old witch who used to own this building. 3. a person who uses a divining rod; dowser.
—v.t. 1. to bring by or as by witchcraft (often fol. by into, to, etc.): She witched him into going. 2. Archaic.to affect as if by witchcraft; bewitch; charm.
—v.i. to prospect with a divining rod; dowse.
—adj. of, pertaining to, or designed as protection against witches.