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Pronunciation:  'wich`kraft

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the art of sorcery

WITCHCRAFT is a 10 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: witchery
 See Also: black art, black magic, sorcery



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Witch"craft`\, n. [AS. wiccecr[ae]ft.]
1. The practices or art of witches; sorcery; enchantments;
   intercourse with evil spirits.

2. Power more than natural; irresistible influence.

         He hath a witchcraft Over the king in 's tongue.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming about witchcraft, suggests that something or someone is manipulating you and your surroundings.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1 Sam. 15:23; 2 Kings 9:22; 2 Chr. 33:6; Micah 5:12; Nahum 3:4; Gal. 5:20). In the popular sense of the word no mention is made either of witches or of witchcraft in Scripture.

The "witch of En-dor" (1 Sam. 28) was a necromancer, i.e., one who feigned to hold converse with the dead. The damsel with "a spirit of divination" (Acts 16:16) was possessed by an evil spirit, or, as the words are literally rendered, "having a spirit, a pithon." The reference is to the heathen god Apollo, who was regarded as the god of prophecy.

 Definition: use of religious ritual to control, exploit, or injure unsuspecting, or at least uncooperating, other persons.