Definition: Witchcraft

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From Middle English wicchecraft, wicchecreft, from Old English wiċċecræft, equivalent to witch + -craft.


witchcraft (usually uncountable, plural witchcrafts)

  1. The practice of witches; magic, sorcery, or the use of supernatural powers to influence or predict events.
    Wiccans believe in a modernized form of witchcraft.
  2. Something, such as an advanced technology, that seems almost magical.
    I started using an artificially intelligent music tool this morning, and it was total witchcraft! How could this program sing and play instruments so realistically?

Derived terms

  • antiwitchcraft
  • witchcrafty


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