noun Date: 14th century a woman who is a sorcerer

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  • Sorceress — Sor cer*ess, n. A female sorcerer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sorceress — late 14c., from Anglo Fr. sorceresse, from sorcer (see SORCERER (Cf. sorcerer)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sorceress — [sôr′sər əs] n. a woman who practices sorcery; witch …   English World dictionary

  • Sorceress — A sorceress is a woman who practices sorcery, the female counterpart to a sorcerer. This word is a synonym for witch. There are several kinds: * A Venefica sorceress was a Roman woman who used drugs, potions, and poison * In fiction and myth, a… …   Wikipedia

  • sorceress — UK [ˈsɔː(r)səres] / US [ˈsɔrs(ə)rəs] noun [countable] Word forms sorceress : singular sorceress plural sorceresses a woman who uses evil spirits to do magic in stories …   English dictionary

  • sorceress —    A synonym of witch, used of one who is able to bewitch a man, or practise magic. The former use occurs in Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë, where Mr Rochester says to Jane: ‘What have you done with me, witch, sorceress?’ The latter meaning is in …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • sorceress — [[t]sɔ͟ː(r)sərɪs[/t]] sorceresses N COUNT In fairy stories, a sorceress is a woman who performs magic by using the power of evil spirits. Syn: witch …   English dictionary

  • sorceress — /sawr seuhr is/, n. a woman who practices sorcery; witch. [1350 1400; ME < AF sorceresse, equiv. to sorcer (see SORCERER) + esse ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • sorceress — noun A witch; a female sorcerer …   Wiktionary

  • sorceress — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A woman who practices magic: enchantress, hag, lamia, witch. See SUPERNATURAL …   English dictionary for students

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