1. Sorcery; enchantment; witchcraft. "Great Comus, Deep skilled in all his mother's witcheries." (Milton) "A woman infamous . . . For witcheries." (Sir W. Scott)

2. Fascination; irresistible influence; enchantment. "He never felt The witchery of the soft blue sky." (Wordsworth) "The dear, dear witchery of song." (Bryant)

(01 Mar 1998)

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