warlock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n warlock a male witch or demon
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At one time the group "Grateful Dead" were called "The Warlocks."
    • n Warlock A male witch; a wizard; a sprite; an imp. "It was Eyvind Kallda's crew
      Of warlocks blue,
      With their caps of darkness hooded!"
    • a Warlock Of or pertaining to a warlock or warlock; impish. "Thou shalt win the warlock fight."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A male witch is called a warlock.
    • n warlock A deceiver; a truce-breaker; a traitor.
    • n warlock A person in league with the devil; a sorcerer; a wizard.
    • n warlock A monster.
    • n warlock A fetterlock.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Grateful Dead were once called 'The Warlocks'.
    • n Warlock wawr′lok a sorcerer, a wizard
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. warloghe, a deceiver, a name or the Devil, AS. wrloga, a belier or breaker of his agreement, word, or pledge; wr, covenant, troth (aki to L. verus, true; see Very) + loga, a liar (in comp.), leógan, to lie. See 3d Lie
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wǽrloga, a breaker of an agreement—wǽr, a compact, leógan, to lie.

Usage

In literature:

It was just twelve years ago on Christmas Eve that Billy Warlock bought the smithy in the cellar of that little old house.
"Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York" by Lemuel Ely Quigg
Thirty warlocks and witches was the total number executed on June 25th, 1591.
"The Superstitions of Witchcraft" by Howard Williams
She named a long list of her associates, including nearly fifty women and a few warlocks.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Ye'll neither dee for your wit nor be drowned for a warlock.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
The boy, in the form of a raven, consumed those portions of the prey which the warlocks left.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
Bring the problem to some warlock.
"Strange Alliance" by Bryce Walton
In his absence his house and collections were plundered by a mob, who, not without excuse, thought him a warlock.
"The Wanderings and Homes of Manuscripts" by M. R. James
There was not far to seek for the warlock in this case, muttered the O'Donnells.
"Nuala O'Malley" by H. Bedford-Jones
Cats are queer creatures, and have an instinctive liking to Warlocks.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
They burned him as a warlock in the Hohen Platz next morning.
"The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
Next day she arose and came to the prison, railing at Hob, calling him warlock and slave to the devil, and what not.
"Witch Stories" by E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton
They felt that even a warlock could not stand against their charge.
"Black Amazon of Mars" by Leigh Brackett
So Childe Rowland said good-by to the good queen, his mother, and went to the cave of the Warlock Merlin.
"Twenty-Four Unusual Stories for Boys and Girls" by Anna Cogswell Tyler
At another, Mrs. Dockett, Mrs. Warlock, and Mr. Smith play dummy.
"A Charming Fellow, Volume I (of 3)" by Frances Eleanor Trollope
Behind me I heard the trample of hoofs; the smith was backing Warlock out into the street.
"Cardigan" by Robert W. Chambers
Who do you think I found waylaying me at my gate, but our kinsman, the powerful old warlock, Master Michael Scott.
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by James Hogg
There is no strength into our bread, nor spirit in our wine: some warlock wight has ta'en the might out of this food of mine.
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by James Hogg
Hae ye seen a warlock that ye are gaping and glowring at sic a dismal rate?
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by James Hogg
When you get back to Warlock, bring me a horse to the Court-house, do you hear?
"The Master of Warlock" by George Cary Eggleston
I thocht ye were maybe paying a veesit to yon warlock the new Duke keeps at his hoose!
"The Mercenary" by W. J. Eccott
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In poetry:

Eternal sunset pours,
Around its warlock towers,
A glowing urn where garnets burn
With fire-dripping flowers.
"Death In Life" by Madison Julius Cawein
"Awa, awa, ye ill woman,
You'r nae come here for good;
You'r but some witch, or wile warlock,
Or mer-maid of the flood."
"Love Gregor; Or, The Lass Of Lochroyan" by Andrew Lang
"'T is the warlock! 't is the demon
Raud!" cried Sigurd to the seamen;
"But the Lord is not affrighted
By the witchcraft of his foes."
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XI. -- Bishop Sigurd At " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Beneath the gallows' foot abhorred
The crowds cry 'Crucify!' and 'Kill!'
Higher the priests sing, 'Praise the Lord,
The warlock dies'; and higher still
"The World's Lover" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
It was not the fog he saw,
Nor misty flaw,
That above the landscape brooded;
It was Eyvind Kallda's crew
Of warlocks blue
With their caps of darkness hooded!
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf V. -- The Skerry Of Shri" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Only the young can be alone freely.
The time is shorter now for company,
And sitting by a lamp more often brings
Not peace, but other things.
Beyond the light stand failure and remorse
Whispering Dear Warlock-Williams: Why, of course—
"Vers De Société" by Philip Larkin

In news:

Ex-leader had rifts with Warlocks before slayings.
But now, the troubled actor has offended a group of people that most never take into consideration, Witches and Warlocks.
Create this DIY candy catcher for your little witches and warlocks.
"Big Bang" Actor Buys Sheen's Warlock Mansion.
Three members of a local Warlocks Motorcycle Club were shot and killed in late September at a Winter Springs VFW and new documents reveal police were on scene before the shooting.
A member of the Warlocks motorcycle club charged with second-degree murder makes a case to get out of jail Wednesday.
Ronnie "Whiteboy" Mitchell, one of the surviving Warlocks , told police his group arrived to donate money to support wounded veterans — and didn't know the event was hosted by the Philly Warlocks .
On this day in classical music: English composer Peter Warlock was born in London in 1894.
The cottage on Bowman Street once owned by Ted Rabouin, the Warlock of Westborough.
Jeffrey Ross is 'The Warlock Slayer'.
Says he's pleased to never 'have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists'.
01 AM Peter Warlock Bethlehem Down Choir of Westminster Abbey MCA #5900 Buy the CD.
She was pushing her daughter Max in a stroller, but the picture is dominated by Jessica's pale, veiny warlocks.
4 Philly Warlocks formally charged in Winter Springs triple murder.
The Historic 25th Street in Ogden is about to be overtaken by witches and warlocks.
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