from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An assembly of 13 witches.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A clique that shares common interests or activities.
  • n. A formal group or assembly of witches.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See covin.
  • n. See covent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an assembly of witches; usually 13 witches


Perhaps from Middle English covent, assembly, convent; see convent.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English covent, from Anglo-Norman covent, cuvent, from Old French convent, from Latin conventum, from convenio, from cum ("with") and venio ("I come"). Confer convent (Wiktionary)


Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.