hex, witchcraft or one who works it. The word is of German origin, and beliefs connected with it spread from Europe to the United States, especially to the Pennsylvania Dutch country. The hex can be worked by either sex, but more commonly by a man, usually an amateur or professional hex "doctor." Such a person is thought to be able to control the forces of nature, cure sickness, and thwart the intentions of evildoers by means of magic formulas handed down from the Middle Ages and from Gypsy practitioners. The colorful, geometric hex signs found on Pennsylvania Dutch barns are meant to protect the animals within from malicious curses, spells, and the evil eye.
A hex is a curse or magical spell or a female caster of such. The term is derived from the German word "Hexe" for a witch. Hex is also the Greek root word denoting "six" as in "hexagon", a six-sided geometric figure. Hex may also mean:


Television & Movies

  • Hex (TV series)
  • Hex (Doctor Who), a character in the Big Finish Productions audio plays based on the television series Doctor Who
  • Hex, a Ben 10 villain.
  • Hex (1973 movie), a 1973 film starring Keith Carradine, Gary Busey, Dan Haggerty, and Hillarie Thompson


Books & Comics


Search another word or see hexon Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2015, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature