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WIZARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wizard mean? 

WIZARD (noun)
  The noun WIZARD has 2 senses:

1. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
2. one who practices magic or sorcery

  Familiarity information: WIZARD used as a noun is rare.


WIZARD (adjective)
  The adjective WIZARD has 1 sense:

1. possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers

  Familiarity information: WIZARD used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WIZARD (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

wizard; whiz; virtuoso; superstar; mavin; maven; hotshot; wiz; adept; whizz; sensation; star; ace; genius; champion

Hypernyms ("wizard" is a kind of...):

expert (a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wizard"):

track star (a star runner)


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Meaning:

One who practices magic or sorcery

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

necromancer; sorcerer; thaumaturge; thaumaturgist; wizard; magician

Hypernyms ("wizard" is a kind of...):

occultist (a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wizard"):

enchanter (a sorcerer or magician)

exorciser; exorcist (someone who practices exorcism)

magus (a magician or sorcerer of ancient times)

sorceress (a woman sorcerer)

witch doctor (someone who is believed to heal through magical powers)

Instance hyponyms:

Cagliostro; Count Alessandro di Cagliostro; Giuseppe Balsamo (Italian who was famous as a magician and alchemist (1743-1795))


WIZARD (adjective)


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Meaning:

Possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers

Synonyms:

magic; magical; sorcerous; witching; wizard; wizardly; charming

Context examples:

charming incantations / magic signs that protect against adverse influence / a magical spell / 'tis now the very witching time of night / wizard wands / wizardly powers

Similar:

supernatural (not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material)


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