noun mag·ic \ˈma-jik\

: a power that allows people (such as witches and wizards) to do impossible things by saying special words or performing special actions

: tricks that seem to be impossible and that are done by a performer to entertain people

: special power, influence, or skill

Full Definition of MAGIC

a :  the use of means (as charms or spells) believed to have supernatural power over natural forces
b :  magic rites or incantations
a :  an extraordinary power or influence seemingly from a supernatural source
b :  something that seems to cast a spell :  enchantment
:  the art of producing illusions by sleight of hand

Examples of MAGIC

  1. children who believe in magic
  2. a book that explains how to do magic
  3. Both pitchers, though they are older, haven't lost their magic.

Origin of MAGIC

Middle English magique, from Middle French, from Latin magice, from Greek magikē, feminine of magikos Magian, magical, from magos magus, sorcerer, of Iranian origin; akin to Old Persian maguš sorcerer
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith

Rhymes with MAGIC



: having the power to make impossible things happen : having supernatural power

: involving the skill of doing tricks that seem to be impossible

: capable of producing good results very easily

Full Definition of MAGIC

:  of or relating to magic
a :  having seemingly supernatural qualities or powers
b :  giving a feeling of enchantment
mag·i·cal \ˈma-ji-kəl\ adjective
mag·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of MAGIC

  1. a magic potion that makes you able to fly
  2. There is no magic solution to these problems.

First Known Use of MAGIC

14th century



Definition of MAGIC

transitive verb
:  to produce, remove, or influence by magic

First Known Use of MAGIC

May 27, 2015
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