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wizard

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noun wiz·ard \ˈwi-zərd\

Simple Definition of wizard

  • : a person who is skilled in magic or who has magical powers : a sorcerer or magician

  • : a person who is very good at something

Full Definition of wizard

  1. 1 archaic :  a wise man :  sage

  2. 2 :  one skilled in magic :  sorcerer

  3. 3 :  a very clever or skillful person <computer wizards>

Examples of wizard

  1. He is a wizard at math.

  2. <the old wizard who introduces the young naïf to a life of adventure is one of the most overworked tropes in fantasy literature>



Origin of wizard

Middle English wysard, from wis, wys wise


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with wizard


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wizard

adjective wiz·ard

Definition of wizard

  1. 1 archaic :  having magical influence or power

  2. 2 archaic :  of or relating to wizardry :  enchanted

  3. 3 chiefly British :  worthy of the highest praise :  excellent



Examples of wizard

  1. <a young Brit who's a wizard tennis player, although not ready for Wimbledon just yet>



1579

First Known Use of wizard

1579


WIZARD Defined for Kids

wizard

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noun wiz·ard \ˈwi-zərd\

Definition of wizard

  1. 1 :  sorcerer, magician

  2. 2 :  a very clever or skillful person <a carpentry wizard>





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