noun wiz·ard \ˈwi-zərd\

: 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

archaic :  a wise man :  sage
:  one skilled in magic :  sorcerer
:  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

Other Occult Terms

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

Rhymes with WIZARD



Definition of WIZARD

archaic :  having magical influence or power
archaic :  of or relating to wizardry :  enchanted
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>

First Known Use of WIZARD


Related to WIZARD

A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, excellent [chiefly British], wonderful
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith
WIZARD Defined for Kids


noun wiz·ard \ˈwi-zərd\

Definition of WIZARD for Kids

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


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