\ ˈmāj How to pronounce mage (audio) \

Definition of mage

: magus

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Examples of mage in a Sentence

an ancient tale of a mage who made lush gardens grow in the desert

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This love letter to RPGs of the past follows a young time mage named Crisbell, who gains the ability to see the past, present, and future simultaneously by way of a time crystal. Brittany Vincent, Popular Mechanics, "The 10 Best Games of E3 2019," 15 June 2019 Naturally, this doesn't sit well with the traditionalist mother superior, commandingly played by Kim Peterson, who has the vocal power to match her steely mage. Tom Titus,, "On Theater: Hallelujah! ‘Sister Act’ rocks in Costa Mesa," 12 Apr. 2018 Positioning is key in this battle system; placing a fighter in front of a mage to protect the latter from many attacks is a good strategy, for instance. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Hands-on with Bard’s Tale 4, the first proper series entry in 30 years," 26 Mar. 2018 Total War: Warhammer 2 rewarded this with skill points to make the general a consummate administrator, radical mage, and inspiring presence for his troops. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "Total War: Warhammer 2 Review: The weight of the New World," 3 Oct. 2017 Many of the mages evoke an alternative world, evidence of unimaginable strength and spirit in the face death and torture. Jacoba Urist, Smithsonian, "To Bear Witness to Japanese Internment, One Artist Self-Deported Himself to the WWII Camps," 19 Jan. 2017 The revised mythology begins with a war between men and mages, magical beings who arrive behind an army led by gigantic elephants. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'King Arthur' loses fight to revise Camelot saga," 10 May 2017 The film opens with a pile of exposition and a gargantuan battle between mages and men. John Serba |,, "Review: 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' essentially 'Guy Ritchie's Lord of the Thrones'," 12 May 2017 There's no Merlin, but our main man does have a mysterious female mage (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) who helps him learn the amazing abilities imparted by Excalibur. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Review: Charlie Hunnam's 'King Arthur' takes a so-so stab at heroic lore," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of mage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mage

Middle English, from Latin magus

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