: magus

Examples of mage in a Sentence

an ancient tale of a mage who made lush gardens grow in the desert
Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Yennefer is now the de-facto leader of the mages, who seem to be forming the famous Lodge of Sorceresses. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 27 July 2023 As for the mages, Ciri’s been hunted for the past two seasons by the fire-wielding Rience, who was working for someone far more powerful. Sydney Odman, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 July 2023 Henry Cavill returns as Geralt, the titular character, who’s on the road with Ciri (Freya Allan) and the mage Yennefer (Anya Chalotra). Carole Horst, Variety, 29 June 2023 There’s also a fantastic mages’ ball on Aretuza, which is a visual showstopper in design and storytelling. Carole Horst, Variety, 29 June 2023 Spiral Rethink Astronomers have long known from astronomical mages that galaxies fall into three shape categories: elliptical blobs, irregular shapes and spirals. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 28 Apr. 2023 Valdés commanding the keys like a mage. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 6 Sep. 2022 In this mage from the NOAA-20 satellite, the white and green shades represent thick cloud cover reflecting incoming solar energy back to space. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 6 Mar. 2018 Aside from this fastidiousness, King attributed his success as a mage to his considerable goldsmithing skills. Kent Russell, Harper’s Magazine , 25 May 2022 See More

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Word History


Middle English, from Latin magus

First Known Use

1585, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mage was in 1585

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Cite this Entry

“Mage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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