sorcerer

noun
sor·​cer·​er | \ ˈsȯr-sə-rər How to pronounce sorcerer (audio) , ˈsȯrs-rər\

Definition of sorcerer

: a person who practices sorcery : wizard

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Examples of sorcerer in a Sentence

a sorcerer who used his power for evil ends

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This version of Merlin also appears, from time to time, as an owl, and as a properly venerable, though pleasingly seedy, sorcerer played by Patrick Stewart. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Review: Some Brief, Shining Moments," 24 Jan. 2019 No witch or sorcerer banished these words from the vocabulary of the young but editors at Oxford University Press who, a decade ago, began culling terms that no longer seemed relevant for the users of OUP’s junior dictionaries. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: Naming Things and Talking About Pictures," 5 Oct. 2018 One of their numbers had been taken into the Lady’s Tower and returned unchanged, earning him a certain amount of attention from a group of sorcerers called The Ten Who Were Taken. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "9 science fiction and fantasy books coming out this September you should add to your reading list," 1 Sep. 2018 Charmed is returning to the CW (the show’s former home, back when it was called the WB) on October 14, featuring a different set of sororal sorcerers from the original. Aimee Lutkin, Marie Claire, "Charmed, Sabrina, and the Return of the Dark Witch," 6 Sep. 2018 And watching with delight, cozied up in one of the old theater seats that dot the Globe’s outdoor Davies stage, is Kate Burton as Prospera, the sorcerer who has whipped up this tempest to shipwreck and bring rough justice to some old foes. James Hebert, sandiegouniontribune.com, "'Tempest' a satisfying whirl of wit and wizardry at Old Globe," 24 June 2018 One day in late May 2016, Roger Stone — the political dark sorcerer and longtime confidant of Donald Trump — slipped into his Jaguar and headed out to meet a man with a Make America Great Again hat and a viscous Russian accent. Manuel Roig-franzia And Rosalind S. Helderman, chicagotribune.com, "Trump associate Roger Stone reveals new contact with Russian national during 2016 campaign," 17 June 2018 MIAMI - One day in late May 2016, Roger Stone - the political dark sorcerer and longtime confidant of Donald Trump - slipped into his Jaguar and headed out to meet a man with a Make America Great Again hat and a viscous Russian accent. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump associate Roger Stone reveals new contact with Russian national during 2016 campaign," 17 June 2018 Pentagrams decorate homes in which Catholic saints are revered, and church-goers place faith in local sorcerers for problems no priest or doctor can solve. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "In Catemaco, Mexico's 'Land of the Sorcerers'," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sorcerer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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sorcerer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sorcerer

: a person who practices sorcery : a wizard or warlock

sorcerer

noun
sor·​cer·​er | \ ˈsȯr-sə-rər How to pronounce sorcerer (audio) \

Kids Definition of sorcerer

: a person who practices sorcery or witchcraft : wizard

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