sorcerer

noun
sor·cer·er | \ ˈsȯr-sə-rər , 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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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 What really separates two million Muslims on the Hajj to Mecca every year from a spiritual cleanse by a sorcerer in Mexico, or a moment of clarity inspired by being caught in the rain, alone, on a beach in Indonesia? Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Sacred Travel in the 21st Century: Travelogue Podcast," 13 Apr. 2018 But where those books invent hidden spaces for their sorcerers, Killjoy’s world pushes magic to the edges of society, seen and used only by tiny communities living as far to the edge of mainstream society as possible. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Margaret Killjoy’s Danielle Cain books are razor-sharp anarchist urban fantasies," 7 Apr. 2018 To round out the cast, Jessica Miller and Mary Ann Schaefer will take turns playing the princess, and Paul Vitali will play the sorcerer Kastchei. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Indy Ballet dancers talk pre-show rituals and the bird that inspired their choreography," 16 Feb. 2018 The other ace in the hole here is the cocktail program by Bachman, a sorcerer with rare and obscure ingredients. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Is Matthias Merges and Graham Elliot's Gideon Sweet the second coming of Yusho?," 21 Feb. 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 \

Kids Definition of sorcerer

: a person who practices sorcery or witchcraft : wizard

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