wizard

noun
wiz·​ard | \ ˈwi-zərd How to pronounce wizard (audio) \

Definition of wizard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 archaic : a wise man : sage
2 : one skilled in magic : sorcerer
3 : a very clever or skillful person computer wizards

wizard

adjective

Definition of wizard (Entry 2 of 2)

1 archaic : having magical influence or power
2 archaic : of or relating to wizardry : enchanted
3 chiefly British : worthy of the highest praise : excellent

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Examples of wizard in a Sentence

Noun

He is a wizard at math. the old wizard who introduces the young naïf to a life of adventure is one of the most overworked tropes in fantasy literature

Adjective

a young Brit who's a wizard tennis player, although not ready for Wimbledon just yet
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

That's what's happening more and more on social media—only the wizard was everyone faking flawlessness on Instagram. Glamour, "18 Times Celebrities Challenged Beauty Standards by Sharing Their So-Called 'Flaws'," 6 Apr. 2019 That news, plus free copies of The Witness, 20 minutes of Outer Worlds footage, Rage 2 announces a wandering wizard who sells cheat codes, and Prince Harry says Fortnite should be banned. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Borderlands 3 is an Epic exclusive, Obsidian shows off The Outer Worlds," 5 Apr. 2019 In actuality, this info about wizards and witches magically disposing of their bodily waste has been around for a few years. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Pottermore Reminded "Harry Potter" Fans That Wizards Would Get Rid of Poop Using Magic," 4 Jan. 2019 The typical Obscurial is a young wizard — young because the Obscurus typically destroys its host before the host reaches adulthood. Aja Romano, Vox, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’s bonkers plot twist, explained," 17 Nov. 2018 The uniformed maid stood in the hall, awaiting the slightest signal that the wizard was ready for his low-fat lunch. Kennedy Fraser, Vogue, "From the Archives: Karl Lagerfeld, The Impresario," 19 Feb. 2019 Fans were so happy to see the wizards together again but noticed the youngest Russo (Jake T. Austin) was missing. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "Most Iconic Disney Channel Reunions of All Time," 12 Feb. 2019 As Harry Potter, actor Daniel Radcliffe was the boy wizard who lived in the cupboard under the stairs. Barbara Chai, WSJ, "In Daniel Radcliffe’s New TBS Show, the Former Boy Wizard Seeks Comedy Magic," 1 Feb. 2019 For the past four months, Joel and Amanda — along with friends and neighbors — have been working hard to build the wizard shopping district right in front of their home, in their driveway, and even a bit inside their house. Araceli Cruz, Teen Vogue, "Austin Couple Turns Their House Into Harry Potter's Diagon Alley for Halloween," 1 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of wizard

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for wizard

Noun

Middle English wysard, from wis, wys wise

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wizard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wizard

: a person who is skilled in magic or who has magical powers : a sorcerer or magician
: a person who is very good at something

wizard

noun
wiz·​ard | \ ˈwi-zərd How to pronounce wizard (audio) \

Kids Definition of wizard

2 : a very clever or skillful person a carpentry wizard

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