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wizard

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noun wiz·ard \ ˈwi-zərd \

Definition of wizard

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

Examples of wizard in a Sentence

  1. He is a wizard at math.

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

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Origin and Etymology of wizard

Middle English wysard, from wis, wys wise


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wizard

adjective

Definition of wizard

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

Examples of wizard in a Sentence

  1. a young Brit who's a wizard tennis player, although not ready for Wimbledon just yet

First Known Use of wizard

1579

wizard Synonyms

Synonyms
A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, excellent [chiefly British], wonderful
Antonyms
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched
Related Words
acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditional
Near Antonyms
bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rate

WIZARD Defined for English Language Learners

wizard

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Definition of wizard for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

wizard

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noun wiz·ard \ ˈwi-zərd \

Definition of wizard for Students

2 :a very clever or skillful person
  • a carpentry wizard


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