wizard

noun
wiz·​ard | \ˈwi-zərd \

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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Synonyms & Antonyms for wizard

Synonyms: Noun

brain, brainiac, genius, intellect, thinker, whiz, wiz

Synonyms: Adjective

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, excellent, 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-notch, top-of-the-line, top-shelf, topflight, topping [chiefly British], unsurpassed, wonderful

Antonyms: Noun

blockhead, dodo, dolt, dope, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fathead, goon, half-wit, hammerhead, idiot, imbecile, knucklehead, moron, nitwit, numskull (or numbskull), pinhead

Antonyms: Adjective

atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched

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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

Among them was self-identified Ku Klux Klan imperial wizard Richard Preston, who is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for pointing a pistol toward Long and firing, hitting the dirt. Fox News, "Counterprotester who used flamethrower during Charlottesville rally appeals conviction," 21 Aug. 2018 Chris Long dressed up like Allen Iverson and Jason Kelce like some kind of wizard during the Eagles’ celebration. Charlotte Wilder, SI.com, "All Hail the Summer of Alexander Ovechkin," 12 June 2018 If a club goes from one of the worst at both the big-league and minor-league levels to contending in two years, the front office is likely full of wizards and should not be wasting its time with baseball. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Trump kicks the NFL, Chiefs fans are cocky (?) and Mahomes' endorsements," 5 June 2018 For the past two World Cups, and for this summer’s in Russia, the famed luggage wizards at LV have crafted a one-of-one travel case for the trophy. Sam Schube, GQ, "Louis Vuitton’s World Cup Gear Is Once-Every-Four-Years Luxurious," 17 May 2018 This time, however, his adventures seem to be set in Paris, and will now follow the capture of the villainous wizard Grindelwald. Natalie Maher, Billboard, "Watch Jude Law Play a Youthful Albus Dumbledore in 'Fantastic Beasts:The Crimes of Grindelwald' Trailer," 13 Mar. 2018 Any witch, wizard, warlock, goblin, and or muggle can agree that there is nothing more enchanting than a well packaged (and scented) seasonal candle. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "5 Harry Potter Holiday Candles," 9 Nov. 2018 Because your crew just arrived in Atlas and has little idea what’s happening, the game takes pains to explain what’s going on during the chase to get your captain/techno-wizard back, for instance. Daniel Starkey, Ars Technica, "Starlink: Battle for Atlas review: Cool toys, solid spacefaring," 16 Oct. 2018 Plus, Stan's fellow Durmstrang wizard, Tolga, posted a selfie of the duo from inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "These "Harry Potter" Cast Reunions Will Make You Cry Tears Of Joy," 5 Oct. 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 \

Kids Definition of wizard

2 : a very clever or skillful person a carpentry wizard

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