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The Collaborative Dictionary

Wizard \Wiz"ard\, n. [Probably from wise + -ard.]
A wise man; a sage. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] See how from far upon the eastern road The star-led wizards [Magi] haste with odors sweet! --Milton. [1913 Webster]
One devoted to the black art; a magician; a conjurer; a sorcerer; an enchanter. [1913 Webster] The wily wizard must be caught. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
Wizard \Wiz"ard\, a.
Enchanting; charming. --Collins. [1913 Webster]
Haunted by wizards. [1913 Webster] Where Deva spreads her wizard stream. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

wizard adj : possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers; "charming incantations"; "magic signs that protect against adverse influence"; "a magical spell"; "'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare; "wizard wands"; "wizardly powers" [syn: charming, magic, magical, sorcerous, witching(a), wizard(a), wizardly]


1 someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field [syn: ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wiz]
2 one who practices magic or sorcery [syn: sorcerer, magician, necromancer]

Moby Thesaurus

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  • /ˈwɪzəd/, /wɪzɹd/


From wys < wis < < the (past participle) < .


(feminine wizardess)
  1. One who uses (or has skill with) magic, mystic items, and magical and mystical practices.
  2. One who is especially skilled or unusually talented with a particular field.
  3. Computer program or script used to simplify complex operations for an inexperienced user.


person skilled with magic
  • Bosnian: čarobnjak, čarobnica, volšebnik, volšebnica
  • Czech: čaroděj
  • Dutch: tovenaar, magiër
  • Estonian: võlur
  • French: mage
  • German: Zauberer, Magier, Hexenmeister
  • Icelandic: galdramaður, galdrakarl
  • Italian: mago
  • Latin: veneficus, magus
  • Portuguese: bruxo
  • Russian: волшебник
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: чаробњак, чаробница, волшебник, волшебница
    Roman: čarobnjak, čarobnica, volšebnik, volšebnica
  • Slovene: čarovnik
  • Spanish: hechicero

Related terms

Wizard may refer to:

Fictional characters

  • Wizard (fantasy), in fantasy and mythology, a person who has studied and practices magic. Specific instances include:
    • Wizard (Middle-earth), powerful entities from the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Wizard (Oz), a character in L. Frank Baum’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its movie adaptations
    • Wizards (Discworld), as featured in the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett
  • Wizard (DC Comics), a supervillain and enemy of the Justice Society of America
  • Wizard (Marvel Comics), a supervillain and enemy of the Fantastic Four, also known as "The Wingless Wizard"
  • The Wizard (Archie), a superhero in Archie Comics with great physical and mental abilities

Film and television





  • Wizard (magazine), a monthly magazine that spawned successful spinoffs in other areas of interest
  • Wizard (D. C. Thomson), a British comic paper. It consisted of adventure stories for boys. In 1963 it was merged with Rover, and ceased publication in 1978 after nearly 56 years.
  • Wizards, an anthology of fantasy short fiction edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois
  • Wizard (novel), a science fiction novel by John Varley




wizard in Korean: 마법사
wizard in Italian: Wizard
wizard in Dutch: Wizard
wizard in Japanese: ウィザード
wizard in Portuguese: Wizard
wizard in Finnish: Velho (täsmennyssivu)
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