Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sorcerer; a wizard.
  • n. One who performs magic for entertainment or diversion.
  • n. One whose formidable skill or art seems to be magical: a magician with words.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who plays with or practices allegedly supernatural magic.
  • n. A spiritualist or practitioner of mystic arts (often derogatory).
  • n. A performer of tricks or an escapologist.
  • n. An amazingly talented craftsman or scientist.
  • n. A person who astounds, is an enigma.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One skilled in magic; one who practices the black art; an enchanter; a necromancer; a sorcerer or sorceress; a conjurer.
  • n. An entertainer who produces seemingly magical effects by clever illusions; most magicians admit that the craft is mere illusion, rather than a true supernatural art.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the Magi or priestly caste of ancient Persia.
  • n. One skilled in magic; a wizard; an enchanter; a conjurer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
  • n. one who practices magic or sorcery

Etymologies

magic +‎ -ian (Wiktionary)

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  • JM was watching a magician driving down the road - then he turned into a drive way.

    August 13, 2011