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

  • n. One who practices magic; a sorcerer or magician.
  • n. A skilled or clever person: a wizard at math.
  • n. Archaic A sage.
  • adj. Chiefly British Slang Excellent.
  • adj. Archaic Of or relating to wizards or wizardry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who uses (or has skill with) magic, mystic items, and magical and mystical practices.
  • n. One who is especially skilled or unusually talented in a particular field.
  • n. A computer program or script used to simplify complex operations, often for an inexperienced user.
  • n. One of the administrators of a multi-user dungeon.
  • adj. Fine, superb (originally RAF slang).
  • v. To practice wizardry.
  • v. To conjure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Enchanting; charming.
  • adj. Haunted by wizards.
  • n. A wise man; a sage.
  • n. One devoted to the black art; a magician; a conjurer; a sorcerer; an enchanter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To effect by wizardry or enchantment.
  • n. A wise man; a sage.
  • n. A proficient in the occult sciences; an adept in the black art; one supposed to possess supernatural powers, generally from having leagued himself with the Evil One; a sorcerer; an enchanter; a magician; hence, a title occasionally applied to, or assumed by, modern performers of legerdemain; a conjuror; a juggler. See witch.
  • Magic; having magical powers; enchanting: as, a wizard spell.

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

  • adj. possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers
  • n. one who practices magic or sorcery
  • n. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field


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

Middle English wisard : wise, wise; see wise1 + -ard, pejorative suff.; see -ard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English wys ("wise") +‎ -ard.



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    September 22, 2015

  • If you move each of its letters to the mirror position in the alphabet (A Z, B Y, etc.), WIZARD becomes DRAZIW. Credit:

    July 26, 2015

  • Gandalf, Saruman, and all the characters from Harry Potter are this.

    September 18, 2012

  • I'm sure they're very clever (albeit oddly-monikered) fellows, but until they've made the Statue of Liberty disappear I really don't think they deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as David Copperfield.

    July 18, 2011