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

  • n. Philosophy An adherent of the doctrine of illusionism.
  • n. An artist whose work is marked by illusionism.
  • n. A magician or ventriloquist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who works with illusion or sleight of hand.
  • n. One who deceives by magical or mystical means.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One given to illusion; a visionary dreamer.
  • n. A magician or conjurer who produces illusions by sleight of hand; a prestidigitator.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is subject to illusion; one who trusts in illusions.
  • n. One who produces illusions for deception or entertainment; specifically, a sleight-of-hand performer.

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

  • n. someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
  • n. a person with unusual powers of foresight


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