Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Use of supernatural power over others through the assistance of spirits; witchcraft.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Originally, divination from the casting of lots; hence, the use of supernatural knowledge or power gained in any manner, especially through the connivance of evil spirits; magic art; enchantment; witchcraft; spells; charms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Divination by the assistance, or supposed assistance, of evil spirits, or the power of commanding evil spirits; magic; necromancy; witchcraft; enchantment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Magical power; the use of witchcraft or magic arts.

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

  • noun the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world

Etymologies

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

[Middle English sorcerie, from Old French, from sorcier, sorcerer; see sorcerer.]

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From Middle French sorcerie, ultimately derived from Latin sors ("fate").

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  • An activity where spelling counts! :)

    March 16, 2009

  • great word

    August 28, 2012