from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the qualities or attributes of a wizard.
- adj. Astonishingly remarkable in design, performance, or execution; fabulous: wizardly lighting and special effects.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Like, or suiting a wizard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling or becoming a wizard; wizardlike; weird.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling a wizard; characteristic of a wizard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The only similarity is the idea of wizardly chess, which (a.) can't be copyrighted or trademarked, and (b.) isn't original to Adrian Jacobs anyway.
"On June 18, Universal will be opening up a 20 acre new world within Islands of Adventure called the wizardly world of Harry Potter," said McCorrison.
That begs the question: Is it arrogance or a sense of political imperviousness that has led him to pull back the curtain that once hid the team controlling his so-called wizardly ways.
There are some interesting points in there — about how, for instance, J.K. Rowling makes her villains advocates of a kind of wizardly racial purity, but still bows to the convention of the fantasy genre by making Harry descended from magical nobility.
A lair for Hecataeus, wizardly master of constructs.
The secret to their success is that they don't focus on the prettiest, smartest, most athletic or the most wizardly.
And then we have the old wizard, reading his wizardly tome and raising a little sprout.
A fun premise and a quick read, it's hard not to compare it to, say, other wizardly books, but what I enjoyed the most was that while a sense of danger and uncertainty existed, it was never completely doom and gloom.
What other character do you know of who is searingly brilliant, stunningly engaging in his rat-a-tat-tat conversational wizardly, totally and even smugly tactless and rude - and still adored?
Rowling presents this as Hermione's new translation of traditional wizardly tales, with notes by Dumbledore as annotated by Rowling.