conjuror


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con·jur·er

also con·jur·or  (kŏn′jər-ər, kŭn′-)
n.
1. One that performs magic tricks; a magician.
2. A sorcerer or sorceress.

conjuror

(ˈkʌndʒərə) or

conjurer

n
1. a person who practises conjuring, esp for people's entertainment
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) a person who practises magic; sorcerer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conjuror - someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audienceconjuror - someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
escape expert, escapologist - an entertainer who is expert in the art of escaping
mind reader, telepathist, thought-reader - a magician who seems to discern the thoughts of another person (usually by clever signals from an accomplice)
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
2.conjuror - a witch doctor who practices conjuryconjuror - a witch doctor who practices conjury
witch doctor - someone who is believed to heal through magical powers

conjuror

conjurer
noun magician, illusionist A conjuror was hired for her sixth birthday party.
Translations
kouzelník
tryllekunstner
sjónhverfingamaîur
kúzelník

conjure

(ˈkandʒə) , ((American) ˈkon-) verb
to perform tricks (conjuring tricks) that seem magical, as an entertainment.
ˈconjuror, ˈconjurer noun
References in classic literature ?
Tis years since I went to Conjuror Trendle's son in Egdon--years
I only wanted to say that we must be off early to-morrow morning, my dear, because unless we get the start of the dogs and the conjuror, the villages won't be worth a penny.
The very dulness of this grovelling-minded savage, who continued gazing at the supposed conjuror with a sort of stupid admiration, opposed now the only obstacle to the complete success of his artifice.
At these parties his feelings were like those of a conjuror who always expects his trick to be found out at any moment.
But a still more wonderful conjuror fashioned for himself a mighty thing that was neither man nor beast, but which had brains of lead, intermixed with a black matter like pitch, and fingers that it employed with such incredible speed and dexterity that it would have had no trouble in writing out twenty thousand copies of the Koran in an hour, and this with so exquisite a precision, that in all the copies there should not be found one to vary from another by the breadth of the finest hair.
You know a conjuror gets no credit when once he has explained his trick, and if I show you too much of my method of working, you will come to the conclusion that I am a very ordinary individual after all.
And I once made six children happy at Christmas when the conjuror didn't come, entirely with soot--applied externally.
The same feint, with the same polite dexterity, she foisted on Mrs Meagles, as a conjuror might have forced a card on that innocent lady; and, when her future daughter-in-law was presented to her by her son, she said on embracing her, 'My dear, what have you done to Henry that has bewitched him so
He again held up his foot, which had a gouty appearance owing to its being contained in a dumpy little worsted sock, and I thought he proposed to repeat his first performance, but in this I did him an injustice, for, unlike Porthos, he was one who scorned to do the same feat twice; perhaps, like the conjurors, he knew that the audience were more on the alert the second time.
I judged the fellows to be strolling conjurors, and the boy with the bag to be carrying the tools of their trade.
In extraordinary cases, the poor savages called in the aid of their own doctors or conjurors, who officiated with great noise and mummery, but with little benefit.
The poor savages saw with dismay the ravages of a malady, loathsome and agonizing in its details, and which set the skill and experience of their conjurors and medicine men at defiance.