sorcerer


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sor·cer·er

 (sôr′sər-ər)
n.
One who practices sorcery; a wizard.

[Middle English sorser, sorcerer, from Old French sorcier, from Vulgar Latin *sortiārius, from Latin sors, sort-, lot, fortune; see ser- in Indo-European roots.]

sorcerer

(ˈsɔːsərə) or feminine

sorceress

n
(Alternative Belief Systems) a person who seeks to control and use magic powers; wizard or magician
[C16: from Old French sorcier, from Vulgar Latin sortiārius (unattested) caster of lots, from Latin sors lot]

sor•cer•er

(ˈsɔr sər ər)

n.
a person who practices sorcery.
[1520–30; earlier sorcer, Middle English < Middle French sorcier, perhaps < Vulgar Latin *sortiārius one who casts lots = Latin sort- (s. of sors) lot, fate + -i- -i- + -ārius -ier2; see -er1]

sorcerer

In medieval times this term was used to describe almost anyone who practiced science or set up a laboratory. Some use the term to describe a black witch or black magician. A sorceress is the female equivalent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sorcerer - one who practices magic or sorcerysorcerer - one who practices magic or sorcery  
enchanter - a sorcerer or magician
exorciser, exorcist - someone who practices exorcism
magus - a magician or sorcerer of ancient times
occultist - a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts
sorceress - a woman sorcerer
witch doctor - someone who is believed to heal through magical powers

sorcerer

sorceress
noun magician, witch, wizard, magus, warlock, mage (archaic), enchanter, necromancer In voodoo the sorcerer manipulates the victim's symbolic image.
Translations
čarodějčernokněžník-nice
troldmandtroldkvinde
velho
čarobnjak
varázsló
galdramaîur
魔法使い
마법사
veneficus
čarodejník
bajačbajačicabajalicavračvračar
trollkarl
พ่อมด
phù thủy

sorcerer

[ˈsɔːsərəʳ] Nhechicero m, brujo m
the sorcerer's apprenticeel aprendiz de brujo

sorcerer

[ˈsɔːrsərər] nsorcier m

sorcerer

nHexenmeister m, → Hexer m

sorcerer

[ˈsɔːsrəʳ] nstregone m

sorcery

(ˈsoːsəri) noun
1. the use of power gained from evil spirits.
2. witchcraft or magic in general.
ˈsorcererfeminine ˈsorceress noun
a person who practises sorcery.

sorcerer

مُشْعُوِذ černokněžník troldmand Hexenmeister μάγος hechicero velho sorcier čarobnjak stregone 魔法使い 마법사 tovenaar trollmann czarnoksiężnik feiticeiro волшебник trollkarl พ่อมด büyücü phù thủy 男巫士
References in classic literature ?
It was called the Powder of Life," was the answer; "and it was invented by a crooked Sorcerer who lived in the mountains of the North Country.
A while ago the crooked Sorcerer who invented the Magic Powder fell down a precipice and was killed.
Well, then, I, who am a sorcerer, as you know, change your bad into excellent bread, which I relish more than the best cake; and then I have the double pleasure of eating something that gratifies my palate, and of doing something that puts you in a rage.
The sorcerer, in his turn, replied that the sultan, the "mwani," who had been sick for many years, implored the aid of heaven, and he invited the son of the moon to visit him.
Then the invalid became a heretic or sorcerer; as heretic or sorcerer he suffered, and sought to cause suffering.
My friend, Urban Grandier wasn't a sorcerer, he was a learned man.
I told you so, sister,--that young clerk, Monsieur Claude Frollo, is a sorcerer.
Just so," replied the galley slave, "and the offence for which they gave him that punishment was having been an ear-broker, nay body-broker; I mean, in short, that this gentleman goes as a pimp, and for having besides a certain touch of the sorcerer about him.
You must go to the House of the Sorcerer, who will soon discover the truth.
she said to her husband, "I knew--I said that he was no sorcerer.
Would that the king had found other business for us than the slaying of these sorcerers--for they are sorcerers indeed, and this is the home of their sorceries.
Glubbdubdrib, as nearly as I can interpret the word, signifies the island of sorcerers or magicians.