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!" said the dairyman bitterly.
'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.
And at her house in town, upon this muddy, murky afternoon, presents himself an old- fashioned old gentleman, attorney-at-law and eke solicitor of the High Court of Chancery, who has the honour of acting as legal adviser of the Dedlocks and has as many cast-iron boxes in his office with that name outside as if the present baronet were the coin of the conjuror's trick and were constantly being juggled through the whole set.
It was the Bottle Conjuror! Upon the opening of that fatal cork, forth flew the fiend, and shrivelled up his home.
At these parties his feelings were like those of a conjuror who always expects his trick to be found out at any moment.
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."
If I had had a conjuror's cap, there is no one I should have wished for but you!'
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!' at the same time allowing a few tears to carry before them, in little pills, the cosmetic powder on her nose; as a delicate but touching signal that she suffered much inwardly for the show of composure with which she bore her misfortune.
"'One of this nation of mighty conjurors created a man out of brass and wood, and leather, and endowed him with such ingenuity that he would have beaten at chess, all the race of mankind with the exception of the great Caliph, Haroun Alraschid.
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.