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wiz·ard

 (wĭz′ərd)
n.
1. One who practices magic; a sorcerer or magician.
2. A skilled or clever person: a wizard at math.
3. Archaic A sage.
adj.
1. Chiefly British Slang Excellent.
2. Archaic Of or relating to wizards or wizardry.

[Middle English wisard : wise, wise; see wise1 + -ard, pejorative suff.; see -ard.]

wizard

(ˈwɪzəd)
n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) a male witch or a man who practises or professes to practise magic or sorcery
2. a person who is outstandingly clever in some specified field; expert
3. obsolete a wise man
4. (Computer Science) computing a computer program that guides a user through a complex task
adj
5. informal chiefly Brit superb; outstanding
6. (Alternative Belief Systems) of or relating to a wizard or wizardry
[C15: variant of wissard, from wise1 + -ard]
ˈwizardly adj

wiz•ard

(ˈwɪz ərd)

n.
1. a person who practices magic; magician or sorcerer.
2. a person of amazing skill or accomplishment: a wizard at chemistry.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to a wizard or wizardry; magic; enchanted.
4. Brit. Slang. superb.
[1400–50; late Middle English wisard]

wizard

A man who practices magic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wizard - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any fieldwizard - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
track star - a star runner
2.wizard - one who practices magic or sorcerywizard - 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
Adj.1.wizard - possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powerswizard - possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers; "charming incantations"; "magic signs that protect against adverse influence"; "a magical spell"; "'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare; "wizard wands"; "wizardly powers"
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"

wizard

noun
1. magician, witch, shaman, sorcerer, occultist, magus, conjuror, warlock, mage (archaic), enchanter, necromancer, thaumaturge (rare) Merlin, the legendary wizard who worked magic for King Arthur
2. genius, star, expert, master, ace (informal), guru, buff (informal), adept, whizz (informal), prodigy, maestro, virtuoso, boffin (Brit. informal), hotshot (informal), rocket scientist (informal, chiefly U.S.), wiz (informal), whizz kid (informal), wonk (informal), maven (U.S.), fundi (S. African) a mathematical wizard at Harvard University

wizard

noun
A person with a high degree of knowledge or skill in a particular field:
Informal: whiz.
Slang: crackerjack.
Chiefly British: dab.
Translations
towenaar
ساحِر
čaroděj
troldmand
võlur
galdra-/töframaîurgaldrakarlgaldramaður
magusveneficus
burvis
čarovnik
čarobnicačarobnjakvolšebnicavolšebnikволшебник

wizard

[ˈwɪzəd]
A. N
1. (= sorcerer) → mago m, brujo m, hechicero m
2. (= genius) → genio mf, as m
he's a financial wizardes un genio de las finanzas
he's a wizard at chesses un genio jugando al ajedrez
B. ADJ (esp Brit) (o.f.) → estupendo, maravilloso

wizard

[ˈwɪzərd] n
(= sorcerer) → magicien m
(= ace) → magicien m
a financial wizard → un magicien de la finance
to be a wizard with sth → être un magicien de qch
to be a wizard at sth → être un magicien de qch
He's a wizard at mending things → C'est un magicien de la réparation.
(COMPUTING) (= software) → assistant m d'installation

wizard

n
Zauberer m, → Hexenmeister m
(inf)Genie nt, → Leuchte f (inf); a financial wizardein Finanzgenie nt; a wizard with the ballein Zauberer mam or mit dem Ball; a wizard at computingein Computergenie nt (inf)
(Comput) → Assistent m
adj (dated Brit inf) → famos, prima (inf)

wizard

[ˈwɪzəd] nmago, stregone m (fig) → mago
he's a financial wizard → è un mago della finanza
he's a wizard at maths → è un genio matematico

wizard

(ˈwizəd) noun
a man who is said to have magic powers. a fairy-story about a wizard.
References in classic literature ?
Aside from the marble statues of Unc Nunkie and Margolotte, the Glass Cat was there, curled up on a rug; and the Woozy was there, sitting on its square hind legs and looking on the scene with solemn interest; and there was the Shaggy Man, in a suit of shaggy pea-green satin, and at a table sat the little Wizard, looking quite important and as if he knew much more than he cared to tell.
The Wizard now arose and made a low bow to Ozma and another less deferent bow to the assembled company.
As he pronounced these words the Wizard waved his hand toward Dr.
With regular steps tramped the machine-man Tik-tok, and there was more cheering when the Wizard of Oz followed in the procession.
The Wizard now became Master of Ceremonies, as Ozma had placed the conduct of the performance in his hands.
The wonderful Wizard had asked to join the party, and with him came his friend the Shaggy Man, who was shaggy but not ragged, being dressed in fine silks with satin shags and bobtails.
In the front seat of the wagon sat Dorothy and the Wizard.
Author of Father Goose-His Book; The Wizard of Oz; The Magical Monarch of Mo; The Enchanted Isle of Yew; The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus; Dot and Tot of Merryland etc.
AFTER the publication of "The Wonderful Wizard of OZ" I began to receive letters from children, telling me of their pleasure in reading the story and asking me to "write something more" about the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman.
If I should go out of this Palace my people would soon discover I am not a Wizard, and then they would be vexed with me for having deceived them.
When it was all ready, Oz sent word to his people that he was going to make a visit to a great brother Wizard who lived in the clouds.
So what could I do but tell "what happened to the Wizard afterward"?