Wizard - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwɪzərd|  American pronunciation of the word wizard
Brit.  |ˈwɪzəd|  British pronunciation of the word wizard

noun

- someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field (syn: ace, adept, champion, genius, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, virtuoso, whiz, whizz, wiz)
- one who practices magic or sorcery (syn: magician, necromancer, sorcerer, thaumaturge, thaumaturgist)

adjective

- possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers(syn: charming, magic, magical, sorcerous, witching, wizardly)

Examples

He is a wizard at math.

...the old wizard who introduces the young naïf to a life of adventure is one of the most overworked tropes in fantasy literature...

...a young Brit who's a wizard tennis player, although not ready for Wimbledon just yet...

Ben's a real wizard at chess.

The wizard screamed as the darkness enfolded him.

...the wizard's attempts to concoct a theriac for the king came to naught...

Word forms

noun
singular: wizard
plural: wizards
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