Definitions for magicˈmædʒ ɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the art of producing illusions, as by sleight of hand.
the practice of using various techniques, as incantation, to exert control over the supernatural or the forces of nature.
a result of such practice.
power or influence exerted through this practice.
any extraordinary influence or power:
the magic of fame.
(adj.)done by or employed in magic:
a magic trick.
mysteriously enchanting, skillful, or effective.
Origin of magic:
1350–1400; < LL magica, L magicē < Gk magikḗ, fem. of magikós. See Magus , -ic
any art that invokes supernatural powers
magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deception(adj)
an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
charming, magic, magical, sorcerous, witching(a), wizard(a), wizardly(adj)
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the power to make impossible things happen
witches who use magic
the art or skill of doing tricks
magic tricks; a performer who does magic for kids
the quality of being very exciting, beautiful, and mysterious
the magic of traveling to somewhere completely new
having or showing the power of magic
having a quality that makes things seem exciting, beautiful, and mysterious
the magic moment when she thought he might kiss her
the ability to make sth difficult happen or work
He has the magic touch when it comes to selling things.
Allegedly supernatural charm, spell or other method to dominate natural forces.
A ritual associated with supernatural magic or with mysticism.
An illusion performed to give the appearance of magic or the supernatural.
A cause not quite understood.
Magic makes the light go on
Something spectacular or wonderful.
Any behaviour of a program or algorithm that cannot be explained or is yet to be defined or implemented.
To cast a magic spell on or at someone or something.
To produce something, as if by magic.
Having supernatural talents, properties or qualities attributed to magic.
a magic wand; a magic dragon
Featuring illusions that are usually performed for entertainment.
a magic show; a magic trick
Wonderful, amazing or incredible.
a magic moment
Describing the number of nucleons in a particularly stable isotopic nucleus; 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82, 126, and 184
uE00070402uE001 I cleaned up the flat while you were out. uE00070403uE001 Really? Magic!
The decrypted Japanese messages produced by US cryptographers in and prior to World War II.
a comprehensive name for all of the pretended arts which claim to produce effects by the assistance of supernatural beings, or departed spirits, or by a mastery of secret forces in nature attained by a study of occult science, including enchantment, conjuration, witchcraft, sorcery, necromancy, incantation, etc
alt. of Magical
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the pretended art to which extraordinary and marvellous effects are ascribed, of evoking and subjecting to the human will supernatural powers, and of producing by means of them apparitions, incantations, cures, &c., and the practice of which we find prevailing in all superstitious ages of the world and among superstitious people. See Superstition.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. adj. As yet unexplained, or too complicated to explain; compare automagically and (Arthur C.) Clarke's Third Law: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” “TTY echoing is controlled by a large number of magic bits.” “This routine magically computes the parity of an 8-bit byte in three instructions.” 2. adj. Characteristic of something that works although no one really understands why (this is especially called black magic). 3. n. [Stanford] A feature not generally publicized that allows something otherwise impossible, or a feature formerly in that category but now unveiled. 4. n. The ultimate goal of all engineering & development, elegance in the extreme; from the first corollary to Clarke's Third Law: “Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced”.Parodies playing on these senses of the term abound; some have made their way into serious documentation, as when a MAGIC directive was described in the Control Card Reference for GCOS c.1978. For more about hackish ‘magic’, see Appendix A. Compare black magic, wizardly, deep magic, heavy wizardry.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Beliefs and practices concerned with producing desired results through supernatural forces or agents as with the manipulation of fetishes or rituals.
Translations for magic
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(the charms, spells etc used in) the art or practice of using supernatural forces
The prince was turned by magic into a frog.
- magiaPortuguese (BR)
- čarodějná mocCzech
- die ZaubereiGerman
- magi; trolddomDanish
- μαγεία, μάγιαGreek
- čarolija, magijaCroatian
- ilmu gaibIndonesian
- töfrar, galdurIcelandic
- burtai, kerai, magijaLithuanian
- maģija, burvestībaLatvian
- ilmu ghaibMalay
- trolldom, magiNorwegian
- magie, vrăjitorieRomanian
- čarodejná mocSlovak
- trolldom, magiSwedish
- büyü, sihirTurkish
- 魔力Chinese (Trad.)
- магія; чариUkrainian
- جادو، سحرUrdu
- ma thuậtVietnamese
- 魔力Chinese (Simp.)
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