Definitions for wizardˈwɪz ərd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wiz•ardˈwɪz ərd(n.)

  1. a person who practices magic; magician or sorcerer.

  2. a person of amazing skill or accomplishment:

    a wizard at chemistry.

  3. (adj.)of or pertaining to a wizard or wizardry; magic; enchanted.

  4. Brit. Slang. superb.

    Category: British

Origin of wizard:

1400–50; late ME wisard

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz(noun)

    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

  2. sorcerer, magician, wizard, necromancer, thaumaturge, thaumaturgist(adj)

    one who practices magic or sorcery

  3. 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

  1. wizard(noun)ˈwɪz ərd

    a man with magic powers in stories

    the Wizard of Oz

  2. wizardˈwɪz ərd

    sb who is very skilled

    a wizard at math

Wiktionary

  1. wizard(Noun)

    One who uses (or has skill with) magic, mystic items, and magical and mystical practices.

  2. wizard(Noun)

    One who is especially skilled or unusually talented in a particular field.

    He was a financial wizard, capable of predicting the movements of the stock markets.

  3. wizard(Noun)

    A computer program or script used to simplify complex operations, often for an inexperienced user.

    Use the "Add Network Connection" wizard to connect to a network in a series of simple steps.

  4. wizard(Noun)

    One of the administrators of a multi-user dungeon.

  5. wizard(Verb)

    To practice wizardry.

  6. wizard(Verb)

    To conjure.

  7. wizard(Adjective)

    Fine, superb (originally RAF slang).

  8. Origin: From wys .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wizard(noun)

    a wise man; a sage

  2. Wizard(noun)

    one devoted to the black art; a magician; a conjurer; a sorcerer; an enchanter

  3. Wizard(adj)

    enchanting; charming

  4. Wizard(adj)

    haunted by wizards

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. wizard

    1. Transitively, a person who knows how a complex piece of software or hardware works (that is, who groks it); esp. someone who can find and fix bugs quickly in an emergency. Someone is a hacker if he or she has general hacking ability, but is a wizard with respect to something only if he or she has specific detailed knowledge of that thing. A good hacker could become a wizard for something given the time to study it. 2. The term ‘wizard’ is also used intransitively of someone who has extremely high-level hacking or problem-solving ability. 3. A person who is permitted to do things forbidden to ordinary people; one who has wheel privileges on a system. 4. A Unix expert, esp. a Unix systems programmer. This usage is well enough established that ‘Unix Wizard’ is a recognized job title at some corporations and to most headhunters. See guru, lord high fixer. See also deep magic, heavy wizardry, incantation, magic, mutter, rain dance, voodoo programming, wave a dead chicken.

Freebase

  1. The Wizard

    Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs is a fictional character in the Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum. The character was further popularized by the classic 1939 movie, wherein his full name is not mentioned.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

wizard(noun)

a man who is said to have magic powers

a fairy-story about a wizard.

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