What does Wizard mean?

Definitions for Wizard
ˈwɪz ərdwiz·ard

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Wizard.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiznoun

    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

  2. sorcerer, magician, wizard, necromancer, thaumaturge, thaumaturgistadjective

    one who practices magic or sorcery

  3. charming, magic, magical, sorcerous, witching(a), wizard(a), wizardlyadjective

    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"


  1. wizardnoun

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

  2. wizardnoun

    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. wizardnoun

    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. wizardnoun

    One of the administrators of a multi-user dungeon.

  5. wizardverb

    To practice wizardry.

  6. wizardverb

    To conjure.

  7. wizardadjective

    Fine, superb (originally RAF slang).

  8. Etymology: From wys.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wizardnoun

    A conjurer; an inchanter; a he-witch. It had probably at first a laudable meaning.

    Etymology: from wise.

    Patience, good lady; wizards know their times. William Shakespeare.

    He hearkens after prophecies and dreams,
    And from the cross-row plucks the letter G;
    And says, a wizard told him that by G
    His issue disinherited should be. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    That damn’d wizard, hid in sly disguise,
    For so by certain signs I knew, had met
    Already, ere my best speed could prevent
    The aidless innocent lady his wish’d prey. John Milton.

    The prophecies of wizards old
    Increas’d her terror, and her fall foretold. Edmund Waller.

    The wily wizard must be caught,
    For, unconstrain’d, he nothing tells for nought. Dryden.


  1. Wizard

    "The Wizard is a song by the British rock band Black Sabbath, taken from their 1970 album Black Sabbath. It is the second track on the record. The song was composed by all four members of the group and was produced by Rodger Bain. "The Wizard" was the B-side to the title track of the band's second album Paranoid.


  1. wizard

    A wizard is typically depicted as a person, most commonly a man, who possesses magical abilities or practices witchcraft. This can include casting spells, controlling natural or supernatural forces, and using sorcery, often for beneficial purposes. In various mythologies, literature, films, video games, and other forms of media, wizards are usually portrayed as knowledgeable and wise, often serving as important mentors or antagonists. The term can also be used metaphorically to refer to someone highly skilled or proficient in a particular field or activity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wizardnoun

    a wise man; a sage

  2. Wizardnoun

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

  3. Wizardadjective

    enchanting; charming

  4. Wizardadjective

    haunted by wizards

  5. Etymology: [Probably from wise + -ard.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wizard

    wiz′ard, n. one who practises witchcraft or magic: (obs.) a wise man.—adj. with magical powers.—adv. Wiz′ardly, like a wizard.—n. Wiz′ardry, sorcery. [O. Fr. guiscart—Ice. vizkr (for vitskr), from vita, to know.]

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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wizard in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wizard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Wizard in a Sentence

  1. Judy Garland:

    I've always taken 'The Wizard of Oz' very seriously, you know. I believe in the idea of the rainbow. And I've spent my entire life trying to get over it.

  2. Rudy Giuliani:

    Whenever we talk to them, they say, 'We'll take it to Bob.' He's like the Wizard of Oz.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    This is WRONG. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate general a delegate to the 1868 Democratic Convention. He was also a slave trader the 1st Grand Wizard of the KKK. Tennessee should not have an official day (tomorrow) honoring him.

  4. Ari Freeman:

    I want the wizard phenomenon to continue, and I will totally fulfill that role, like a band needs a guitar player -- I'll be that guitar player.

  5. Matrix, The:

    Neo Mr. Wizard. Get me the hell out of here.

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