What does Wizard mean?

Definitions for Wizard
ˈwɪz ərdwiz·ard

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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.

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. 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.

  2. Hakeem Jeffries:

    These are challenging times in the United States of America -- we have a hater in the White House, a birther in chief, the grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, one of the things that we've learned is that while Jim Crow may be dead, he still got some nieces and nephews that are alive and well.

  3. The Wizard of Christchurch:

    I've invented The Wizard of Christchurch out of nowhere, there were no wizards when I arrived in the world, except in books.

  4. The Wizard of Christchurch:

    The Wizard of Christchurch'll think The Wizard of Christchurch's The Wizard of Christchurch idea to dance, but my song did it.

  5. Terry Goodkind:

    Cara: I just found a delightful account of a case against a wizard who once fancied getting drunk, marching down to the market on Stentor Street, hiking up his robes to random women and commanding them to kiss the serpent.

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