What does shaman mean?

Definitions for shamanˈʃɑ mən, ˈʃeɪ-, ˈʃæm ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shaman.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shaman, priest-doctor(noun)

    in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination


  1. shaman(Noun)

    A traditional (prescientific) faith healer.

  2. shaman(Noun)

    A member of certain tribal societies who acts as a religious medium between the concrete and spirit worlds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shaman(noun)

    a priest of Shamanism; a wizard among the Shamanists

  2. Origin: [From the native name.]


  1. Shaman

    Shaman is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe and a member of Alpha Flight.

Editors Contribution

  1. shaman

    A person or practitioner with the necessary experience, skills, training or qualifications to reach various states of consciousness to communicate and interact with universal beings within the universe or multiverse for a variety of purposes.

    Some people practice shamanism and call themselves a shaman, some members of some indigenous communities and tribes call themselves a shaman as they practice a form of shamanism.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shaman in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shaman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lindsay Lohan:

    The positive side of it is, I’m OK. Happy New Year and God bless. Ciao, actually my shaman told me it was good luck and positive energy so God bless.

  2. Ingeborg Oswald:

    I just have to try to get this behind me. I can't continue to hate the shaman. ... I can't let him ruin my life any more than he already has, i need to get beyond it.

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