What does sorcery mean?

Definitions for sorceryˈsɔr sə ri

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sorcery, black magic, black art, necromancy(noun)

    the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world


  1. sorcery(Noun)

    Magical power; the use of witchcraft or magic arts.

  2. Origin: From sorcerie, ultimately derived from sors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sorcery(noun)

    divination by the assistance, or supposed assistance, of evil spirits, or the power of commanding evil spirits; magic; necromancy; witchcraft; enchantment

  2. Origin: [OE. sorcerie, OF. sorcerie, fr. OF. & F. sorcier a sorcerer, LL. sortiarius, fr. L. sors, sortis, a lot, decision by lot, fate, destiny. See Sort, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sorcery

    sor′sėr-i, n. divination by the assistance of evil spirits: enchantment: magic: witchcraft.—n. Sor′cerer, one who practises sorcery: an enchanter: a magician:—fem. Sor′ceress, a witch.—adj. Sor′cerous, using sorcery. [O. Fr. sorcerie—Low L. sortiarius, one who tells fortunes by lots—L. sortīri, to cast lots—sors, sortis, a lot.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. sorcery

    The art of charming money out of the pockets of those who do not desire to part with it.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sorcery in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sorcery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Le Nechet:

    The decoration is magnificent at this New Orleans-inspired spot, voodoo, sorcery, the menu printed on tarot cards... This cocktail bar really stands out because of this cool, unique décor.

  2. Veryan Khan:

    The practicing of anything that is not approved by Islamic State under their very strict interpretation of Islam is ‘Haram’ or forbidden, if the Islamic State thinks that sorcery is real, then black magic would be a threat to them and seen as a danger.

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