What does wizard mean?

Definitions for wizard
ˈwɪz ərdwiz·ard

Here are all the possible meanings 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"

Wiktionary

  1. wizardnoun

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

    Etymology: From wys .

  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.

    Etymology: From wys .

  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.

    Etymology: From wys .

  4. wizardnoun

    One of the administrators of a multi-user dungeon.

    Etymology: From wys .

  5. wizardverb

    To practice wizardry.

    Etymology: From wys .

  6. wizardverb

    To conjure.

    Etymology: From wys .

  7. wizardadjective

    Fine, superb (originally RAF slang).

    Etymology: From wys .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wizardnoun

    a wise man; a sage

    Etymology: [Probably from wise + -ard.]

  2. Wizardnoun

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

    Etymology: [Probably from wise + -ard.]

  3. Wizardadjective

    enchanting; charming

    Etymology: [Probably from wise + -ard.]

  4. Wizardadjective

    haunted by wizards

    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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Numerology

  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:

    Ever since The Wizard of Oz I’ve been accused of being twelve years old. You should see some of the disappointed looks I get, when people lay eyes on me in person. They expect someone in gingham, with braids, to come out singing ‘Over the Rainbow.’ And out I come, instead.

  2. 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.

  3. J. R. R. Tolkien:

    A wizard is never late, nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.

  4. Mustafa Nayyem:

    We will give everyone access to this documentation because we understand that the crisis is now, if you ask me whether there is a wizard who can come in and do everything, I would like to believe in it, but I think that now we need to ... accept that industry in this country has been allowed to die for decades.

  5. 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.

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