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.

  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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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. Rudy Giuliani:

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

  2. Jonathan Knight:

    There's a crafting game where you're collecting potion ingredients and creating potions and using them to be a better wizard.

  3. The Teachings of Ebenezum, Volume VIII:

    A wizard cannot do everything; a fact most magicians are reticent to admit, let alone discuss with prospective clients. Still, the fact remains that there are certain objects, and people, that are, for one reason or another, completely immune to any direct magical spell. It is for this group of beings that the magician learns the subtleties of using indirect spells. It also does no harm, in dealing with these matters, to carry a large club near your person at all times.

  4. Vecernji List:

    The win was celebrated throughout Croatia after a fairytale performance which shattered Messi's Argentina to pieces, while Messi was totally subdued, Modric played like a wizard and deserved all the plaudits.

  5. 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.

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