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"

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. J. R. R. Tolkien:

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

  2. Judy Garland:

    I've always taken 'The Wizard of Oz' very seriously, you know. I believe in the idea of the rainbow. And I've spent my entire life trying to get over it.

  3. 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.

  4. Helen Keller:

    Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousand of miles and all the years you have lived.

  5. 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.

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