Definition of wizard in English:

wizard

Syllabification: wiz·ard
Pronunciation: /ˈwizərd
 
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noun

1A man who has magical powers, especially in legends and fairy tales.
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  • To do that he requires a rod of dragon control, and hopes to get his hands on the one the Empress uses to control gold dragons, offsetting the magical power of the wizards.
  • Many casters such as wizards, necromancers or enchanters were best paired with a cleric because after casting, a cleric could mend the internal wounds.
  • There were four ranks a person could be - witch or wizard, mage, enchanter or enchantress, and sorcerer or sorceress.
Synonyms
1.1A person who is very skilled in a particular field or activity: a financial wizard
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  • A Wall Street operator who was already in his fifties when he moved to London, Schechter is a prodigious talker, a showman and a financial wizard with a gift for innovation.
  • They include hoteliers, brewery giants, food specialists, financial wizards, recycling experts and transport logicists.
  • The centre-half forward, as much a wizard with an accordion as a caman, thundered the ball away from MacNiven and it sailed into the net.
Synonyms
genius, expert, master, virtuoso, maestro, marvel, Wunderkind, guru
informal hotshot, demon, whiz kid, buff, pro, ace
maven
2 Computing A help feature of a software package that automates complex tasks by asking the user a series of easy-to-answer questions.
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  • A web site can have novice users, and a wizard makes complex tasks seem easy.
  • A software wizard takes users through the activation process.
  • These capabilities should be easy to configure and manage through graphical user interfaces and wizards.

adjective

informal dated , chiefly British Back to top  
Wonderful; excellent.
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  • If elected, I will appoint Buni as my Shadow Education Secretary, on the strength of this wizard idea of his in Peter's comments box.
  • Bloomsbury shares would be a wizard idea for a present.
  • A wizard idea that Steven's ambitious deputy may find hard.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'philosopher, sage'): from wise1 + -ard.

Derivatives

wizardly

adjective
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  • President Johnson promised a War on Poverty, driven by a wizardly new Keynesian confidence that an economy of unprecedented abundance could deliver more groceries to everyone.
  • Call yourself a graphic designer and you're identified as an artsy computer geek being hired to spice up a document with your wizardly technical skill.
  • Who can begrudge the rewards for three epic movies that were seven years in the making, and combined Tolkien's wizardly storytelling with the cutting edge of new technology?

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