wizard

A wizard is a kind of magician. A wise man who can perform magic spells in a fairy tale or fantasy novel is often described as a wizard.

One of the most famous fictional wizards is Harry Potter, who first learns of his magical abilities when Hagrid says, "Harry — yer a wizard." Sometimes wizards are described as male versions of witches, while other stories use the term as a gender-neutral name for anyone with magical powers. Colloquially, you might call someone a wizard if they're truly amazing at what they do (even if it's not magic): "She's a wizard at dog training!"

Definitions of wizard
  1. noun
    one who practices magic or sorcery
    synonyms: magician, necromancer, sorcerer, thaumaturge, thaumaturgist
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    Count Alessandro di Cagliostro
    Italian who was famous as a magician and alchemist (1743-1795)
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    enchanter
    a sorcerer or magician
    exorciser, exorcist
    someone who practices exorcism
    magus
    a magician or sorcerer of ancient times
    sorceress
    a woman sorcerer
    witch doctor
    someone who is believed to heal through magical powers
    Circe
    (Greek mythology) a sorceress who detained Odysseus on her island and turned his men into swine
    conjure man, conjurer, conjuror
    a witch doctor who practices conjury
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    occultist
    a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts
  2. noun
    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    synonyms: ace, adept, champion, genius, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, virtuoso, whiz, whizz, wiz
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    track star
    a star runner
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    expert, pundit
    a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  3. adjective
    possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers
    wizard wands”
    synonyms: charming, magic, magical, sorcerous, witching, wizardly
    supernatural
    not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material
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