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

n one who practices magic or sorcery

magician, necromancer, sorcerer, thaumaturge, thaumaturgist
Count Alessandro di Cagliostro
Italian who was famous as a magician and alchemist (1743-1795)
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a sorcerer or magician
exorciser, exorcist
someone who practices exorcism
a magician or sorcerer of ancient times
a woman sorcerer
witch doctor
someone who is believed to heal through magical powers
(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
Type of:
a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts

n someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

ace, adept, champion, genius, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, virtuoso, whiz, whizz, wiz
track star
a star runner
Type of:
expert, pundit
a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

adj possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers

wizard wands”
charming, magic, magical, sorcerous, witching, wizardly
not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material

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