|1.||a male witch or a man who practises or professes to practise magic or sorcery|
|2.||a person who is outstandingly clever in some specified field; expert|
|3.||obsolete a wise man|
|4.||computing a computer program that guides a user through a complex task|
|5.||informal chiefly (Brit) superb; outstanding|
|6.||of or relating to a wizard or wizardry|
|[C15: variant of wissard, from |
a pretender to supernatural knowledge and power, "a knowing one," as the original Hebrew word signifies. Such an one was forbidden on pain of death to practise his deceptions (Lev. 19:31; 20:6, 27; 1 Sam. 28:3; Isa. 8:19; 19:3).