wizardlike

wizard

[wiz-erd]
noun
1.
a person who practices magic; magician or sorcerer.
2.
a conjurer or juggler.
3.
Also, whiz, wiz, [wiz] a person of amazing skill or accomplishment: a wizard at chemistry.
4.
Computers. a software feature that guides users through complex procedures with step-by-step instructions, often presented in dialog boxes.
adjective
5.
of or pertaining to a wizard.
6.
7.
British Slang. superb; excellent; wonderful: That's wizard!

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English wisard. See wise1, -ard

wizardlike, adjective


1. enchanter, necromancer, thaumaturge, diviner.
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wizard (ˈwɪzəd)
 
n
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
 
adj
5.  informal chiefly (Brit) superb; outstanding
6.  of or relating to a wizard or wizardry
 
[C15: variant of wissard, from wise1 + -ard]
 
'wizardly
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

wizard
c.1440, "philosopher, sage," from M.E. wys "wise" (see wise (adj.)) + -ard. Cf. Lith. zynyste "magic," zynys "sorcerer," zyne "witch," all from zinoti "to know." The ground sense is perhaps "to know the future." The meaning "one with magical power" did not emerge distinctly
until c.1550, the distinction between philosophy and magic being blurred in the Middle Ages. As a slang word meaning "excellent" it is recorded from 1922.
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Wizard definition


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).

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