illusionist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n illusionist someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
    • n illusionist a person with unusual powers of foresight
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Illusionist A magician or conjurer who produces illusions by sleight of hand; a prestidigitator.
    • Illusionist One given to illusion; a visionary dreamer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n illusionist One who is subject to illusion; one who trusts in illusions.
    • n illusionist One who produces illusions for deception or entertainment; specifically, a sleight-of-hand performer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Illusionist one who is subject to illusions: one who produces illusions, as sleight-of-hand tricks, for entertainment
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Illude.

Usage

In literature:

That my Brahmin guide was a hypnotist and an illusionist, I have since thought.
"Fire-Tongue" by Sax Rohmer
But he who watches a Chinaman watches an illusionist.
"Dope" by Sax Rohmer
Only nice illusionists and masters of craft abounded.
"Art" by Clive Bell
By this time the scientific reviews had taken him up as a sort of public Illusionist.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
And Fate, who is something of an illusionist herself, plays into the hands of such as he.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
BY T. HAYES, CONJURER AND ILLUSIONIST.
"Peerless Prestidigitation" by Herbert De Caston
Canon Charles Kingsley was the chief illusionist in this matter.
"Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Jacob Holyoake
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In news:

A professional illusionist is going to be in Sioux Center tonight.
Illusionist David Blaine lit up New York's Pier 54 Friday for his latest high voltage feat.
Mike Prestby illusionist program at Calvin.
Illusionist goes high voltage with latest stunt.
Illusionist David Blaine attends a special screening of "Filth and Wisdom" in more.
Vegas Entertainer and Illusionist , Penn Jillette Visits WGN.
Illusionist Paul Gertner demonstrates the danger of technology.
Mindreading, Magic, and iPads, illusionist Paul Gertner attempts to show us why our addiction to technology is making us stupider.
Rick Smith Jr, a noted illusionist and card thrower, will perform during the Garaway Education Foundation fundraiser at 7 pm March 31 in the Garaway High gymnasium.
Ellen welcomes illusionist Eric Ross who amazes her and she's sitting right in front of him.
COLUMBIA—Alive in Christ Lutheran Church will host illusionist Jeff Copeland on Friday as a part of its Trader Lock In.
Illusionist Mike Super says he will reveal predicted newspaper headline Aug 11 in Clayton.
Oscar-nominated 'The Illusionist ' strikes the most delightful of tones.
' Illusionist ' keeps magic of animation alive.
The Illusionist means to demonstrate that they do.
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