• WordNet 3.6
    • adj magical possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers "charming incantations","magic signs that protect against adverse influence","a magical spell","'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare","wizard wands","wizardly powers"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Fish spill out of the magic basket Fish spill out of the magic basket
The prince and princess work the magic charm The prince and princess work the magic charm
The queen looks into her magic mirror The queen looks into her magic mirror
The Magic Purse The Magic Purse

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Superman The Escape rollercoaster, located in California at Six Flags Magic Mountain, goes from 0 to 100 miles per hour in only 7 seconds
    • Magical Performed by, or proceeding from, occult and superhuman agencies; done by, or seemingly done by, enchantment or sorcery; as, a magical spell. "The painter's magic skill."
    • Magical Pertaining to the hidden wisdom supposed to be possessed by the Magi; relating to the occult powers of nature, and the producing of effects by their agency.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1964 General Mills began marketing Lucky Charms cereal with pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers. The marshmallow bits (technically referred to as marbits) were invented in 1963 by John Holahan. The cereal is marketed using a leprechaun character named Lucky (L.C. Leprechaun is his full name) that touts his cereal as being "Magically Delicious." Over the years the various shapes and colors of the marshmallow bits in the cereal have undergone many changes.
    • magical Same as magic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In July 1981, a tortoise was sentenced to death for murder. Tribal elders in Kyuasini, a village in Kenya, formally condemned the tortoise because they suspected it of causing the death of six people, apparently through magic. However, because none of the villagers was prepared to risk the tortoise's wrath by carrying out the execution, it was instead chained to a tree. The tortoise was later freed after the government promised an official inquiry into the deaths.
    • adjs Magical pertaining to, used in, or done by magic: causing wonderful or startling results
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  • Foka Gomez
    Foka Gomez
    “Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.”
  • Jane Seymour
    Jane Seymour
    “Even though I make those movies, I find myself wishing that more of those magic moments could happen in real life.”
  • John Quincy Adams
    John Quincy Adams
    “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    “Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. magicus, Gr. , fr. : cf. F. magique,. See Magi
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. magique—L.,—Gr. See Magi.


In literature:

Her brother was a Manitou and by his magic she saved us.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
She only knew that suddenly all her magic powers departed from her, leaving her completely helpless.
"The Shadow Witch" by Gertrude Crownfield
She should open to the pupils the magic treasure house of the world's best story and song.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
I procure my gold by means of this magic ring, and at any time I can have as much as I want.
"Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen" by Alexander Chodsko
By this time Inga felt perfect confidence in the Magic Pearls.
"Rinkitink in Oz" by L. Frank Baum
They molded men's strength into weakness with the magic caressing of their sex.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
So it seems reasonable that here they'd have more than the normal amount of magical ability.
"Zeta Exchange" by Ann Wilson
Yet we cannot sit and die because of certain magic which the Stone Breaker is practising.
"The Keepers of the King's Peace" by Edgar Wallace
He knows much magic, but my magic is stronger than his magic, and I will help you.
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
You belong to a magic cabinet, so I suppose you are a magic priest, and can do all sorts of wonderful things if you choose.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various

In poetry:

Ah, stay with me a little while
Here, where the magic shadows rest,
Where all my world is in your smile
And all my heaven on your breast.
"To One Who Pleaded For Candour In Love" by Edith Nesbit
Mute evermore the magic echoes,
That ne'er shall wonders more reveal,
The Poet's home is dark and narrow--
Upon the Singer's lips a seal.
"On The Death Of Pushkin" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Watching from the hill the sunset
'Neath the spreading chestnut tree,
Youthful dreams and visions come yet
Through the years so magically.
"Musings" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
More than this ;-- thy name reminds me
Of three friends, all true and tried
And that name, like magic, binds me
Closer, closer to thy side.
"To The River Charles" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
More sudden yet, more strange
Than magic airs on magic hills that range:--
Of one who'll steep
The soul in soft forgetfulness ere it sleep.
"Fair Eve" by John Freeman
Thou com'st to cheer my waning age,
Sweet vision, waited for so long!
Dove that would seek the poet's cage
Lured by the magic breath of song!
"The Last Blossom" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

ONCE upon a time, in the high hills far away, was a magic kingdom with a secret.
Searching for a magic kingdom.
A Tale of Blacklists, Black Mail and Black Magic .
Call me Black Magic Johnson.
' Black Magic ' Rape Suspect Arrested.
'Raaz 3's' touch of black magic lies in Bipasha Basu.
Rosane Collor, ex-wife of Brazil's former President Fernando Collor de Melo, said the former head of state practiced black magic rituals during his 1990 to 1992 presidency.
Trying To Find That Old Black Magic At Mercer's Restaurant.
Use of black magic revealed in two ancient curses.
Black magic revealed in two ancient curses.
Enjoying a terrific slice of chocolate cake – like putting on the perfect cozy sweater on a crisp autmn day – can feel magical.
Sharon Van Etten's Haunting "Magic Chords " Video.
The magic of pate-a- choux .
Magic's fantastic fours officially christen Amway Center.
Jason Richardson was a key component of the Magic's 4-point heroics.

In science:

Then Section 3 will deal with the Lie superalgebras of derivations of the Jordan superalgebras of 3 × 3 hermitian matrices over unital composition superalgebras, and their relationship to the first row of the extended Freudenthal Magic Square.
The extended Freudenthal Magic Square and Jordan algebras
Section 4 will will be devoted to orthogonal triple systems, some of the simple Lie superalgebras constructed out of them in [Eld06b], and their connections to the column of the extended Freudenthal Magic Square which correspond to the three dimensional composition superalgebras.
The extended Freudenthal Magic Square and Jordan algebras
It gives a symmetric and simple construction of Freudenthal Magic Square.
The extended Freudenthal Magic Square and Jordan algebras
Therefore, the Lie superalgebras g(S, S4,2 ) in the extended Freudenthal Magic Square, for a para-Hurwitz algebra S , are essentially the new simple Lie superalgebras in [Eld06b, Theorem 3.2].
The extended Freudenthal Magic Square and Jordan algebras
Sudbery, Magic Squares of Lie Algebras, arXiv:math.
The extended Freudenthal Magic Square and Jordan algebras