wizard

Definitions

  • THE TWELVE LOST PRINCESSES AND THE WIZARD KING
    THE TWELVE LOST PRINCESSES AND THE WIZARD KING
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj wizard 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"
    • n wizard someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    • n wizard one who practices magic or sorcery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Shirley Temple was considered to play the role of Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz."
    • Wizard A wise man; a sage. "See how from far upon the eastern road
      The star-led wizards Magi] haste with odors sweet!"
    • Wizard Enchanting; charming.
    • Wizard Haunted by wizards. "Where Deva spreads her wizard stream."
    • Wizard One devoted to the black art; a magician; a conjurer; a sorcerer; an enchanter. "The wily wizard must be caught."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The ruby red slippers in the movie "The Wizard of Oz" were sold off at an auction for $660,000
    • wizard To effect by wizardry or enchantment.
    • n wizard A wise man; a sage.
    • n wizard A proficient in the occult sciences; an adept in the black art; one supposed to possess supernatural powers, generally from having leagued himself with the Evil One; a sorcerer; an enchanter; a magician; hence, a title occasionally applied to, or assumed by, modern performers of legerdemain; a conjuror; a juggler. See witch.
    • wizard Magic; having magical powers; enchanting: as, a wizard spell.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The real name of Toto the dog in "The Wizard Of Oz" was Terry
    • n Wizard wiz′ard one who practises witchcraft or magic:
    • adj Wizard with magical powers
    • n Wizard wiz′ard (obs.) a wise man
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Quotations

  • Wizard of Oz Movie
    Wizard of Oz Movie
    “A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved, by others. (Wizard to the Tin Man)”
  • Helen Keller
    Helen%20Keller
    “Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Probably from wise, + -ard,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. guiscart—Ice. vizkr (for vitskr), from vita, to know.

Usage

In literature:

After supper the folding doors opened again, and the wizard brought in the princess for the prince to guard.
"Folk Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
Mount Fairfax, the Wizard Hills, and Champion Bay.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
Within the depths of the mountains which bordered the Valley of Mo to the east lived a Wicked Wizard in a cavern of rubies.
"The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People" by L. Frank Baum
The birth of Ciaran was prophesied by Lugbrann the wizard of the aforesaid king.
"The Latin & Irish Lives of Ciaran" by Anonymous
The wizards fled into the darkness of the night.
"The Book of Missionary Heroes" by Basil Mathews
For there was the Wizard's Slough itself, as black as death, and bubbling, with a few scant yellow reeds in a ring around it.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
This Swan was a great wizard, and he was Hallgerda's mother's brother.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
As soon as he gets a photo that shows Croutha with firearms, he'll have a Wizard Trader time line.
"Time Crime" by H. Beam Piper
Pushing the wizard aside, this Indian faced the audience.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
Oh, she would warrant her daughter loved this wizard!
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
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In poetry:

And to have seen how he did writhe
When this her tale she told,
It would have made a wizard's blood
Within his heart run cold.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
He, too, had now one seeming radiant arm
Around me as in love;
Its touch had something of a wizard's charm,
'Gainst which I never strove:
"The Two Angels" by Alexander Anderson
Where spells were wrought he sat alone,
The wizard touching minds of men
Through far-swung avenues of power,
And proudly held the magic pen.
"Power against Power" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
A Shape so ghost-like by the sun,
With smiles that chill as dusks descend!
The glancing wizard, stern and pale,
Admits the presence of the End.
"Power against Power" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
By the dark wall it beckons still,
By evening light it darkly stays;
The wizard looks, and his great life
Thrills with the sense of finished days.
"Power against Power" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
And thus thy wizard skill can weave
Music's soft twilight o'er the breast,
As mingling day and night, at eve,
Robe the far purpling hills for rest.
"To A Lady Who Had Been Singing" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich

In news:

NBA TNT analyst Charles Barkley isn't a big fan of the Wizards.
An Older, Wiser Wizard, But Still That Crafty Lad .
Wizards' Ronny Turiaf being patient with return from broken left hand.
"This is just like Yu-Gi-Oh," declared the wizard, a 10-year-old boy named Carter.
One of the most popular is "The Wizard of Oz".
" The Wiz­ard of Oz" graced the Mor­row County Com­mu­nity this past week­end and was a huge success.
11 games in, Wizards a lost cause .
Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman argues with referee James Williams in more.
0-11 not killing Wizards' belief wins are near.
Getting locked in wizard prison can't stop the bad boy of British business.
Wizards Aim to Make Noise With Their Play, Keep Lakers Fans Quiet at Verizon Center.
Wizards Coach Ed Tapscott, left, wants a performance tonight at Verizon Center that is worthy of drowning out cheering from any Lakers fans.
Earl Barron arrived in Toronto expecting to get an opportunity to play with the Wizards short on healthy big men.
Our Marxist Wizard of Oz.
As season approaches merciful end, Wizards finally figuring out how to win games.
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In science:

Smith’s recommendation), April uses the “Find Wizard” option on the main screen.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The “Find” screen has two options, “Easy Answer Questions” and the “Find Wizard”.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The Find Wizard feature enables the user to recall information using a browse-like service.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
As the user goes through the Find Wizard to recall information, she may narrow down the information space over which she browses by selecting from different options.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
In the “Find Wizard” screen (Figure 4-8), the user may choose from different data type options like people, places, times, documents, etc.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
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