- a person who practices sorcery; black magician; wizard.
Origin of sorcerer
Examples from the Web for sorcerer
America was like a “sorcerer,” he said, holding other nations under its powerful spell to keep them from supporting the rebels.Can the Syrian Rebels Unite?
November 30, 2012
Early in the year, Hagrid brings a package to Hogwarts, the Sorcerer's Stone, which grants immortality.Catch Up on Harry Potter: Watch 13 Key Moments
November 17, 2010
Only once did a sorcerer succeed in wounding Notscha in the left arm.
In the course of time one of his pupils insulted the sorcerer.
And now when it was too late, the soldiers realized that the sorcerer had tricked them.
The latter, however, feared that the sorcerer might make himself invisible.
It must have been at the second watch of the night and the sorcerer had not yet come back.
feminine sorceress (ˈsɔːsərɪs)
- a person who seeks to control and use magic powers; a wizard or magician
Word Origin and History for sorcerer
early 15c., from earlier sorcer (late 14c.), from Old French sorcier, from Medieval Latin sortarius "teller of fortunes by lot; sorcerer" (also source of Spanish sortero, Italian sortiere-; see sorcery). With superfluous -er, as in poulterer, upholsterer. Sorcerer's apprentice translates l'apprenti sorcier, title of a symphonic poem by Paul Dukas (1897) based on a Goethe ballad ("Der Zauberlehrling," 1797), but the common figurative use of the term (1952) comes after Disney's "Fantasia" (1940).