- a person who is versed in or practices alchemy.
Origin of alchemist
- a comedy (1610) by Ben Jonson.
Examples from the Web for alchemist
Well, he was no Svengali, no alchemist and, obviously, they would have happened without him.What It Was Like to Watch the Beatles Become the Beatles—Nik Cohn Remembers
February 9, 2014
Think of story and character as the tools of an alchemist, not those of a builder.Desperately Seeking Charm: Steven Amsterdam on an Elusive Quality
April 1, 2013
I feel like they are the alchemist of the tuber world; they make everything from smooth, soft purees to beautiful crunchy pickles.Fresh Picks
February 23, 2010
With the masked, shape-changing American alchemist, it is impossible to know too much for sure.Dylan's Early Christmas Present
October 13, 2009
The alchemist, hearing of the royal intention, again determined to fly.
The alchemist acted on the hint, and began his experiments, working night and day.
"You must take me there," said Paul, smiling good-humoredly at the reference to the alchemist.
He was not exactly an alchemist; he was an astrologer, and there are the ruins of his tower in the park.
She was more than a merely good cook; she was an alchemist in food stuffs.Gigolo
- a person who practises alchemy
Word Origin and History for alchemist
1510s, from Middle French alquemiste, from Medieval Latin alchimista (see alchemy). Earlier forms were alchemister (late 14c.), alkanamyer (late 15c.).