- an entertainer who is skilled in producing illusion by sleight of hand, deceptive devices, etc.; conjurer.
- a person who is skilled in magic; sorcerer.
Origin of magician
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Examples from the Web for magician
He was a magician, an invisible teller of tales with the power to make my sides ache without telling a single joke.When Your Comic Hero Is an Alleged Rapist
November 18, 2014
But I remember the first week when Nigel called me the magician of dance.'So You Think You Can Dance' Winner Ricky Ubeda Is Adorable, and Tired
September 4, 2014
Sara was pregnant, and the magician had to decide whether it was time to lay his cards down.Bob Dylan and the Writing of ‘Blonde on Blonde’ at the Chelsea Hotel
December 3, 2013
Possible redemption comes in the form of Orlando (Jeremy Renner), a magician determined to save Ewa from a live of privation.Cannes Diary: James Gray’s ‘The Immigrant,’ Starring Marion Cotillard, Shines
May 25, 2013
In this clip, Lucille insists she loves all her children equally, but reveals her true feelings on her son, the magician.Lucille Bluth’s Best Mothering Moments in ‘Arrested Development’ (VIDEO)
May 12, 2013
If you did it without that, you are a magician, as Hope once called you.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
He stood like a magician, controlling the phantoms which he had evoked.The Prophetic Pictures (From "Twice Told Tales")
The African magician I find it very difficult to exclude from my Wigwam too.The Uncommercial Traveller
The magician allowed them to do so, and since he had no choice, made the best of it.
When they stopped they found they had reached the palace of the magician.
- another term for conjuror
- a person who practises magic
- a person who has extraordinary skill, influence, or qualities
Word Origin and History for magician
late 14c., from Old French magiciien "magician, sorcerer," from magique (see magic (n.)).