wizard

[ wiz-erd ]
/ ˈwɪz ərd /

noun

a person who practices magic; magician or sorcerer.
a conjurer or juggler.
Also whiz, wiz [wiz] /wɪz/. a person of amazing skill or accomplishment: a wizard at chemistry.
Computers. a software feature that guides users through complex procedures with step-by-step instructions, often presented in dialog boxes.

adjective

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Origin of wizard

First recorded in 1400–50, wizard is from the late Middle English word wisard. See wise1, -ard

OTHER WORDS FROM wizard

wiz·ard·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for wizard

wizard
/ (ˈwɪzəd) /

noun

a male witch or a man who practises or professes to practise magic or sorcery
a person who is outstandingly clever in some specified field; expert
obsolete a wise man
computing a computer program that guides a user through a complex task

adjective

informal, mainly British superb; outstanding
of or relating to a wizard or wizardry

Derived forms of wizard

wizardly, adjective

Word Origin for wizard

C15: variant of wissard, from wise 1 + -ard
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