One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who claims or is believed to have magic powers; a wizard.
wizard, witch, magician, black magician, warlock, diviner, occultist, voodooist, sorceress, enchanter, enchantress, necromancer, magus, medicine man, medicine woman, shaman, witch doctorView synonyms
- ‘White witches are sorcerers for good rather than their broomstick-bearing evil sisters.’
- ‘The public thought these artillerists to be magicians and sorcerers.’
- ‘Zombies are dead bodies with no souls, created by the black magic of voodoo sorcerers.’
- ‘The angry sorcerers and sorceresses attacked the remaining wolves at once, until all of them were gone for good.’
- ‘He was one of an elite class of sorcerers with very select powers.’
- ‘Early tales of apprenticeships to magicians and sorcerers intrigued me.’
- ‘The sacrifice had nothing to do with death, but more or less the converting of a white sorcerer or sorceress into a black one.’
- ‘A novel about sorcerers and wizards is slowly gaining popularity among adult readers in the city.’
- ‘But Wagner's music casts a spell infinitely more seductive than those wielded by his motley collection of wizards and sorcerers.’
- ‘But how could he have, for he knew it was forbidden for a white wizard to make contact with a black sorcerer or sorcerers.’
- ‘Wizards, sorcerers, and other arcane spellcasters of the world, we need to step it up a notch.’
- ‘There was so much that people didn't know about magic, even the sorcerers themselves.’
- ‘He doesn't describe himself as a magician, a sorcerer, a psychic or indeed any of the labels that carry occult baggage.’
- ‘Yes - even the powerful, light sorceresses and sorcerers have slight openings in their spells.’
- ‘Magicians and sorcerers of every kind were desperately trying to control the magical outbreak but to no avail.’
- ‘A band of strong wizards and sorcerers, including myself, started a meeting.’
- ‘Scared talk of witches and sorcerers was not the attention Avalon needed.’
- ‘I should have accounted for the sorcerers's power, but it was greater than I expected.’
- ‘When Siegfried saw Odile, he was instantly drawn to her, for the sorcerer was working his magic.’
- ‘Witches and sorcerers were thought by many to be the offspring of such unions.’
Late Middle English: from sorser (from Old French sorcier, based on Latin sors, sort- ‘lot’) + -er.
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