Definition of sorcerer in English:

sorcerer

noun

  • A person who claims or is believed to have magic powers; a wizard.

    • ‘Magicians and sorcerers of every kind were desperately trying to control the magical outbreak but to no avail.’
    • ‘Wizards, sorcerers, and other arcane spellcasters of the world, we need to step it up a notch.’
    • ‘Witches and sorcerers were thought by many to be the offspring of such unions.’
    • ‘White witches are sorcerers for good rather than their broomstick-bearing evil sisters.’
    • ‘Zombies are dead bodies with no souls, created by the black magic of voodoo sorcerers.’
    • ‘Early tales of apprenticeships to magicians and sorcerers intrigued me.’
    • ‘A novel about sorcerers and wizards is slowly gaining popularity among adult readers in the city.’
    • ‘The angry sorcerers and sorceresses attacked the remaining wolves at once, until all of them were gone for good.’
    • ‘The public thought these artillerists to be magicians and sorcerers.’
    • ‘Scared talk of witches and sorcerers was not the attention Avalon needed.’
    • ‘But Wagner's music casts a spell infinitely more seductive than those wielded by his motley collection of wizards and sorcerers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He doesn't describe himself as a magician, a sorcerer, a psychic or indeed any of the labels that carry occult baggage.’
    • ‘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 band of strong wizards and sorcerers, including myself, started a meeting.’
    • ‘There was so much that people didn't know about magic, even the sorcerers themselves.’
    • ‘Yes - even the powerful, light sorceresses and sorcerers have slight openings in their spells.’
    • ‘But how could he have, for he knew it was forbidden for a white wizard to make contact with a black sorcerer or sorcerers.’
    • ‘He was one of an elite class of sorcerers with very select powers.’
    wizard, witch, magician, black magician, warlock, diviner, occultist, voodooist, sorceress, enchanter, enchantress, necromancer, magus, medicine man, medicine woman, shaman, witch doctor
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Origin

Late Middle English: from sorser (from Old French sorcier, based on Latin sors, sort- ‘lot’) + -er.

Pronunciation

sorcerer

/ˈsɔrs(ə)rər//ˈsôrs(ə)rər/