Definition of sorcerer in US English:

sorcerer

noun

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

    • ‘A novel about sorcerers and wizards is slowly gaining popularity among adult readers in the city.’
    • ‘I should have accounted for the sorcerers's power, but it was greater than I expected.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There was so much that people didn't know about magic, even the sorcerers themselves.’
    • ‘The public thought these artillerists to be magicians and sorcerers.’
    • ‘Scared talk of witches and sorcerers was not the attention Avalon needed.’
    • ‘Magicians and sorcerers of every kind were desperately trying to control the magical outbreak but to no avail.’
    • ‘He was one of an elite class of sorcerers with very select powers.’
    • ‘When Siegfried saw Odile, he was instantly drawn to her, for the sorcerer was working his magic.’
    • ‘But how could he have, for he knew it was forbidden for a white wizard to make contact with a black sorcerer or sorcerers.’
    • ‘Zombies are dead bodies with no souls, created by the black magic of voodoo sorcerers.’
    • ‘A band of strong wizards and sorcerers, including myself, started a meeting.’
    • ‘The sacrifice had nothing to do with death, but more or less the converting of a white sorcerer or sorceress into a black one.’
    • ‘The angry sorcerers and sorceresses attacked the remaining wolves at once, until all of them were gone for good.’
    • ‘But Wagner's music casts a spell infinitely more seductive than those wielded by his motley collection of wizards and sorcerers.’
    • ‘Early tales of apprenticeships to magicians and sorcerers intrigued me.’
    • ‘He doesn't describe himself as a magician, a sorcerer, a psychic or indeed any of the labels that carry occult baggage.’
    • ‘Wizards, sorcerers, and other arcane spellcasters of the world, we need to step it up a notch.’
    • ‘Yes - even the powerful, light sorceresses and sorcerers have slight openings in their spells.’
    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

/ˈsôrs(ə)rər//ˈsɔrs(ə)rər/