AskDefine | Define magician

Dictionary Definition



1 someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience [syn: prestidigitator, conjurer, conjuror, illusionist]
2 one who practices magic or sorcery [syn: sorcerer, wizard, necromancer]

User Contributed Dictionary



From magic + -ian.


  • /məˈʤɪʃən/, /m@"dZIS@n/
  • Hyphenation: ma·gi·cian
    Rhymes with: -ɪʃən


  1. A person who plays with or practices magic.
  2. A spiritualist or practitioner of mystic arts qualifier often derogatory.
  3. A performer of tricks or an escapologist.
  4. A talented craftsman or scientist.
  5. A person who is an enigma.


practitioner of magic
  • Czech: kouzelník
  • Hungarian: mágus, bűvész
  • West Frisian: tsjoender
spiritualist or practitioner of mystic arts
  • West Frisian: tsjoender
a performer of tricks
  • Polish: magik
  • Portuguese: mágico, ilusionista
talented craftsman or scientist
person who is an enigma

Extensive Definition

Magician or The Magician may also refer to:
In music: In literature:
In film and television:
In sport:
  • Fabrice Santoro, French tennis player, commonly referred to as 'The Magician'
In other media:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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