- The definition of magic is producing mysterious or extraordinary results.
An example of magic used as an adjective is in the phrase "magic potion" which means a potion that works in mysterious, unexplainable ways.
- Magic is defined as the art of using spells, charms and rituals to control supernational forces, or the art of performing tricks and illusions.
An example of magic is pulling a rabbit out of a previously empty hat.
Was it magic that brought this rabbit out of the hat?
A magic trick.
magic definition by Webster's New World
- the use of spells, charms, and rituals in seeking or pretending to cause or control events or to govern certain natural or supernatural forces; occultism
- such spells, charms, etc.
- any mysterious, seemingly inexplicable, or extraordinary power or quality: the magic of love
- the art or performing skill of producing baffling effects or illusions by sleight of hand, concealed apparatus, etc.
Origin: Middle English magike ; from Old French magique ; from Classical Latin magice ; from Classical Greek magikē (technē), magic (art), sorcery ; from magikos, of the Magi: see Magi
- of, produced by, used in, or using magic
- producing extraordinary results, as if by magic or supernatural means
Origin: L magicus < Gr magikos
magic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The art that purports to control or forecast natural events, effects, or forces by invoking the supernatural.
- a. The practice of using charms, spells, or rituals to attempt to produce supernatural effects or control events in nature.b. The charms, spells, and rituals so used.
- The exercise of sleight of hand or conjuring for entertainment.
- A mysterious quality of enchantment: “For me the names of those men breathed the magic of the past” (Max Beerbohm).
- Of, relating to, or invoking the supernatural: “stubborn unlaid ghost/That breaks his magic chains at curfew time” (John Milton).
- Possessing distinctive qualities that produce unaccountable or baffling effects.
Origin: Middle English magik, from Old French magique, from Late Latin magica, from Latin magicē, from Greek magikē, from feminine of magikos, of the Magi, magical, from magos, magician, magus; see Magus .