- An example of a wizard is the character Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings.
- An example of a wizard is someone with exceptional math skills.
- Obs. a sage
- a magician; conjurer; sorcerer
- Informal a person exceptionally gifted or clever at a specified activity
Origin of wizardMiddle English wisard, probably from wis, wise + -ard, -ard
- of wizards or wizardry
- Brit., Informal excellent
- One who practices magic; a sorcerer or magician.
- A skilled or clever person: a wizard at math.
- Archaic A sage.
- Chiefly British Slang Excellent.
- Archaic Of or relating to wizards or wizardry.
Origin of wizardMiddle English wisard wise wise ; see wise 1. -ard pejorative suff. ; see -ard .
- One who uses (has skill with) magic, mystic items, and magical and mystical practices.
- One who is especially skilled or unusually talented in a particular field.
- He was a financial wizard, capable of predicting the movements of the stock markets.
- (computing) A computer program or script used to simplify complex operations, often for an inexperienced user.
- Use the "Add Network Connection" wizard to connect to a network in a series of simple steps.
- (Internet) One of the administrators of a multi-user dungeon.
(third-person singular simple present wizards, present participle wizarding, simple past and past participle wizarded)
- (intransitive) To practice wizardry.
- To conjure.
From Middle English wys (“wise") +"Ž -ard.
wizard - Computer Definition
A sequential on-screen dialog that assists the user in some manner. For example, installation programs are often called "installation wizards" because they provide a series of steps with options. Wizards are widely used to troubleshoot problems with software or hardware, offering a sequence of questions and multiple choice answers. The step-by-step sequence is the main attribute of a wizard. See help system.