Definition of magic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmædʒɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmædʒɪk//
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  1. 1  having or using special powers to make impossible things happen or seem to happen a magic spell/charm/potion/trick There is no magic formula for passing exams—only hard work. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make everything all right again.
  2. 2  (informal) having a special quality that makes something seem wonderful It was a magic moment when the two sisters were reunited after 30 years. She has a magic touch with the children and they do everything she asks. Trust is the magic ingredient in our relationship.
  3. 3[not before noun] (British English, informal) very good or enjoyable ‘What was the trip like?’ ‘Magic!’
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French magique, from Latin magicus (adjective), late Latin magica (noun), from Greek magikē (tekhnē) ‘(art of) a magus’: magi were regarded as magicians.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: magic