Definition of magician noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//məˈdʒɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//məˈdʒɪʃn//
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  1. 1a person who can do magic tricks synonym conjuror They had booked a magician for the children’s party.
  2. 2(in stories) a person who has magic powers synonym sorcerer ‘Fly through the air, little mouse!’ cried the magician.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French magicien, from late Latin magica, from Greek magikē (tekhnē) ‘(art of) a magus’: magi were regarded as magicians.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: magician