I. noun Etymology: Middle English magique, from Middle French, from Latin magice, from Greek magikē, feminine of magikos Magian, magical, from magos magus, sorcerer, of Iranian origin; akin to Old Persian maguš sorcerer Date: 14th century 1. a. the use of means (as charms or spells) believed to have supernatural power over natural forces b. magic rites or incantations 2. a. an extraordinary power or influence seemingly from a supernatural source b. something that seems to cast a spell ; enchantment 3. the art of producing illusions by sleight of hand II. adjective Date: 14th century 1. of or relating to magic 2. a. having seemingly supernatural qualities or powers b. giving a feeling of enchantment • magical adjectivemagically adverb III. transitive verb (magicked; magicking) Date: 1906 to produce, remove, or influence by magic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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