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Definitions of magic

  1. possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers; " charming incantations"; " magic signs that protect against adverse influence"; " a magical spell"; " 'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare; " wizard wands"; " wizardly powers"
  2. an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
  3. any art that invokes supernatural powers
  4. A comprehensive name for all of the pretended arts which claim to produce effects by the assistance of supernatural beings, or departed spirits, or by a mastery of secret forces in nature attained by a study of occult science, including enchantment, conjuration, witchcraft, sorcery, necromancy, incantation, etc.
  5. Alt. of Magical
  6. Beliefs and practices concerned with producing desired results through supernatural forces or agents as with the manipulation of fetishes or rituals.
  7. Sleight of hand.
  8. The pretended art of working by power over the hidden forces of nature or by the assistance of supernatural beings; sorcery; witchcraft; enchantment; any hidden or secret power; as, the magic of beauty.
  9. Pertaining to, produced by, or exercising more than, human power; enchanted.
  10. Magical.
  11. Magically.
  12. The science of the Magi: the pretended art of producing marvellous results contrary to nature, generally by evoking spirits: enchantment: sorcery.
  13. Enchantment; sorcery; jugglery.
  14. Magic, magical.
  15. Of the nature of magic; having magical power; magical.
  16. Any supposed supernatural art; necromancy.
  17. Pertaining to, or used by magic, employing magic; as if done by magic. Magic square, a series of numbers so arranged in a square that the vertical, horizontal, and diagonal columns give the same sum. Magic lantern, an optical instrument by means of which images of small pictures, considerably magnified, are exhibited upon a wall or screen in a dark room.
  18. The pretended art of bringing into action the agency of supernatural beings; a wonderful effect produced in some mysterious way; sorcery; witchcraft. Natural magic, the art of employing the powers of nature to produce effects apparently supernatural.
  19. The pretended art or science of working by the aid or power of spirits; sorcery; enchantment; the secret operation of natural causes, as natural magic.
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Usage examples for magic

  1. " It all sounds like magic Isabelle had said doubtfully. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  2. The fifth stone is a magic stone, my David, Made up of fear and failure, lies and loss. – This Is the End by Stella Benson
  3. What a magic sound have these words for him who has learnt for himself their real meaning. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  4. Suddenly it ceased as if by magic – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  5. They sought after the secret of giving a man double strength without magic – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  6. They had worked their evil magic on the Zara: had she not ordered that their lives be spared? – The Copper-Clad World by Harl Vincent
  7. And with this bright light in her face, which soon became to her the candle in that dark room left so far behind, she fared away to the magic land of beautiful make- believe. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  8. The world of magic became almost ordinary. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  9. No, no, my friends, if the she- wolf wants to escape she must use magic and make wings grow on her shoulders and fly away. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  10. It was but half an hour since the attack had begun, but the appearance of the town had changed as if by magic – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  11. For me, I take it for pure magic this life of mine. – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  12. All of a man's life is needed to learn certain things of magic – The Flute of the Gods by Marah Ellis Ryan
  13. And surely there was magic in his touch, for almost immediately her weeping ceased. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  14. The Magic in this garden has made me stand up and know I am going to live to be a man. – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. The very aspect of the city changed like magic – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. They realize that there must be something beyond what they can see and handle, but they think it's magic – Oomphel in the Sky by Henry Beam Piper
  17. At the end of the path upon which they had entered they fancied they observed, as in some magic glass, the one the fruits, the other the glory of success. – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  18. There was magic here. – Day of the Druid by Knut Enferd
  19. They have magic but the heart does not sing to that magic only the eyes see it. – The Flute of the Gods by Marah Ellis Ryan
  20. Surely, there must be some magic about this. – Jack and the Check Book by John Kendrick Bangs
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