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 for wizard
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wizard \Wiz"ard\, a.
     1. Enchanting; charming. --Collins.
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     2. Haunted by wizards.
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              Where Deva spreads her wizard stream. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wizard \Wiz"ard\, n. [Probably from wise + -ard.]
     1. A wise man; a sage. [Obs.]
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              See how from far upon the eastern road
              The star-led wizards [Magi] haste with odors sweet!
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. One devoted to the black art; a magician; a conjurer; a
        sorcerer; an enchanter.
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              The wily wizard must be caught.       --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wizard
      adj 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" [syn:
             charming, magic, magical, sorcerous,
             witching(a), wizard(a), wizardly]
      n 1: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field [syn: ace,
           adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin,
           virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar,
           whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz]
      2: one who practices magic or sorcery [syn: sorcerer,
         magician, wizard, necromancer, thaumaturge,
         thaumaturgist]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "wizard":
     Comus, Faust, OK, ace, ace-high, artist, authority, bad, bang-up,
     bonzer, boss, bully, but good, conjurer, cool, corking,
     crackerjack, dandy, delicious, diabolist, diviner, dowser, ducky,
     enchanter, fab, fine and dandy, first-rater, gear, genius,
     good hand, great, groovy, heavy, hot, hunky-dory, jam-up,
     just dandy, keen, mage, magician, magus, mahatma, man of genius,
     marvy, master, master hand, mastermind, mean, miracle-worker, neat,
     necromancer, nifty, nobby, okay, out of sight, past master, peachy,
     peachy-keen, practiced hand, prodigy, professional, proficient,
     ripping, rum, sage, scrumptious, skilled hand, slap-up, smashing,
     solid, something else, sorcerer, spiffing, spiffy, star, stunning,
     superstar, swell, thaumaturge, thaumaturgist, theurgist,
     topnotcher, tough, virtuoso, warlock, water witch, whiz
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  wizard
   n.
  
      1. Transitively, a person who knows how a complex piece of software or
      hardware works (that is, who groks it); esp. someone who can find and fix
      bugs quickly in an emergency. Someone is a hacker if he or she has
      general hacking ability, but is a wizard with respect to something only if
      he or she has specific detailed knowledge of that thing. A good hacker
      could become a wizard for something given the time to study it.
  
      2. The term ?wizard? is also used intransitively of someone who has
      extremely high-level hacking or problem-solving ability.
  
      3. A person who is permitted to do things forbidden to ordinary people; one
      who has wheel privileges on a system.
  
      4. A Unix expert, esp. a Unix systems programmer. This usage is well enough
      established that ?Unix Wizard? is a recognized job title at some
      corporations and to most headhunters.
  
      See guru, lord high fixer. See also deep magic, heavy wizardry, {
      incantation, magic, mutter, rain dance, voodoo programming, wave
      a dead chicken.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  wizard
  
     1. A person who knows how a complex piece of software or
     hardware works (that is, who groks it); especially someone
     who can find and fix bugs quickly in an emergency.  Someone is
     a hacker if he or she has general hacking ability, but is a
     wizard with respect to something only if he or she has
     specific detailed knowledge of that thing.  A good hacker
     could become a wizard for something given the time to study
     it.
  
     2. A person who is permitted to do things forbidden to
     ordinary people; one who has wheel privileges on a system.
  
     3. A Unix expert, especially a Unix systems programmer.  This
     usage is well enough established that "Unix Wizard" is a
     recognised job title at some corporations and to most
     headhunters.
  
     See guru, lord high fixer.  See also deep magic, heavy
     wizardry, incantation, magic, mutter, rain dance,
     voodoo programming, wave a dead chicken.
  
     4. An interactive help utility that guides the user through a
     potentially complex task, such as configuring a PPP driver
     to work with a new modem.  Wizards are often implemented as
     a sequence of dialog boxes which the user can move forward
     and backward through, filling in the details required.  The
     implication is that the expertise of a human wizard in one of
     the above senses is encapsulated in the software wizard,
     allowing the average user to perform expertly.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1998-09-07)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Wizard
     a pretender to supernatural knowledge and power, "a knowing
     one," as the original Hebrew word signifies. Such an one was
     forbidden on pain of death to practise his deceptions (Lev.
     19:31; 20:6, 27; 1 Sam. 28:3; Isa. 8:19; 19:3).
     

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