Found 3 items, similar to magic.
English → Indonesian
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English → English
n 1: any art that invokes supernatural powers
2: an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
[syn: magic trick
, conjuring trick
adj : possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to
supernatural powers; “charming incantations”
signs that protect against adverse influence”
; “'tis now the very witching time of
- Shakespeare; “wizard wands”
; “wizardly powers”
English → English
, Magical \Mag"ic*al\
, a. [L. magicus, Gr. ?, fr.
?: cf. F. magique. See Magi
1. Pertaining to the hidden wisdom supposed to be possessed
by the Magi; relating to the occult powers of nature, and
the producing of effects by their agency.
2. Performed by, or proceeding from, occult and superhuman
agencies; done by, or seemingly done by, enchantment or
sorcery; as, a magical spell. Hence: Seemingly requiring
more than human power; imposing or startling in
performance; producing effects which seem supernatural or
very extraordinary; having extraordinary properties; as, a
magic lantern; a magic square or circle.
The painter's magic skill. --Cowper.
Note: Although with certain words magic is used more than
magical, -- as, magic circle, magic square, magic wand,
-- we may in general say magic or magical; as, a magic
or magical effect; a magic or magical influence, etc.
But when the adjective is predicative, magical, and not
magic, is used; as, the effect was magical.
, a series of concentric circles containing the
numbers 12 to 75 in eight radii, and having somewhat
similar properties to the magic square.
Magic humming bird
(Zo["o]l.), a Mexican humming bird
), having white downy thing tufts.
. See Lantern
, numbers so disposed in parallel and equal
rows in the form of a square, that each row, taken
vertically, horizontally, or diagonally, shall give the
same sum, the same product, or an harmonical series,
according as the numbers taken are in arithmetical,
geometrical, or harmonical progression.
, a wand used by a magician in performing feats
, n. [OE. magique, L. magice, Gr. ? (sc. ?), fr.
?. See Magic
, a., and Magi
1. 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.
An appearance made by some magic. --Chaucer.
2. The art of creating illusions which appear to the observer
to be inexplicable except by some supernatural influence;
it includes simple sleight of hand (legerdemain) as well
as more elaborate stage magic, using special devices
constructed to produce mystifying effects; as, the magic
of David Copperfield. It is practised as an entertainment,
by magicians who do not pretend to have supernatural
, a supposed supernatural power which gave
to spirits a kind of dominion over the planets, and to the
planets an influence over men.
, the art of employing the powers of nature to
produce effects apparently supernatural.
, or Geotic magic
, the invocation of
devils or demons, involving the supposition of some tacit
or express agreement between them and human beings.
Syn: Sorcery; witchcraft; necromancy; conjuration;