Definition of conjuror in English:


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(also conjurer)
  • 1A person who conjures.

    ‘Once you've done the château, cathedral and the fascinating Maison de la Magie, a museum of magic dedicated to the legendary inventor and conjuror Robert Houdin, born in Blois in 1805, you have numerous chocolatiers to tempt you.’
    • ‘But he is no miracle worker, no conjuror of talent out of thin air.’
    • ‘The very soul of agriculture is at stake here; what we need is not some genetic conjurer with a magic disappearing wand, but a serious social debate about how our food is produced and what price we are prepared to pay for a tomato.’
    • ‘‘You have made a deal now, conjurer,’ the hiss said triumphantly.’
    • ‘In the US music market hers is a name to be reckoned with - the driving force behind the all-female Lilith Fair tour of America and conjurer of some of the most haunting tracks in recent years.’
    • ‘He would rather visit an attorney, who could tell his fate much better than any conjurer, therefore he thought it was impossible they could think that he left his residence to avoid his discreditors.’
    • ‘The object conjured only lasts as long as the conjurer is touching it or until the warmth from the conjurer's hand leaves it.’
    • ‘Much has been said and written about the role of the conjuror in parapsychological research.’
    • ‘We believe that in investigating phenomena of apparently paranormal nature, a qualified conjuror must be closely involved.’
    • ‘The Protestant Almanac, as you might suppose from its name, took a virulent anti-Catholic stance, publishing a list of adulterous or incestuous Popes, 24 of whom were conjurers or sorcerers.’
    • ‘To cast a spell in this game, however, you need a sorcerer (or conjurer, magician, something like that).’
    • ‘He begins to carry out research into the life of his ancestor, and finds dark intimations that he was a sorcerer or conjurer of some sort.’
    1. 1.1mainly British A performer of conjuring tricks; a magician.
      ‘Similarly, they used it to combat the various tricks of magicians and conjurers and to create love or hatred between people.’
      • ‘The one answer I had a hundred times in that hour to offer the interviewees was quite simple: ‘If you had seen those same phenomena performed by a stage conjurer, how would you respond?’’
      • ‘And, ‘people of unimpeachable character’ have also reported that I and many other conjurors performed many miracles, over the years, and they were quite wrong.’
      • ‘The main theme of the magic show, performed by the conjurer and his group at the Collectorate, was to foster communal harmony and national integration.’
      • ‘Street conjurors in India (jadu-wallahs) perform this trick by preparing small pellets of ashes and concealing them at the base of their fingers, then working their fists to powder the pellets and produce the flow of fine ash.’
      • ‘Mostly, though, movement was all; it was like a conjuror's trick: it blurred the reality.’
      • ‘Other cheaters use Morse code with coins and various other tricks known to conjurers.’
      • ‘And on this ship was a magician, a conjurer, whose function was to entertain the passengers.’
      • ‘The sign features strongly in the charts of those who are light on their feet or slight of hand, being traditionally associated with athletes and gymnasts, magicians, conjurers, tricksters, conmen and and pickpockets!’
      • ‘Afterwards they were entertained by a conjuror and a mind-reading act.’
      • ‘Street conjurers, tattooed with magic spells, roamed throughout the ancient world.’
      • ‘In the gradual manufacture of an illusion, the conjurer is only the instrument of the audience.’
      • ‘Do you see yourself/the publisher as a magician, a conjurer?’
      • ‘A single act of the conjurer entertains his audience.’
      • ‘To perform this work, slave healers (midwives, conjurors, diviners, and herbalists) selected from among a lengthy menu of strategies.’
      • ‘The conjuror defies us to discern how the trick is done.’
      • ‘Some conjurers are even said to levitate or to have performed the famous Indian rope trick.’
      • ‘As well as being a comedian, he is considered one of the country's best magicians, certainly one of its sharpest card conjurors.’
      • ‘Used to be you could go to a nightclub and see a comedian, a brass band and a conjuror for the price of a couple drinks.’
      • ‘I judged the fellows to be strolling conjurors, and the boy with the bag to be carrying the tools of their trade.’
      magician, illusionist
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/ˈkänjərər/ /ˈkɑndʒərər/


Middle English partly from conjure, partly from Old French conjureor, conjurere, from medieval Latin conjurator, from Latin conjurare ‘conspire’ (see conjure).