(archaic) A corpse or dead body.
, author=Poul Anderson
, title=Time Patrolman
, passage=She saw him again that eventide, but then he was a reddened lich .
(fantasy, roleplay) A reanimated corpse or undead being.
*1974 , (Karl Edward Wagner), ‘Sticks’:
*:It was a lich ’s face – desiccated flesh tight over its skull.
One who uses (or has skill with) magic, mystic items, and magical and mystical practices.
One who is especially skilled or unusually talented in a particular field.
- The wily wizard must be caught.
(computing) A computer program or script used to simplify complex operations, often for an inexperienced user.
- He was a financial wizard , capable of predicting the movements of the stock markets.
(Internet) One of the administrators of a multi-user dungeon.
* 1997 , Philip Agre, Douglas Schuler, Reinventing technology, rediscovering community (page 153)
- Use the "Add Network Connection" wizard to connect to a network in a series of simple steps.
* 1997 , Sara Kiesler, Culture of the Internet (page 132)
- Wizards , in general, have a very different experience of mudding than other players. Because of their palpable and extensive extra powers over other players, and because of their special role in MUD society, they are frequently treated differently
(obsolete) A wise man; a sage.
- It is certainly easy to believe the stories I hear of MUD wizards who demand deference and severely punish those who transgress
(slang) an older male virgin, particularly one over 30 years of age
- See how from far upon the eastern road / The star-led wizards [Magi] haste with odours sweet!
* (in magic) conjurer, mage, magician, magic user, mystic, sorcerer, warlock, witch
* (one very skilled or talented) genius, expert, prodigy; see also
* (in computing) assistant
(slang, dated, British) Fine, superb (originally RAF slang).
* 1942 , Quentin James Reynolds, Only the Stars are Neutral
* 1943 , Howard Macy Coffin, Walter Leslie River, Malta Story
- "We had a wizard show," the young leader of an Australian squadron said, trying to keep the excitement out of his voice.
- But he was a wizard flyer, that boy.
To practice wizardry.