Associations to the word «Magic»


MAGIC, noun. The use of rituals or actions, especially based on supernatural or occult knowledge, to manipulate or obtain information about the natural world, especially when seen as falling outside the realm of religion; also the forces allegedly drawn on for such practices. [from 14th c.]
MAGIC, noun. A specific ritual or procedure associated with supernatural magic or with mysticism; a spell. [from 14th c.]
MAGIC, noun. Something producing remarkable results, especially when not fully understood; an enchanting quality; exceptional skill. [from 17th c.]
MAGIC, noun. A conjuring trick or illusion performed to give the appearance of supernatural phenomena or powers. [from 19th c.]
MAGIC, adjective. Having supernatural talents, properties or qualities attributed to magic. [from 14th c.]
MAGIC, adjective. Producing extraordinary results, as though through the use of magic; wonderful, amazing. [from 17th c.]
MAGIC, adjective. Pertaining to conjuring tricks or illusions performed for entertainment etc. [from 19th c.]
MAGIC, adjective. (colloquial) Great; excellent. [from 20th c.]
MAGIC, adjective. (physics) Describing the number of nucleons in a particularly stable isotopic nucleus; 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82, 126, and 184. [from 20th c.]
MAGIC, verb. (transitive) To produce, transform (something), (as if) by magic. [from 20th c.]
MAGIC, proper noun. The decrypted Japanese messages produced by US cryptographers in and prior to World War II.
MAGIC ACID, noun. (chemistry) A superacid, FSO3H-SbF5, consisting of a mixture of fluorosulfonic acid and antimony pentafluoride, capable of protonating even weak bases.
MAGIC BULLET, noun. (idiomatic) A simple remedy to a difficult or complex problem, especially a cure for a disease. Often used to refer to a non-existent, overly simplistic remedy.
MAGIC BULLETS, noun. Plural of magic bullet
MAGIC CARPET, noun. (fairy tales) A carpet capable either of magical flight, or instantaneous transport from one place to another, used as a means of travel.
MAGIC CARPET, noun. (skiing) a conveyor belt to transport skiers/snowboarders
MAGIC CARPETS, noun. Plural of magic carpet
MAGIC CIRCLE, noun. (magic) A circle marked by a practioner of magic, used as magical protection or to form a magical area.
MAGIC CIRCLE, noun. (mathematics) An arrangement of natural numbers on circles such that the sum of the numbers on each circle and the sum of numbers on diameter are identical.
MAGIC CIRCLES, noun. Plural of magic circle
MAGIC COOKIE, noun. (computing) A token or short packet of data passed between communicating programs, used to identify a particular event or transaction; the data is typically not meaningful to the recipient program and not usually interpreted until the recipient passes the data back to the sender or another program at a later time.
MAGIC COOKIES, noun. Plural of magic cookie
MAGIC CUBE, noun. By analogy with magic square, an n-by-n-by-n arrangement of n³ numbers such that the numbers in each row, in all columns (horizontal and vertical) and in all main diagonals (of which there are 6*n+4) each have the same sum.
MAGIC CUBE, noun. Rubik's cube
MAGIC CUBE, proper noun. Rubik's Cube
MAGIC CUBES, noun. Plural of magic cube
MAGIC EYE, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see magic,‎ eye.
MAGIC EYE, noun. An autostereogram.
MAGIC EYES, noun. Plural of magic eye
MAGIC KING, noun. Wise man (in the Christmas story)
MAGIC KINGS, noun. Plural of magic king
MAGIC LAMP, noun. (Arab folklore, Arabic fiction and derived works) An oil lamp that can be rubbed in order to summon a genie who grants wishes.
MAGIC LAMPS, noun. Plural of magic lamp
MAGIC LANTERN, noun. An early form of slide projector that could achieve simple animation by moving and merging images.
MAGIC LANTERN, noun. (dated) A slide projector.
MAGIC LANTERN SHOW, noun. (dated) A slideshow, often using an early form of slide projector that could achieve simple animation by moving and merging images.
MAGIC LANTERNS, noun. Plural of magic lantern
MAGIC MARKER, noun. A felt-tipped pen.
MAGIC MARKER, noun. A felt-tipped pen.
MAGIC MARKERS, noun. Plural of magic marker
MAGIC MUD, noun. A mixture of refractory materials used in casting metal
MAGIC MUD, noun. A semi-liquid substance made of cornstarch and water used in children's experiments
MAGIC MUD, noun. A substance used to treat baseballs before they are put into professional play
MAGIC MUG, noun. A mug printed with oxidized ink so that it changes colour when filled with hot liquid; often sold as memorabilia.
MAGIC MUGS, noun. Plural of magic mug
MAGIC MUSHROOM, noun. Any mushroom-like fungus that has psychedelic effects.
MAGIC MUSHROOMS, noun. Plural of magic mushroom
MAGIC NUMBER, noun. (physics) the number of neutrons or protons in nuclei which are required to fill the major quantum shells, and thus produce exceptionally stable nuclei - 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82 & 126
MAGIC NUMBER, noun. (baseball) A metric used to determine a team's required performance to make the playoffs.
MAGIC NUMBER, noun. The sum of one and the wins by one team and losses by an opponent necessary for the team to ensure the opponent cannot catch it in the standings by the end of the regular season. In Major League Baseball, with a regular season of 162 games, the magic number M is calculated as M = 163 - W1 - L2, in which W1 is the leading team's current win total, and L2 is the opponent's current loss total. A magic number of 0 indicates that the trailing team cannot catch the leading team.
MAGIC NUMBER, noun. By extension, the lowest such number that assures a team a playoff berth.
MAGIC NUMBER, noun. (computing)
MAGIC NUMBER, noun. A number which is manually entered into source code, rather than defined somewhere as a named constant; especially one which is arbitrary or lacks explanation.
MAGIC NUMBER, noun. A number which cannot occur in normal use, typically used as a placeholder (e.g. a fictitious date such as 2000-02-32).
MAGIC NUMBER, noun. A hash code, such as those used by some webmail servers to keep track of sessions.
MAGIC NUMBERS, noun. Plural of magic number
MAGIC POINT, noun. (gaming) An indicator of how much magical energy or power a character has in a role-playing game. Abbreviated MP.
MAGIC POINTS, noun. Plural of magic point
MAGIC PUDDING, noun. An limitless or endlessly replenished resource.
MAGIC PUDDINGS, noun. Plural of magic pudding
MAGIC REALISM, noun. A literary style or genre that combines naturalistic details and narrative with surreal or dreamlike elements
MAGIC REALIST, noun. One who creates works in the style of magic realism.
MAGIC REALISTS, noun. Plural of magic realist
MAGIC SMOKE, noun. (humorous) The strong caustic smoke produced by overheating electronic circuits or components.
MAGIC SQUARE, noun. (games) A palindromic square word arrangement, usually in the form of a magic amulet.
MAGIC SQUARE, noun. An n-by-n arrangement of n2 numbers such that the numbers in each row, in each column and along both diagonals all have the same sum.
MAGIC SQUARES, noun. Plural of magic square
MAGIC SWORD, noun. A sword, usually from mythology or fiction, imbued with magical power to increase its strength or grant it other supernatural qualities.
MAGIC SWORDS, noun. Plural of magic sword
MAGIC TRICK, noun. A remarkable act carried out purportedly by magical means but actually by trickery or illusion, generally as a form of entertainment.
MAGIC TRICKS, noun. Plural of magic trick
MAGIC UNDERWEAR, noun. (colloquial) (derogatory) (offensive) temple garment
MAGIC UP, verb. (colloquial) To create something or cause something to come forth, by magic or by some other unexplained means.
MAGIC USER, noun. (fantasy) One who uses (or has skill with) magic.
MAGIC WAND, noun. A stick or staff used to perform magic.
MAGIC WANDS, noun. Plural of magic wand
MAGIC WORD, noun. Any word that has a magical effect when uttered.
MAGIC WORD, noun. (in teaching polite expressions to children) Mnemonic of the word please or thanks.
MAGIC WORDS, noun. Plural of magic word

Dictionary definition

MAGIC, noun. Any art that invokes supernatural powers.
MAGIC, noun. An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers.
MAGIC, adjective. 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".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats