• (physics) Describing the number of nucleons in a particularly stable isotopic nucleus; 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82, 126, and 184. [from 20th c.]
  • Having supernatural talents, properties or qualities attributed to magic. [from 14th c.]

    "a magic wand; a magic dragon"

  • (colloquial) Great; excellent. [from 20th c.]

    "— I cleaned up the flat while you were out. — Really? Magic!"

  • Pertaining to conjuring tricks or illusions performed for entertainment etc. [from 19th c.]

    "a magic show; a magic trick"

  • Producing extraordinary results, as though through the use of magic; wonderful, amazing. [from 17th c.]

    "a magic moment"


  • A specific ritual or procedure associated with supernatural magic or with mysticism; a spell. [from 14th c.]
  • 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.]
  • A conjuring trick or illusion performed to give the appearance of supernatural phenomena or powers. [from 19th c.]
  • Something producing remarkable results, especially when not fully understood; an enchanting quality; exceptional skill. [from 17th c.]


  • (transitive) To produce, transform (something), (as if) by magic. [from 20th c.]

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