Meaning of “magic” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] us uk /ˈmædʒɪk/
Extra Examples
The local people still practised a traditional form of magic.She believes astrology is a form of magic.The book examines the use of magic in traditional societies.Modern science has challenged people's belief in magic.The wizard used magic to turn the prince into a frog.

A2 special powers that can make things happen that seem impossible:

Do you believe in magic?

B2 a quality that makes something or someone seem special or exciting:

No one could fail to be charmed by the magic of this beautiful city.
as if by magic

in a way that is surprising and impossible to explain:

Food would appear on the table every day, as if by magic.
→ See also black magic

(Definition of “magic noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)