Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A performer of miracles or magic feats.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A performer of thaumaturgy; a magician.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A magician; a wonder worker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A worker of miracles; a wonder-worker; one who deals in wonders or (alleged) supernatural works.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one who practices magic or sorcery

Etymologies

Greek thaumatourgos : thauma, thaumat-, wonder + ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • As pandemonium's thaumaturge, the snake, the venom and the sting,

    The Lucifer Cantos 4/13

  • Visit a shaman, enchantress or thaumaturge who (for a fee) will help you rediscover your muse.

    Top Ten Things a Writer Does to Write That They Don't Tell Anyone

  • En ce sens, le site referencement-magie est assez prometteur : le mage N'Bolo Googlyaoo, grand thaumaturge reconnu mondialement vu à la Télé vous dévoile les sortilèges qu'il a mis au point pour optimiser votre référencement et faire de vous le site numéro 1...

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  • But while US law forbids the use of occult lore derived from pre-human sources by unlicensed individuals, and while the treaty forbids its use by the US military as a weapon of war, as far as I know there's no reason why some licensed thaumaturge inside the US army couldn't have asked the late soldier if his mother could read his email.

    Science News

  • The fictional teen thaumaturge has helped make her a top celebrity, one of the most powerful women in the world and a billionaire to boot--so that's perhaps not remarkable.

    U.K. Faces Of The Week, Jan. 2-6

  • The fictional teen thaumaturge has helped make her a top celebrity, one of the most powerful women in the world, and a billionaire to boot, so that's perhaps not remarkable.

    Rowling To Start 'Potter' Finale, Dreads End

  • Later, I worked it up to more than 70,000 words with a subplot about a thaumaturge and threw in a handful of Mullah Nasruddinesque stories, and eventually got it published by Maxwell Macmillan Canada just in time for the Robert Maxwell empire to collapse and tumble the book into limbo.

    Archive 2005-04-01

  • To this redemptive mission, every time out, he brings all his many avatars: prophet, citizen, pilgrim, thaumaturge, Sam Spade, and Joe Hill.

    The Prophet

  • Or was its magical action so rarefied and esoteric that only some scholarly armchair-thaumaturge would find any use for it?

    Conqueror's Moon

  • Like every licensed thaumaturge, she knew her physical sciences, including the conservation laws.

    Operation Luna

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  • "It is full of people working magic—warlocks, witches, thaumaturges, sorcerers, fakirs, conjurors, hexers, magicians, mages, shamans, diviners, and many more—from the lowest Certified witch right up o the most powerful of enchanters."
    The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume 1, by Diana Wynne Jones

    March 4, 2014

  • "In another twist to the myth, his Head of Department, the ageless and loathsome Vermishank, was not a plodding epigone but an exceptional bio-thaumaturge, who had nixed Isaac's research less because it was unorthodox than because it was going nowhere." From Perdido Street Station by China Meiville.

    September 18, 2011

  • Thanks for pointing out this word, seanahan. Always did like it, especially the origin.

    July 29, 2007

  • From the Greek it is literally "worker of wonders".

    July 29, 2007