magician


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Juggler \Jug"gler\, n. [OE. jogelour, juglur, OF. jogleor,
   jugleor, jongleor, F. jongleur, fr. L. joculator a jester,
   joker, fr. joculus a little jest or joke, dim. of jocus jest,
   joke. See Joke, and cf. Jongleur, Joculator.]
   [1913 Webster]
   1. One who juggles; one who practices or exhibits tricks by
      sleight of hand; one skilled in legerdemain; a conjurer.
      [Archaic]

   Note: This sense is now expressed by magician or
         conjurer.
         [1913 Webster +PJC]

               As nimble jugglers that deceive the eye. --Shak.
         [1913 Webster]

               Jugglers and impostors do daily delude them.
                                                  --Sir T.
                                                  Browne.
         [1913 Webster]

   2. A deceiver; a cheat. --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. A person who juggles objects, i. e. who maintains several
      objects in the air by passing them in turn from one hand
      to another.
      [PJC]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Magician \Ma*gi"cian\, n. [F. magicien. See Magic, n.]
   1. One skilled in magic; one who practices the black art; an
      enchanter; a necromancer; a sorcerer or sorceress; a
      conjurer.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. An entertainer who produces seemingly magical effects by
      clever illusions; most magicians admit that the craft is
      mere illusion, rather than a true supernatural art.
      [PJC]
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