illusionist illusionist  /ɪ ˈlu ʒə nəst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person with unusual powers of foresight
  2. (n) someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience

Usage(s):

  1. Fell almost makes an error while pursuing an illusionist.
  2. It was Einhorn's new rage, and his orbit of friends had expanded to include Uri Geller, the spoon-bending Israeli illusionist.
  3. A white tiger critically hurt illusionist Roy Horn, half of the performing duo Siegfried Roy, at the Mirage Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas in 2003.

News

  1. Amazing Resonance Experiment Video Shows Frequency As The Secret To Complexity

    Nikola Tesla famously said, ?If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.? The video above by the pseudonymous Belgian optical illusionist Brusspup (previously featured on Forbes.com here) has made the best documentation so far of the Chladni plate experiment, where grains of salt are vibrated on a square plate. At certain predictable audio ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. David Copperfield: Now you’ll see him — and his magic — for longer at MGM Grand

    Although illusionist David Copperfield has a new three-year contract and a theater named for him for his new show at MGM ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Sun

  3. Video: Footage from Adam Ondra on Illusionist (5.14d)

    In late May, Adam Ondra established Illusionist (5.14d) in Flatanger, Norway, in the Hanshelleren cave. This is the same area where he put up the world’s first 5.15c, Change.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Climbing Magazine

Quotes

  1. "Bowen's faster than the eye . . . he's really quick with his hands," Jackson said. "He gets in and bothers, but he's back out before the shots are up usually. You've got to give him credit. He's obviously an illusionist at some level."
    on May 29, 2008 By: Phil Jackson Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "We've decided with our new style of play that has taken place in the last nine games that we've added a new assistant coach - (illusionist) David Copperfield," Garrido, 70, joked at a Sunday press conference. "Somebody asked me yesterday...
    on Jun 21, 2009 By: Augie Garrido Source: USA Today

  3. "He is an illusionist, incapable of using a proper game plan and relying on fortune rather than skill," Scharf said. "The fact that he never played football is enough to disqualify him from training the national team. I take my hat off to him...
    on May 19, 2008 By: Shlomo Scharf Source: Times Online

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