Need another word that means the same as “shaman”? Find 4 synonyms and 30 related words for “shaman” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Shaman” are: priest-doctor, medicine man, medicine woman, healer
Shaman as a Noun
Definitions of "Shaman" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “shaman” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A person regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of good and evil spirits, especially among some peoples of northern Asia and North America. Typically such people enter a trance state during a ritual, and practise divination and healing.
- In societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination.
Synonyms of "Shaman" as a noun (4 Words)
|healer||A person who seeks to cure diseases or heal injuries by means other than conventional medical treatment.|
Sport is a great healer that allows some kind of distraction.
|medicine man||The branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques.|
|medicine woman||Something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease.|
|priest-doctor||In societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination.|
Associations of "Shaman" (30 Words)
|alchemist||One who was versed in the practice of alchemy and who sought an elixir of life and a panacea and an alkahest and the philosopher’s stone.|
Some highly imaginative tax shelters dreamed up by the accounting alchemists.
|amulet||A trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease.|
|astrologer||Someone who predicts the future by the positions of the planets and sun and Moon.|
He was advised by astrologers to delay his departure.
|bewitchment||A magical spell.|
|captivated||Filled with wonder and delight.|
|charmed||(of a particle) possessing the property charm.|
I felt that I had a charmed life.
|conjure||(of a word, sound, smell, etc.) cause someone to think of (something.|
She had forgotten how to conjure up the image of her mother s face.
|coven||An assembly of witches; usually 13 witches.|
Covens of militants within the party.
|crone||An ugly old woman.|
|delighted||Filled with wonder and delight.|
A delighted smile.
|disbelieve||Reject as false; refuse to accept.|
He seemed to disbelieve her.
|hypnotist||A person who induces hypnosis.|
A stage hypnotist.
|incantation||The use of words as a magic spell.|
There was no magic in such incantation.
|magic||Move change or create by or as if by magic.|
The magic of the theatre.
|magical||Relating to, using, or resembling magic.|
It was a magical evening of pure nostalgia.
He was the magician of the fan belt.
|mystic||Relating to or resembling mysticism.|
The poetry of the 16th century Spanish mystic St John of the Cross.
|necromancer||One who practices magic or sorcery.|
Dr Faustus a necromancer of the 16th century.
|necromancy||The belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world.|
Alchemy necromancy and other magic practices.
|ritual||A prescribed order for performing a ritual ceremony especially one characteristic of a particular religion or Church.|
Ancient fertility rituals.
|seance||A meeting at which people attempt to make contact with the dead, especially through the agency of a medium.|
The seance was held in the medium s parlor.
|sleight||Adroitness in using the hands.|
Except by sleight of logic the two positions cannot be harmonized.
|sorcerer||A person who claims or is believed to have magic powers; a wizard.|
|sorcery||The use of magic, especially black magic.|
|spell||Orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of.|
Dolly spelled her name.
|talisman||A person regarded as representing and inspiring a particular group.|
Those rings so fresh and gleaming were their talismans.
|trance||Put into a trance.|
She s been tranced and may need waking.
|witch||A follower or practitioner of Wicca or of modern witchcraft.|
He can marry the old witch for all I care.
|witchcraft||The art of sorcery.|
Children and goods were believed to be vulnerable to the witchcraft of jealous neighbours.
How absolutely wizard.