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Dictionary Definition

charm

Noun

1 attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his smile was part of his appeal to her" [syn: appeal, appealingness]
2 a verbal formula believed to have magical force; "he whispered a spell as he moved his hands"; "inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese" [syn: spell, magic spell]
3 something believed to bring good luck [syn: good luck charm]

Verb

1 attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts" [syn: capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant]
2 control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft [syn: becharm]
3 protect through supernatural powers or charms
4 induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money" [syn: influence, tempt]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Middle English charme (chant, magic spell)< Old French< carmen (song, incantation)

Noun

  1. A small trinket on a bracelet or chain, etc.
    She wears a charm bracelet on her wrist.
  2. An object, act or words believed to have magic power.
    A charm against evil
    It works like a charm.
  3. The ability to persuade, delight, or arouse admiration; often constructed in the plural.
    He had great personal charm.
    She tried to win him over with her charms.
  4. A property of some subatomic particles.

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Antonyms

Translations

trinket
something with magic power
quality of inspiring delight or admiration
property of subatomic particle
  • Japanese: (chāmu)

See also

Verb

  1. To seduce, persuade, or fascinate someone or something.
    He charmed her with his dashing tales of his days as a sailor.
  2. To use magic upon something.
    After winning three games while wearing the chain, Dan began to think it had been charmed.

Synonyms

Translations

Noun

charm
  1. charm; the ability to persuade, delight, or arouse admiration

Extensive Definition

Charm or charms may refer to:
In paranormal magic:
In physics:
Other:
charm in Danish: Charme
charm in German: Charme
charm in Persian: افسون

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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