'Charm' definitions:

Definition of 'charm'

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Attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his smile was part of his appeal to her" [syn: appeal, appealingness, charm]
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, magical spell, charm]
Something believed to bring good luck [syn: charm, good luck charm]
(physics) one of the six flavors of quark
Attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts" [syn: capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant]
Control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft [syn: charm, becharm]
Protect through supernatural powers or charms
Induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money" [syn: charm, influence, tempt]

Definition of 'Charm'

  • Charm \Charm\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Charmed; p. pr. & vb. n. Charming.] [Cf. F. charmer. See Charm, n.]
  • 1. To make music upon; to tune. [Obs. & R.] [1913 Webster]
  • Here we our slender pipes may safely charm. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To subdue, control, or summon by incantation or supernatural influence; to affect by magic. [1913 Webster]
  • No witchcraft charm thee! --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To subdue or overcome by some secret power, or by that which gives pleasure; to allay; to soothe. [1913 Webster]
  • Music the fiercest grief can charm. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. To attract irresistibly; to delight exceedingly; to enchant; to fascinate. [1913 Webster]
  • They, on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. To protect with, or make invulnerable by, spells, charms, or supernatural influences; as, a charmed life. [1913 Webster]
  • I, in my own woe charmed, Could not find death. --Shak.
  • Syn: Syn. - To fascinate; enchant; enrapture; captivate; bewitch; allure; subdue; delight; entice; transport. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Charm'

  • Charm \Charm\ (ch[aum]rm), n. [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song, verse, incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. [,c]asman, [,c]as[=a], a laudatory song, from a root signifying to praise, to sing.]
  • 1. A melody; a song. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • With charm of earliest birds. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • Free liberty to chant our charms at will. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. A word or combination of words sung or spoken in the practice of magic; a magical combination of words, characters, etc.; an incantation. [1913 Webster]
  • My high charms work. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. That which exerts an irresistible power to please and attract; that which fascinates; any alluring quality. [1913 Webster]
  • Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
  • The charm of beauty's powerful glance. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. Anything worn for its supposed efficacy to the wearer in averting ill or securing good fortune. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. Any small decorative object worn on the person, as a seal, a key, a silver whistle, or the like. Bunches of charms are often worn at the watch chain. [1913 Webster]
  • 6. (Physics) a property of certain quarks which may take the value of +1, -1 or 0. [PJC]
  • Syn: Spell; incantation; conjuration; enchantment; fascination; attraction. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Charm'

  • Charm \Charm\, v. i.
  • 1. To use magic arts or occult power; to make use of charms. [1913 Webster]
  • The voice of charmers, charming never so wisely. --Ps. lviii. 5. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To act as, or produce the effect of, a charm; to please greatly; to be fascinating. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To make a musical sound. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'charm'

From: Moby Thesaurus