Definition of Charm

1. Noun. Attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates. "His smile was part of his appeal to her"

Exact synonyms: Appeal, Appealingness
Generic synonyms: Attractiveness
Specialized synonyms: Siren Call, Siren Song, Winsomeness
Derivative terms: Appeal, Appealing, Appealing

2. Verb. Attract; cause to be enamored. "The performance is likely to charm Sue"; "She captured all the men's hearts"

3. Noun. A verbal formula believed to have magical force. "Inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese"

4. Verb. Control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft.
Exact synonyms: Becharm
Specialized synonyms: Bewitch, Enchant, Glamour, Hex, Jinx, Witch
Generic synonyms: Command, Control

5. Noun. Something believed to bring good luck.
Exact synonyms: Good Luck Charm
Generic synonyms: Object, Physical Object
Specialized synonyms: Amulet, Talisman, Fetich, Fetish, Hoodoo, Juju, Voodoo

6. Verb. Protect through supernatural powers or charms.
Generic synonyms: Protect

7. Noun. (physics) one of the six flavors of quark.
Generic synonyms: Flavor, Flavour
Category relationships: High Energy Physics, High-energy Physics, Particle Physics

8. Verb. Induce into action by using one's charm. "They charm him to write the letter"; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"
Exact synonyms: Influence, Tempt
Generic synonyms: Persuade
Specialized synonyms: Bewitch, Magnetise, Magnetize, Mesmerise, Mesmerize, Spellbind
Derivative terms: Influence, Influence, Influence, Temptable, Temptation, Tempter

Definition of Charm

1. n. A melody; a song.

2. v. t. To make music upon; to tune.

3. v. i. To use magic arts or occult power; to make use of charms.

Definition of Charm

1. Noun. An object, act or words believed to have magic power. ¹

2. Noun. The ability to persuade, delight or arouse admiration; often constructed in the plural. ¹

3. Noun. (physics) A quantum number of hadrons determined by the quantity of charm quarks & antiquarks. ¹

4. Noun. A small trinket on a bracelet or chain, etc. ¹

5. Verb. To seduce, persuade or fascinate someone or something. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To use a magical charm upon someone/something. ¹

7. Noun. The mixed sound of many voices, especially of birds or children. ¹

8. Noun. A flock, group (especially of finches). ¹

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Definition of Charm

1. to attract irresistibly [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Charm

charley horse
charlie horse
charlotte russe
charm (current term)
charm offensive
charm quark
charm quarks
charm school
charmed life

Literary usage of Charm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"RIDDLE OR charm? (Vol. xiii., p. 421.) The first of the riddles recorded in Miss ... She did not know why it was supposed to be a charm, but it was always ..."

2. Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1899)
"Even he, however, will feel compelled to acknowledge the rare charm which a flying visit reveals. He will carry away with him a confused impression of an ..."

3. Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1900)
"For charm and variety of scenery there is perhaps no other valley or portion of a valley in Yorkshire which can put forward greater claims to notice. ..."

4. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"Wouldest thou lose thyself and catch no harm, And find thyself again without a charm ? Wouldst read thyself, and read thou knowest not what, ..."

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