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charm Explained

charm at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


charm at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1300, from O.Fr. charme "incantation," from L. carmen "song, verse, enchantment," from canere "to sing," with dissimilation of -n- to -r- before -m-. The notion is of chanting or reciting verses of magical power. Sense of "pleasing quality" first recorded 1598. Meaning "small trinket fastened to a watch-chain, etc." first recorded 1865. ///

charm at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: charme, from Latin carmen 'song', from canere 'to sing']//
1 [U and C] a special quality someone or something has that makes people like them, feel attracted to them, or be easily influenced by them - used to show approval: charming// --Robert's boyish charm// charm of// --the charm of this small Southern city// --She turned on the charm (=used her charm) to everyone she met.// --The room had no windows and all the charm of a prison cell (=used to say that something has no charm) .//
2 [C] a very small object worn on a chain or bracelet: --a charm bracelet// --a small gold horseshoe worn as a lucky charm //
3 [C] a phrase or action believed to have special magic powers: spell//
4 work like a charm: to work exactly as you had hoped// --The new sales program has worked like a charm.//
charm 2 v [T]
1 to attract someone and make them like you, sometimes in order to make them do something for you: charming// --We were charmed by the friendliness of the local people.//
2 to please and interest someone: --a story that has charmed generations of children//
3 to gain power over someone or something by using magic:

CHARM at English => English (Abklex) Of Explained:


charm at Swedish => English Of Explained:


charm at Swedish => english Of Explained:

charm, glamour

charm at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In particle physics, the property or internal quantum number that is conserved in strong and electromagnetic interactions, but not in weak interactions (see strong force, electromagnetic force, weak force). Charmed particles contain at least one charmed quark; the charm number of these quarks is +1. Charmed antiquarks (see antimatter) have a charm number of -1. The first charmed particle was discovered in 1974.

charm at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

366 Moby Thesaurus words for "charm":
absorb, absorb the attention, adorability, agacerie, agreeability,
agreeableness, alchemy, allay, allure, allurement, amiability,
amulet, anklet, appeal, appealingness, argue into, armlet, arrest,
ascendancy, assuage, attract, attraction, attractiveness,
authority, bait, baited trap, bangle, beads, beauteousness,
beautifulness, beauty, beauty unadorned, becharm, beguile,
beguilement, beguiling, bevy, bewitch, bewitchery, bewitchment,
bijou, bind, blandishment, bloom, bracelet, breastpin, bring over,
bring round, bring to reason, brooch, cajolery, calm, cantrip,
captivate, captivation, carry away, cast a spell, catch, chain,
chaplet, charisma, charmingness, charms, chatelaine, circle, cloud,
clout, come-hither, come-on, con, conjuration, consequence,
control, convince, coronet, covey, credit, crown, cultivation,
culture, curse, decoy, decoy duck, delectate, delight,
delightfulness, desirability, diadem, divination, dominance,
domination, draw, draw on, draw over, drawcard, drawing card,
earring, effect, elegance, eminence, enamor, enchant, enchantment,
endear, endearment, engage, engage the attention,
engage the thoughts, engross, engross the mind,
engross the thoughts, enrapture, enravish, enravishment, enthrall,
enthrallment, enticement, entrance, entrancement, entrapment,
esteem, evil eye, exercise, exorcism, exquisiteness,
extraordinarily, fascinate, fascination, favor, fetish, fetishism,
flight, flirtation, flock, fob, folklore, forbidden fruit, force,
freak out, fylfot, gaggle, gain, gain over, gammadion, gem,
glamour, glow, good feeling, good-luck charm, grab, grace,
gramarye, gratefulness, grip, ground bait, handsomeness, hex, hive,
hold, hold in thrall, hold spellbound, hold the interest, hoodoo,
hook, hook in, hypnotize, immerse, imparadise, importance,
incantation, incidental power, inducement, infatuate,
inflame with love, influence, influentiality, insinuation,
interest, intrigue, inveiglement, invitation, invitingness,
involve, involve the interest, jewel, jinx, juju, jujuism,
knock dead, knock out, leadership, leverage, likability, locket,
lore, lovability, love charm, loveliness, lovesomeness, luck,
lucky bean, lucky piece, lure, luxury, madstone, magic,
magic spell, magnetism, magnetize, malocchio, mascot, mastery,
mesmerize, miraculously, moment, monopolize, mumbo jumbo,
murmuration, natural magic, necklace, necromancy, nose ring, obeah,
obsess, occupy, occupy the attention, outtalk, overcome, perfectly,
periapt, personality, persuade, persuasion, philter, phylactery,
pin, plague, polish, popular belief, potency, power,
precious stone, predominance, preoccupy, preponderance, pressure,
prestige, prettiness, prevail on, prevail upon, prevail with,
pulchritude, pull, purchase, ravish, refinement, reign, repute,
rhinestone, ring, rule, rune, say, scarab, scarabaeus, scarabee,
seduce, seducement, seduction, seductiveness, sell, sell one on,
send, sensuousness, sex appeal, shamanism, skein, slay, snare,
snaring, soothe, sophistication, sorcery, sortilege, spell,
spellbind, spellbinding, spellcasting, spring, stickpin, stone,
suasion, suavity, subdue, subtle influence, successfully, sudarium,
suggestion, superstition, superstitiousness, supremacy, swarm,
swastika, sway, sweetness, sympathetic magic, take, take up,
talisman, talk into, talk over, tantalization, tantalize,
tantalizingness, tempt, temptation, temptingness, thaumaturgia,
thaumaturgics, thaumaturgism, thaumaturgy, the beautiful, theurgy,
thrill, tiara, tickle, tickle pink, titillate, torque, tradition,
transport, trap, upper hand, urbanity, vamp, vampirism, veronica,
voluptuousness, voodoo, voodooism, wampum, wanga, wangle,
wangle into, watch, wear down, weight, weird, whammy, whip hand,
white magic, wile, win, win over, winning ways, winningness,
winsomeness, witch, witchcraft, witchery, witchwork, wizardry,
wooing, wow, wristband, wristlet

charm at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
1 [U] the power of pleasing or attracting people:
a man of great charm * The hotel is full of charm and character.
2 [C] a feature or quality that is pleasing or attractive:
her physical charms (= her beauty)
3 [C] a small object worn on a chain or BRACELET, that is believed to bring good luck:
a lucky charm * a charm bracelet
4 [C] an act or words believed to have magic power
work like a charm to be immediately and completely successful:
Those new pills you gave me worked like a charm.
more at THIRD
1 to please or attract sb in order to make them like you or do what you want:
[VN] He was charmed by her beauty and wit. * [V] Her words had lost their power to charm.
2 [VN] to control or protect sb/sth using magic, or as if using magic:
He has led a charmed life (= he has been lucky even in dangerous or difficult situations).
charm sth out of sb to obtain sth such as information, money, etc. from sb by using charm:
She managed to charm his address out of the porter.

Charm at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Charm \Charm\, 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.]

With charm of earliest birds. --Milton.

Free liberty to chant our charms at will. --Spenser.

2. A word or combination of words sung or spoken in the
practice of magic; a magical combination of words,
characters, etc.; an incantation.

My high charms work. --Shak.

3. That which exerts an irresistible power to please and
attract; that which fascinates; any alluring quality.

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.

The charm of beauty's powerful glance. --Milton.

4. Anything worn for its supposed efficacy to the wearer in
averting ill or securing good fortune.

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.

Syn: Syn. - Spell; incantation; conjuration; enchantment;
fascination; attraction.

Charm \Charm\, v. i.
1. To use magic arts or occult power; to make use of charms.

The voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.
--Ps. lviii.

2. To act as, or produce the effect of, a charm; to please
greatly; to be fascinating.

3. To make a musical sound. [Obs.] --Milton.

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.]

Here we our slender pipes may safely charm.

2. To subdue, control, or summon by incantation or
supernatural influence; to affect by magic.

No witchcraft charm thee! --Shak.

3. To subdue or overcome by some secret power, or by that
which gives pleasure; to allay; to soothe.

Music the fiercest grief can charm. --Pope.

4. To attract irresistibly; to delight exceedingly; to
enchant; to fascinate.

They, on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund
music charm his ear. --Milton.

5. To protect with, or make invulnerable by, spells, charms,
or supernatural influences; as, a charmed life.

I, in my own woe charmed, Could not find death.

Syn: Syn. - To fascinate; enchant; enrapture; captivate;
bewitch; allure; subdue; delight; entice; transport.

charm at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 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
3: something believed to bring good luck [syn: {good luck charm}]

v 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}]

charm at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: audio » En-us-charm.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology 1

Middle English charme (chant, magic spell)< Old French< Inter: etyl » la carmen (song, incantation)


Inter: en-nou » n
  • An object, act or words believed to have magic power.
    1. : A charm against evil
    2. : It works like a charm.
    3. The ability to persuade, delight or arouse admiration; often constructed in the plural.
    4. : He had great personal charm.
    5. : ''She tried to win him over with her charms.
    6. Inter: physic » s A quantum number of hadrons determined by the quantity of charm quarks & antiquarks.
    7. A small trinket on a bracelet or chain, etc.
    8. : She wears a charm bracelet on her wrist.
      * (something with magic power): amulet, incantation, spell, talisman

  • (quality of arousing delight or admiration): appeal, attraction, charisma
  • (trinket): amulet, dangle, ornament
    * (quality of arousing delight or admiration): boredom, dryness
    Inter: trans-top » something with magic power
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|амулет|m, Inter: t+ » bg|талисман|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|護身符|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|护身符|tr=hùshēnfú|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|betovering, Inter: t- » nl|bezwering, Inter: t+ » nl|ban
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|ĉarmo
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lumous, Inter: t+ » fi|taika
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|φυλαχτό|n|tr=fylachtó
  • : Ancient: Inter: tø » grc|περίαπτον|n|tr=períapton

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|varázslat, Inter: t- » hu|amulett
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|amuleto|m, Inter: t+ » it|incantesimo|m, Inter: qualifier » obsolete Inter: t- » it|malia|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|お守り|tr=おまもり, o-mamori|sc=Jpan
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|zaklęcie|n, Inter: t+ » pl|urok|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|amuletă|f, Inter: t+ » ro|talisman|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|амулет|m|tr=amulét, Inter: t+ » ru|талисман|m|tr=talismán, Inter: t+ » ru|оберег|m|tr=oberég
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|berlock|c, Inter: t+ » sv|amulett|c
    • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|anting-anting

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » quality of inspiring delight or admiration
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|հմայք|tr=hmayk’
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|чар|m, Inter: t+ » bg|обаяние|n
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|魅力|tr=mèilì|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|魔力|tr=mólì|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|půvab|m
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|charme|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|charme
    • Finnish: lumo, tenho, viehätysvoima
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|charme
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Charme|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|γοητεία|f|tr=goiteía

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|incanto|m, Inter: t+ » it|fascino|m, Inter: t- » it|attrattiva|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|魅力|tr=みりょく, miryoku|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|チャーム|tr=chāmu|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|シャルム|tr=sharumu|sc=Jpan
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|urok|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|charme|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|farmec, Inter: t+ » ro|șarm|n, Inter: t- » ro|grație|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|обаяние|n|tr=obajánije, Inter: t+ » ru|очарование|n|tr=očarovánije, Inter: t+ » ru|шарм|m|tr=šarm, Inter: t+ » ru|чары|p|tr=čáry|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|encanto|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|charm|c
  • Tagalog: Inter: t+ » tl|alindog

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » property of subatomic particle
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lumo
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|チャーム|tr=chāmu|sc=Jpan

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|очарование|n|tr=očarovánije

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » trinket
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|charm|c
    • Dutch: bedeltje
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|breloque|f
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|ψευτοστολίδι|n|tr=pseutostolídi
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|talizmán, Inter: t- » hu|amulett

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|amuleto|m, Inter: t- » it|talismano|m, Inter: t- » it|ciondolo|m
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|talizman|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|breloc|n
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|berlock|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » io: charmo

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » id: daya tarik, pesona, gaib, jimat
  • Inter: ttbc » es: dije {{m}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    See also
    * quark


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To seduce, persuade or fascinate someone or something.
    1. : He charmed her with his dashing tales of his days as a sailor.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To use a magical charm upon someone/something.
    3. : ''After winning three games while wearing the chain, Dan began to think it had been charmed.
      * (seduce, entrance or fascinate): delight, enchant, entrance, win one over

  • (use magic): bewitch, enchant, ensorcel, enspell
    Inter: trans-top » seduce, entrance or fascinate
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|հմայել|tr=hmayel
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|очаровам
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|charmere
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|betoveren, Inter: t+ » nl|bezweren
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|fascino

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|oczarować
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|fermeca, Inter: t+ » ro|încânta
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|очаровывать|sc=Cyrl|tr=očaróvyvat' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|очаровать|sc=Cyrl|tr=očarovát' Inter: pf » .;
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|encantar
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|büyülemek

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » use a magical charm
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|հմայել|tr=hmaye
    • Azeri: Inter: t+ » az|ovsunlamaq
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|омагьосвам
    • Dutch: beheksen, betoveren, bezweren
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|ئه‌فسوون کردن|tr=efsún kirdin|sc=ku-Arab
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|fascino
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|zaczarować

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|descânta, Inter: t+ » ro|fermeca, Inter: t+ » ro|vrăji
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|околдовывать|sc=Cyrl|tr=okoldóvyvat' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|околдовать|sc=Cyrl|tr=okoldovát' Inter: pf » .; Inter: t- » ru|зачаровывать|sc=Cyrl|tr=začaróvyvat' Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|зачаровать|sc=Cyrl|tr=začarovát' Inter: pf » .
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|encantar, Inter: t- » es|hechizar
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|büyülemek
  • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|bemagivön

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
  • Inter: ttbc » es: Inter: t- » es|prendar

    Derived terms

    Inter: top » 2
    • charm bracelet
    • charmer

    Inter: mid » 2
  • charming
  • charmless
  • lucky charm
  • work like a charm

  • Inter: botto » m

    Etymology 2

    Variant of Inter: term » chirm, perhaps after Etymology 1, above.


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • The mixed sound of many voices, especially of birds or children.
    1. 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book IV:
    2. : Sweet is the breath of Morn, her rising sweet, / With charm of earliest Birds ....
    3. 1955, William Golding, The Inheritors, Faber and Faber 2005, p. 152:
    4. : The laughter rose like the charm of starlings.
    5. A flock, group (especially of finches).


      * march, March

    Category: Category:English collective nouns -


    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » en|da Inter: term » charm|lang=en.


    Inter: da-noun » en|s
  • charm
    Inter: da-noun-infl » en|s|charmene|7=charmenes

    Etymology 2

    See Inter: term » charme||to charm|lang=da.


    Inter: head » da|verb form

  • Inter: form of » imperative|charme|lang=da

  • Swedish


    * Inter: IPA » lang=sv|/ɧarm/


    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • charm; the ability to persuade, delight, or arouse admiration


    Inter: sv-noun-unc-irreg-c » 2=charmen

    Related terms

    * charma
    • charmant
    • charmera
    • charmig
    • charmerande
    • charmör

    Translation: et » charm
    Translation: el » charm
    Translation: es » charm
    Translation: fr » charm
    Translation: gl » charm
    Translation: ko » charm
    Translation: io » charm
    Translation: it » charm
    Translation: kn » charm
    Translation: kk » charm
    Translation: ku » charm
    Translation: li » charm
    Translation: hu » charm
    Translation: mg » charm
    Translation: ml » charm
    Translation: my » charm
    Translation: ja » charm
    Translation: pl » charm
    Translation: ro » charm
    Translation: ru » charm
    Category: simple:charm -
    Translation: fi » charm
    Translation: sv » charm
    Translation: ta » charm
    Translation: te » charm
    Translation: th » charm
    Translation: vi » charm
    Translation: zh » charm