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charm

 (chärm)
n.
1.
a. The power or quality of pleasing or delighting; appeal: an old house with a lot of charm.
b. A quality that pleases or attracts; a delightful characteristic: A mischievous grin was among the child's many charms.
2. A small ornament, such as one worn on a bracelet.
3.
a. An item worn for its supposed magical benefit, as in warding off evil; an amulet.
b. An action or formula thought to have magical power.
4. Physics
a. A quantum property of subatomic particles that is conserved in electromagnetic and strong interactions but may not be conserved in weak interactions that cause the decay of particles containing charm quarks.
b. The quantum number that represents the charm property, equal to the difference between the number of charm quarks and the number of charm antiquarks.
v. charmed, charm·ing, charms
v.tr.
1. To delight or fascinate: the simple elegance of the meal charmed the guests.
2. To induce by means of strong personal attractiveness: charmed the guard into admitting them without invitations.
3. To cast or seem to cast a spell on; bewitch.
v.intr.
1. To be alluring or pleasing.
2. To function as an amulet or charm.
3. To use magic spells.

[Middle English charme, magic spell, from Old French, from Latin carmen, incantation; see kan- in Indo-European roots.]

charm′ing·ly adv.
charm′less adj.
Synonyms: charm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, enchant, entrance2, fascinate
These verbs mean to delight so much that one's interest and attention are held: a performance that charmed the theater critic; a gourmet meal that beguiles discerning diners; a musical comedy that bewitched its audience; a novel that captivates its readers; a child who enchanted his grandparents; music that entrances its listeners; a celebrity who fascinated her interviewer.
Antonym: repel

charm

(tʃɑːm)
n
1. the quality of pleasing, fascinating, or attracting people
2. a pleasing or attractive feature
3. (Alternative Belief Systems) a small object worn or kept for supposed magical powers of protection; amulet; talisman
4. (Jewellery) a trinket worn on a bracelet
5. (Alternative Belief Systems) a magic spell; enchantment
6. (Alternative Belief Systems) a formula or action used in casting such a spell
7. (General Physics) physics an internal quantum number of certain elementary particles, used to explain some scattering experiments
8. like a charm perfectly; successfully
vb
9. to attract or fascinate; delight greatly
10. (Alternative Belief Systems) to cast a magic spell on
11. (Alternative Belief Systems) to protect, influence, or heal, supposedly by magic
12. (tr) to influence or obtain by personal charm: he charmed them into believing him.
[C13: from Old French charme, from Latin carmen song, incantation, from canere to sing]

charm

(tʃɑːm)
n
dialect Southwest English a loud noise, as of a number of people chattering or of birds singing
[C16: variant of chirm]

charm

(tʃɑrm)

n.
1. a power of pleasing or attracting, as through personality or beauty.
2. a trait or feature imparting this power.
3. charms, attractiveness.
4. a trinket to be worn on a bracelet, necklace, etc.
5. something worn or carried on one's person to bring good luck or ward off evil; amulet.
6. a formula or action credited with magical power.
7. the chanting or recitation of magic words; incantation.
8. Physics. the quantum property assigned to the charmed quark.
v.t.
9. to delight or please greatly by attractiveness; enchant.
10. to act upon (someone or something) with or as if with a magical force.
11. to gain or influence through personal charm.
12. to endow with or protect by supernatural powers.
v.i.
13. to be fascinating or pleasing.
14. to use charms.
[1250–1300; Middle English charme < Old French < Latin carminem, carmen song, magical formula]
charm′less, adj.
charm′less•ly, adv.

Charm

 a medley of goldfinches, 1430; the blended voices of a choir; a noise or confusion of voices as of children or birds.
Examples: charm of angels, 1530; of birds [a group of singing birds]; of choristers; of goldfinches, 1430.

charm


Past participle: charmed
Gerund: charming

Imperative
charm
charm
Present
I charm
you charm
he/she/it charms
we charm
you charm
they charm
Preterite
I charmed
you charmed
he/she/it charmed
we charmed
you charmed
they charmed
Present Continuous
I am charming
you are charming
he/she/it is charming
we are charming
you are charming
they are charming
Present Perfect
I have charmed
you have charmed
he/she/it has charmed
we have charmed
you have charmed
they have charmed
Past Continuous
I was charming
you were charming
he/she/it was charming
we were charming
you were charming
they were charming
Past Perfect
I had charmed
you had charmed
he/she/it had charmed
we had charmed
you had charmed
they had charmed
Future
I will charm
you will charm
he/she/it will charm
we will charm
you will charm
they will charm
Future Perfect
I will have charmed
you will have charmed
he/she/it will have charmed
we will have charmed
you will have charmed
they will have charmed
Future Continuous
I will be charming
you will be charming
he/she/it will be charming
we will be charming
you will be charming
they will be charming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been charming
you have been charming
he/she/it has been charming
we have been charming
you have been charming
they have been charming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been charming
you will have been charming
he/she/it will have been charming
we will have been charming
you will have been charming
they will have been charming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been charming
you had been charming
he/she/it had been charming
we had been charming
you had been charming
they had been charming
Conditional
I would charm
you would charm
he/she/it would charm
we would charm
you would charm
they would charm
Past Conditional
I would have charmed
you would have charmed
he/she/it would have charmed
we would have charmed
you would have charmed
they would have charmed

charm

Anything that protects against evil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.charm - attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulatescharm - attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his smile was part of his appeal to her"
attractiveness - sexual allure
siren call, siren song - the enticing appeal of something alluring but potentially dangerous; "he succumbed to the siren call of the wilderness"
winsomeness - childlike charm or appeal
2.charm - a verbal formula believed to have magical forcecharm - 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"
speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication, oral communication, speech, language - (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
conjuration, incantation - a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect
hex, jinx, whammy, curse - an evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"
3.charm - something believed to bring good luckcharm - something believed to bring good luck
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
amulet, talisman - a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease
fetich, voodoo, juju, fetish, hoodoo - a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
4.charm - (physics) one of the six flavors of quark
flavour, flavor - (physics) the six kinds of quarks
high energy physics, high-energy physics, particle physics - the branch of physics that studies subatomic particles and their interactions
Verb1.charm - attractcharm - attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
hold - hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
attract, appeal - be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
work - gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; "the political candidate worked the crowds"
2.charm - control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraftcharm - control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft
glamour, hex, jinx, witch, bewitch, enchant - cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
control, command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
3.charm - protect through supernatural powers or charms
protect - shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"
4.charm - induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"
persuade - cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
magnetise, mesmerise, mesmerize, spellbind, magnetize, bewitch - attract strongly, as if with a magnet; "She magnetized the audience with her tricks"

charm

noun
1. attraction, appeal, fascination, allure, magnetism, desirability, allurement He was a man of great distinction and charm.
attraction unattractiveness, repulsiveness
2. talisman, trinket, amulet, lucky piece, good-luck piece, fetish She wore a silver bracelet hung with charms.
3. spell, magic, enchantment, sorcery They cross their fingers and spit over their shoulders as a charm against the evil eye.
verb
2. persuade, seduce, coax, beguile, cajole, sweet-talk (informal) I'm sure you'll be able to charm him into taking you.
Quotations
"You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question" [Albert Camus The Fall]
"Charm... it's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have" [J.M. Barrie What Every Woman Knows]

charm

noun
2. A small object worn or kept for its supposed magical power:
3. An object or power that one uses to cause often evil events:
Slang: whammy.
verb
1. To please greatly or irresistibly:
2. To act upon with or as if with magic:
Translations
تَعْويذَهرُقْيَهزينَه على سِلسِلَهأو إسْوارَهسِحْر، فِتْنَهفِتْنَة
šarmtalismanvyčarovatamuletkouzlo
charmecharmeretrylletrylleordvedhæng
lumolumoustaikaviehätysvoima
šarm
amulettbûvölszerencsét hozó medál
galdraòulaheillaòokkitöfra, galdratöfragripur
魅力
매력
karulyskerėtipakabutistalismanasužkeikimas
amuletsapburtburvestībaburvībaizburt
vyčarovať
čaročaratišarmtalisman
charm
เสน่ห์
büyübüyülemekçekicilikçekimcezbetmek
sức quyến rũ

charm

[tʃɑːm]
A. N
1. (= attractiveness) → encanto m, atractivo m; (= pleasantness) → simpatía f
he has great charmes verdaderamente encantador, tiene un fuerte atractivo
to turn on the charmponerse fino
to fall victim to sb's charmssucumbir a los encantos de algn
2. (= magic spell) → hechizo m; (recited) → ensalmo m
it worked like a charmfuncionó a las mil maravillas
3. (= object) → dije m, amuleto m
B. VT
1. (= delight) → encantar
we were charmed by Granadanos encantó Granada
2. (= entice with charm) to charm one's way out of a situationutilizar su encanto para salir de un apuro
he could charm the birds out of the treescon su encanto es capaz de conseguir todo lo que se propone
3. (= bewitch) → encantar, hechizar
charmed circlecírculo m privilegiado
to lead a charmed lifetener suerte en todo
C. CPD charm bracelet Npulsera f amuleto or de dijes
charm offensive Nofensiva f amistosa
to launch a charm offensivelanzar una ofensiva amistosa
charm school N = finishing school
charm away VT + ADVhacer desaparecer como por magia, llevarse misteriosamente

charm

[ˈtʃɑːrm]
n
[person, place] → charme m
He's got a lot of charm → Il a beaucoup de charme.
to turn on the charm → faire du charme
(= spell) → charme m, enchantement m
to work like a charm → marcher à merveille
vtcharmer, enchanter
to be charmed by sth → être enchanté(e) par qchcharm bracelet nbracelet m à breloques

charm

n
(= attractiveness)Charme m no pl; (of person also)Anziehungskraft f; (of cottage, village, countryside)Reiz m; feminine charms(weibliche) Reize pl; he succumbed to her charmser erlag ihrem Charme; to turn on the charmseinen (ganzen) Charme spielen lassen
(= spell)Bann m; it worked like a charmdas hat hervorragend geklappt
(= amulet)Talisman m; (= trinket)Anhänger m
vt
(= attract, please)bezaubern; to charm one’s way into somethingsich in etw (acc)einschmeicheln; to charm one’s way out of somethingsich mit Charme vor etw (dat)drücken; to charm something out of somebodyjdm etw abschmeicheln; he could charm the birds out of or from the trees (prov) → er könnte mit seinem Charme alles erreichen
(= cast spell on)bannen; snakesbeschwören; to lead a charmed lifeeinen Schutzengel haben

charm

[tʃɑːm]
1. n (of person) → fascino; (of object) → incanto; (also) (fig) (magic spell) → incanto, incantesimo; (on bracelet) → ciondolo
it worked like a charm (fig) → ha funzionato perfettamente
2. vtaffascinare, incantare
to lead a charmed life → essere nato/a con la camicia

charm

(tʃaːm) noun
1. (a) pleasant quality or attraction. Her charm made up for her lack of beauty.
2. a magical spell. The witch recited a charm.
3. something believed to have the power of magic or good luck. She wore a lucky charm.
4. a small ornament that is worn on a chain or bracelet.
verb
1. to attract and delight. He can charm any woman.
2. to influence by magic. He charmed the snake from its basket.
ˈcharming adjective
very attractive. a charming smile.
ˈcharmingly adverb

charm

فِتْنَة šarm charme Charme γοητεία encanto viehätysvoima charme šarm fascino 魅力 매력 charme sjarm urok charme шарм charm เสน่ห์ çekim sức quyến rũ 魅力
References in classic literature ?
It had evidently been newly tuned and put in apple- pie order, but, perfect as it was, I think the real charm lay in the happiest of all happy faces which leaned over it, as Beth lovingly touched the beautiful black and white keys and pressed the bright pedals.
Valdez think it maybe a charm to work evil, so he burn them up--all up
Many of them were delicious in the role; one of them was the embodiment of every womanly grace and charm.
You will diminish them, indeed," returned the arch girl; "for never did I hear a more unworthy conjunction of execution and language than that to which I have been listening; and I was far gone in a learned inquiry into the causes of such an unfitness between sound and sense, when you broke the charm of my musings by that bass of yours, Duncan
There was likewise, at times, a vein of something like poetry in him; it was the moss or wall-flower of his mind in its small dilapidation, and gave a charm to what might have been vulgar and commonplace in his earlier and middle life.
This long connexion of a family with one spot, as its place of birth and burial, creates a kindred between the human being and the locality, quite independent of any charm in the scenery or moral circumstances that surround him.
The large, impressive room, one of the best in the house, the great state bed, as I almost felt it, the full, figured draperies, the long glasses in which, for the first time, I could see myself from head to foot, all struck me--like the extraordinary charm of my small charge--as so many things thrown in.
Go visit the Prairies in June, when for scores on scores of miles you wade knee-deep among Tiger-lilies--what is the one charm wanting?
But I sometimes think he'll charm the ship to no good at last.
She has her mother's charm and grace and good heart and sense of justice, and she has her father's vivacity and cheerfulness and pluck and spirit of enterprise, with the affectionate disposition and sincerity of both parents.
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart," said she afterwards to herself.
Silas now found himself and his cottage suddenly beset by mothers who wanted him to charm away the whooping-cough, or bring back the milk, and by men who wanted stuff against the rheumatics or the knots in the hands; and, to secure themselves against a refusal, the applicants brought silver in their palms.