enchantment


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en·chant·ment

 (ĕn-chănt′mənt)
n.
1.
a. The act of enchanting.
b. The state of being enchanted.
2. Something that enchants.

enchantment

(ɪnˈtʃɑːntmənt)
n
1. the act of enchanting or state of being enchanted
2. a magic spell or act of witchcraft
3. great charm or fascination

en•chant•ment

(ɛnˈtʃænt mənt, -ˈtʃɑnt-)

n.
1. the act or art of enchanting.
2. the state of being enchanted.
3. something that enchants.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin]

enchantment

A magic spell or the practice of casting magic spells.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enchantment - a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
liking - a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
2.enchantment - a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantationenchantment - a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"
possession - being controlled by passion or the supernatural
captivation, fascination - the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)
3.enchantment - a magical spellenchantment - a magical spell      
black art, black magic, necromancy, sorcery - the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world

enchantment

noun
2. spell, magic, charm, witchcraft, voodoo, wizardry, sorcery, occultism, incantation, necromancy, conjuration an effective countercharm against enchantment by the faerie folk

enchantment

noun
Translations
إفْتِتان، سِحْرسِحْر، طَلْسَمسِحْر، فِتْنَه، جاذِبِيَّه عَظيمَه
forhekselsefortryllelse
hrifning, hrifningarmátturtöfrar, álögtöfrar, hrifningarmáttur
začarovanie
büyübüyüle mecazibeçekicilikhayranlık

enchantment

[ɪnˈtʃɑːntmənt] N (= act) → encantamiento m; (= delight) → encanto m; (= charm, spell) → encantamiento m, hechizo m
it lent enchantment to the scenele daba encanto a la escena

enchantment

[ɪnˈtʃɑːntmənt] n
(= charm) → charme m
enchantment with sth → fascination f de qch
(= spell) → enchantement m

enchantment

n
(= delight)Entzücken nt
(= charm)Zauber m

enchantment

[ɪnˈtʃɑːntmənt] n (charm, spell) → incantesimo; (delight) to fill with enchantmentincantare

enchant

(inˈtʃaːnt) verb
1. to delight. I was enchanted by the children's concert.
2. to put a magic spell on. A wizard had enchanted her.
enˈchanted adjective
an enchanted castle.
enˈchanterfeminine enˈchantress noun
a person who enchants.
enˈchantment noun
1. the act of enchanting or state of being enchanted. a look of enchantment on the children's faces.
2. a magic spell.
3. charm; attraction. the enchantment (s) of a big city.
References in classic literature ?
However he had nullified the force of the enchantment by prayer, and had killed my thirteen knights in a three hours' battle, and taken me prisoner, sparing my life in order that so strange a curiosity as I was might be exhibited to the wonder and admiration of the king and the court.
I was in a dismal state by this time; indeed, I was hardly enough in my right mind to keep the run of a dispute that sprung up as to how I had better be killed, the possibility of the killing being doubted by some, because of the enchantment in my clothes.
To punish me, he shut me up in this vase of copper, and he put on the leaden cover his seal, which is enchantment enough to prevent my coming out.
At these words the genius did all he could to get out, but he could not, because of the enchantment of the lid.
And they will have to be watched at every age, in order that we may see whether they preserve their resolution, and never, under the influence either of force or enchantment, forget or cast off their sense of duty to the State.
She combs with a comb that is golden, And sings a weird refrain That steeps in a deadly enchantment The list'ner's ravished brain:
She had no rest now till she had found out where the King guarded the reel, and then she made some little white shirts, and, as she had learnt from her witch-mother, sewed an enchantment in each of them.
As I did so I saw stretching far below me the beautiful vista of rocky gorge, and level, cacti-studded flat, wrought by the moonlight into a miracle of soft splendor and wondrous enchantment.
This species of enchantment lasted until their majesties had retired into the palace.
Also I must have the right to guess the enchantments of my friends, and to release them if I succeed.
His fancy grew full of what he used to read about in his books, enchantments, quarrels, battles, challenges, wounds, wooings, loves, agonies, and all sorts of impossible nonsense; and it so possessed his mind that the whole fabric of invention and fancy he read of was true, that to him no history in the world had more reality in it.
Why, one branch of hawthorn against the sky promises more than all the summers of time can pay, and a pond ablaze with yellow lilies awakens such answering splendours and enchantments in mortal bosoms,--blazons, it would seem, so august a message from the hidden heart of the world,--that ever afterwards, for one who has looked upon it, the most fortunate human existence must seem a disappointment.