Definitions for CHARMtʃɑrm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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.

    Category: Jewelry

  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.

    Category: Physics

  9. (v.t.)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.

  13. (v.i.)to be fascinating or pleasing.

  14. to use charms.

Origin of charm:

1250–1300; ME charme < OF < L carminem, carmen song, magical formula


Princeton's WordNet

  1. appeal, appealingness, charm(noun)

    attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates

    "his smile was part of his appeal to her"

  2. spell, magic spell, magical spell, charm(noun)

    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"

  3. charm, good luck charm(noun)

    something believed to bring good luck

  4. charm(verb)

    (physics) one of the six flavors of quark

  5. capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant(verb)

    attract; cause to be enamored

    "She captured all the men's hearts"

  6. charm, becharm(verb)

    control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft

  7. charm(verb)

    protect through supernatural powers or charms

  8. charm, influence, tempt(verb)

    induce into action by using one's charm

    "She charmed him into giving her all his money"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. charm(noun)ʃɑrm

    an attractive quality of a person or place; = appeal

    Not everyone has natural charm.; a mountain town with many charms

  2. charmʃɑrm

    a lucky object

    a good-luck charm

  3. charm(verb)ʃɑrm

    to use attractive qualities to please

    She charmed all my relatives.; I was charmed by his good looks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Charm(noun)

    a melody; a song

  2. Charm(noun)

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

  3. Charm(noun)

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

  4. Charm(noun)

    anything worn for its supposed efficacy to the wearer in averting ill or securing good fortune

  5. Charm(noun)

    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

  6. Charm(noun)

    to make music upon; to tune

  7. Charm(noun)

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

  8. Charm(noun)

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

  9. Charm(noun)

    to attract irresistibly; to delight exceedingly; to enchant; to fascinate

  10. Charm(noun)

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

  11. Charm(verb)

    to use magic arts or occult power; to make use of charms

  12. Charm(verb)

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

  13. Charm(verb)

    to make a musical sound


  1. Charm

    Charm is the critically acclaimed third studio album from American rapper/record producer Danny! and the first of his records to be released commercially. As evidenced in the title, Charm was a huge milestone in Danny!'s career; after two unsuccessful attempts to make a name for himself in the music world, the record unanimously won rave reviews, culminating in the inclusion of the album on the 49th Annual Grammy Awards short list and, eventually, a record deal with Definitive Jux Records. Widely regarded as one of the strongest entries in his discography, Charm helped Danny! achieve a moderate buzz in the underground hip-hop community and become South Carolina's most heralded hip-hop artist to date. The song "Cafe Surreal" from this album would go on to become a signature tune in commercial bumpers for the MTV early morning video countdown program aMTV, being played since its pilot in early 2009, and was also featured in a 2013 ad campaign for Crown Royal.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CHARM' in Nouns Frequency: #2277

Translations for CHARM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a) pleasant quality or attraction

Her charm made up for her lack of beauty.

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