Definitions for amuletˈæm yə lɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

am•u•letˈæm yə lɪt(n.)

  1. a charm worn to ward off evil or to bring good fortune; talisman.

Origin of amulet:

1595–1605; (< MF amulete) < L amulētum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amulet, talisman(noun)

    a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease

Wiktionary

  1. amulet(Noun)

    A kind of protective charm or ornament, often bearing magical symbols, worn for protection against ill will, negative influences, evil spirits &/or the supernatural.

  2. Origin: From amulette, from Latin amuletum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amulet(noun)

    an ornament, gem, or scroll, or a package containing a relic, etc., worn as a charm or preservative against evils or mischief, such as diseases and witchcraft, and generally inscribed with mystic forms or characters. [Also used figuratively.]

Freebase

  1. Amulet

    An amulet can be any object but its most important characteristic is its alleged power to protect its owner from danger or harm. Amulets are different from talismans as a talisman is believed to bring luck or some other benefit, though it can offer protection as well. Potential amulets include gems, especially engraved gems, statues, coins, drawings, pendants, rings, plants and animals; even words in the form of a magical spell or incantation to repel evil or bad luck. The word "amulet" comes from the Latin amuletum; the earliest extant use of the term is in Pliny's Natural History, meaning "an object that protects a person from trouble".


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

charm(noun)

something believed to have the power of magic or good luck

She wore a lucky charm.

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