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ˈæm yə lɪtamulet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amulet, talismannoun

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


  1. amuletnoun

    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. Etymology: From amulette, from Latin amuletum

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Amuletnoun

    An appended remedy, or preservative: a thing hung about the neck, or any other part of the body, for preventing or curing of some particular diseases.

    Etymology: amulette, Fr. amuletum, Lat.

    That spirits are corporeal, seems at first view a conceit derogative unto himself; yet herein he establisheth the doctrine of lustrations, amulets, and charms. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    They do not certainly know the falsity of what they report; and their ignorance must serve you as an amulet against the guilt both of deceit and malice. Government of the Tongue.


  1. amulet

    An amulet is an object, typically small and portable, that is believed to possess powers to ward off evil, danger, disease, or bad luck, or to bring good fortune. It's often worn around the neck or carried as a charm. Its supposed power may derive from its association with a particular deity, saint, or spirit, or its creation under certain specific circumstances, such as during a certain phase of the moon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amuletnoun

    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.]

  2. Etymology: [L. amuletum: cf. F. amulette.]


  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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amulet

    am′ū-let, n. a gem, scroll, or other object carried about the person, as a charm against sickness, harm, or witchcraft. [Fr.—L. amulētum, a word of unknown origin; curiously like the mod. Ar. himalat, lit. 'a carrier,' applied to a shoulder-belt, by which a small Koran is hung on the breast.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. amulet

    A small relic or sacred sentence, preservative against disaster and disease, appended to the neck by superstitious people: few Italian or Spanish seamen are without them.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amulet in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amulet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of amulet in a Sentence

  1. Bill Maher:

    It's an amulet, you know? A charm people wear around the neck that wards away evil spirits. It means nothing, i mean, can't we get people to understand the facts more?

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