What does charm mean?

Definitions for charm
tʃɑrmcharm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word charm.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. appeal, appealingness, charmnoun

    attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates

    "his smile was part of his appeal to her"

  2. spell, magic spell, magical spell, charmnoun

    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 charmnoun

    something believed to bring good luck

  4. charmverb

    (physics) one of the six flavors of quark

  5. capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchantverb

    attract; cause to be enamored

    "She captured all the men's hearts"

  6. charm, becharmverb

    control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft

  7. charmverb

    protect through supernatural powers or charms

  8. charm, influence, temptverb

    induce into action by using one's charm

    "She charmed him into giving her all his money"

GCIDE

  1. Charmnoun

    (Physics) a property of certain quarks which may take the value of +1, -1 or 0.

    Etymology: [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song, verse, incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. asman, as, a laudatory song, from a root signifying to praise, to sing.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Charmnoun

    a melody; a song

    Etymology: [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song, verse, incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. asman, as, a laudatory song, from a root signifying to praise, to sing.]

  2. Charmnoun

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

    Etymology: [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song, verse, incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. asman, as, a laudatory song, from a root signifying to praise, to sing.]

  3. Charmnoun

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

    Etymology: [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song, verse, incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. asman, as, a laudatory song, from a root signifying to praise, to sing.]

  4. Charmnoun

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

    Etymology: [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song, verse, incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. asman, as, a laudatory song, from a root signifying to praise, to sing.]

  5. Charmnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song, verse, incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. asman, as, a laudatory song, from a root signifying to praise, to sing.]

  6. Charmnoun

    to make music upon; to tune

    Etymology: [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song, verse, incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. asman, as, a laudatory song, from a root signifying to praise, to sing.]

  7. Charmnoun

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

    Etymology: [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song, verse, incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. asman, as, a laudatory song, from a root signifying to praise, to sing.]

  8. Charmnoun

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

    Etymology: [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song, verse, incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. asman, as, a laudatory song, from a root signifying to praise, to sing.]

  9. Charmnoun

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

    Etymology: [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song, verse, incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. asman, as, a laudatory song, from a root signifying to praise, to sing.]

  10. Charmnoun

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

    Etymology: [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song, verse, incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. asman, as, a laudatory song, from a root signifying to praise, to sing.]

  11. Charmverb

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

    Etymology: [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song, verse, incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. asman, as, a laudatory song, from a root signifying to praise, to sing.]

  12. Charmverb

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

    Etymology: [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song, verse, incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. asman, as, a laudatory song, from a root signifying to praise, to sing.]

  13. Charmverb

    to make a musical sound

    Etymology: [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song, verse, incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. asman, as, a laudatory song, from a root signifying to praise, to sing.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Charm

    chärm, n. a spell: something thought to possess occult power, a metrical form of words: attractiveness: a trinket worn on a watch-guard: the blended singing of birds, children, &c.: (pl.) female beauty or other personal attractions: that which can please irresistibly.—v.t. to influence by a charm: to subdue by secret influence: to enchant: to delight, to allure.—adj. Charmed, protected, as by a special charm.—n. Charm′er.—adj. Charm′ful, abounding with charms.—p.adj. Charm′ing, highly pleasing: delightful: fascinating.—adv. Charm′ingly.—adj. Charm′less, wanting or destitute of charms. [Fr. charme—L. carmen, a song.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of charm in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of charm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of charm in a Sentence

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    See the light of beauty and love. See the magnificence of life. Enjoy the charm and mystery of creation. Enjoy the little beauties around you. Appreciate every little thing, every little love, and the blue sky above you.

  2. Roger Wiens:

    It is amazing to see SuperCam working so well on Mars, when The SuperCam,arock-vaporizing first dreamed up this instrument eight years ago, The SuperCam,arock-vaporizing worried that The SuperCam,arock-vaporizing were being way too ambitious. Now it is up there working like a charm.

  3. Kim Jong:

    We should be hopeful and encouraged by the events in Panmunjom( inside the DMZ), but we also need to keep a clear-eyed view of the nature of the Kim Jong family regime, and the history of its aggression, threats and provocations, stated claim to unify the peninsula under the North's control, and the documented human rights atrocities that are being committed against some 25 million Koreans living in the North, can a one-day event change the nature of the brutal Kim Jong family regime that has existed for some seven decades ? We should never forget the people living in severe oppression in the north while we admire the charm offensive conducted by Kim Jong Un.

  4. Pliny the Younger:

    An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.

  5. Butler:

    There needs no other charm, nor conjuror, To raise infernal spirits up, but Fear, That makes men pull their horns in, like a snail, That?s both a prisoner to itself and jail; Draws more fantastic shapes than in the grains Of knotted wood, in some men?s crazy brains, When all the cocks they think they are, and bulls, Are only in the insides of their skulls.

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Translations for charm

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  • سحرArabic
  • ovsunlamaqAzerbaijani
  • очаровам, чар, омагьосвам, амулет, талисман, обаяниеBulgarian
  • amulet, encantCatalan, Valencian
  • půvabCzech
  • charmere, charme, charmDanish
  • Zauber, CharmeGerman
  • ψευτοστολίδι, φυλαχτό, γοητείαGreek
  • ĉarmo, sorĉiEsperanto
  • encantar, amuleto, encanto, hechizarSpanish
  • افسونPersian
  • lumous, tenho, viehätysvoima, taika, lumoFinnish
  • breloque, fétiche, charmeFrench
  • חןHebrew
  • आकर्षणHindi
  • varázslat, amulett, talizmánHungarian
  • թովչանք, հմայել, թովք, հմայքArmenian
  • incantesimo, malia, fascino, attrattiva, ciondolo, incanto, amuleto, talismanoItalian
  • チャーム, シャルム, お守り, 魅力Japanese
  • ئه‌فسوون کردنKurdish
  • fascinoLatin
  • ātahu, taupatiti, tāhokaMāori
  • betovering, bezwering, bedeltje, bezweren, beheksen, ban, charme, betoverenDutch
  • zaczarować, zaklęcie, talizman, oczarować, urokPolish
  • charme, fetiche, feitiçoPortuguese
  • amuletă, talisman, șarm, grație, încânta, fermeca, vrăji, farmec, breloc, fascina, descântaRomanian
  • околдовать, зачаровывать, амулет, обаяние, очаровывать, очаровать, чары, очарование, зачаровать, талисман, оберег, шарм, околдовыватьRussian
  • amulett, charm, berlockSwedish
  • anting-anting, alindogTagalog
  • büyülemekTurkish
  • bemagivönVolapük
  • 魅力Chinese

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