What does glamour mean?

Definitions for glamour
ˈglæm ərglam·our

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. glamor, glamourverb

    alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal)

  2. hex, bewitch, glamour, witch, enchant, jinxverb

    cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something


  1. glamournoun

    an item, motif, person, image that by association improves appearance

  2. glamournoun

    Witchcraft; magic charm; a spell affecting the eye, making objects appear different from what they really are.

  3. glamournoun

    A kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear different from what they really are.

  4. glamournoun

    Any artificial interest in, or association with, an object, or person, through which it or they appear delusively magnified or glorified.

  5. glamournoun

    Alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal)

  6. Etymology: From gramarye.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glamournoun

    a charm affecting the eye, making objects appear different from what they really are

  2. Glamournoun

    witchcraft; magic; a spell

  3. Glamournoun

    a kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear different from what they really are

  4. Glamournoun

    any artificial interest in, or association with, an object, through which it appears delusively magnified or glorified

  5. Etymology: [Scot. glamour, glamer; cf. Icel. glmeggdr one who is troubled with the glaucoma (?); or Icel. glm-sni weakness of sight, glamour; glmr name of the moon, also of a ghost + sni sight, akin to E. see. Perh., however, a corruption of E. gramarye.]


  1. Glamour

    Glamour is a women's magazine published by Condé Nast Publications. Founded in 1939 in the United States, it was originally called Glamour of Hollywood. Local editions are now published in numerous countries including the United Kingdom, United States, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Russia, Greece, Poland, South Africa, Brazil, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Mexico. In most cases it is a monthly publication. The magazine became a global hit.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glamour

    glam′ėr, n. the supposed influence of a charm on the eyes, making them see things as fairer than they are: fascination: enchantment. [Merely a corruption of gramarye or grammar, meaning grammar, then magic.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glamour in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glamour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of glamour in a Sentence

  1. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    My strong point is not rhetoric, it isn't showmanship, it isn't big promises-those things that create the glamour and the excitement that people call charisma and warmth.

  2. Haskell Garrett:

    Games like this will be won up front, if you cant move offensive and defensive lines, then you have no chance at winning. Offensive and defensive linemen are unsung heroes. We might not get the glamour and the flash, but its won up front and the better front is going to win this game.

  3. Elinor Glyn:

    Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

  4. Delta CEO Ed Bastian:

    The new Delta uniform collection offers unity between all workgroups like never before. We are one proud Delta team and it really shows, zac is bringing fashion and glamour back to the airlines. It’s a sophisticated look, it’s elegant, it’s much more international in orientation. Our aspirations are to be a top global carrier, not just a top U.S. carrier.

  5. Hugh Hefner:

    I think if I'd been smarter I would have recognized that [ we were diluting the clubs' glamour ], i think that in some ways we became the victims of our own success.

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