What does glamour mean?

Definitions for glamour
ˈglæm ərglam·our

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.


  1. glamour

    Glamour is the attractive or exciting quality that makes certain people or things seem appealing or special, often associated with beauty, charm, luxury, and sophistication. It is an allure that often contains an element of illusion and enchantment.

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. Mike Stabile:

    Those rates have dropped in recent years due to piracy and the availability of free content, it tends to be a middle-class job. It’s not all glamour and excitement, but it can get steady income.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    The presidential race is the main event. It has everything : It has glamour, it has money, it has power -- it's showbiz. It's an attraction, and off years are like the lounge act. Who goes there -- right ?

  3. 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.

  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. James Bawden:

    After a while, she came to like [ playing a monster ] because she was n’t really able to do comedy until then, and glamour girls, by the time they’re 40, their Hollywood careers are usually over.

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