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CHARM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does charm mean? 

CHARM (noun)
  The noun CHARM has 4 senses:

1. attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
2. a verbal formula believed to have magical force
3. something believed to bring good luck
4. (physics) one of the six flavors of quark

  Familiarity information: CHARM used as a noun is uncommon.


CHARM (verb)
  The verb CHARM has 4 senses:

1. attract; cause to be enamored
2. control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft
3. protect through supernatural powers or charms
4. induce into action by using one's charm

  Familiarity information: CHARM used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHARM (noun)


Sense 1charm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

appealingness; charm; appeal

Context example:

his smile was part of his appeal to her

Hypernyms ("charm" is a kind of...):

attractiveness (a beauty that appeals to the senses)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "charm"):

siren call; siren song (the enticing appeal of something alluring but potentially dangerous)

winsomeness (childlike charm or appeal)


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Meaning:

A verbal formula believed to have magical force

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

magic spell; magical spell; charm; spell

Context examples:

he whispered a spell as he moved his hands / inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese

Hypernyms ("charm" is a kind of...):

language; oral communication; speech; speech communication; spoken communication; spoken language; voice communication ((language) communication by word of mouth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "charm"):

curse; hex; jinx; whammy (an evil spell)

conjuration; incantation (a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect)


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Meaning:

Something believed to bring good luck

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

good luck charm; charm

Hypernyms ("charm" is a kind of...):

object; physical object (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "charm"):

amulet; talisman (a trinket or piece of jewelry thought to be a protection against evil)

fetich; fetish; hoodoo; juju; voodoo (a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers)


Sense 4charm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(physics) one of the six flavors of quark

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("charm" is a kind of...):

flavor; flavour ((physics) the six kinds of quarks)

Domain category:

high energy physics; high-energy physics; particle physics (the branch of physics that studies subatomic particles and their interactions)


CHARM (verb)


Sense 1charm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attract; cause to be enamored

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

charm; enamour; captivate; bewitch; entrance; trance; enamor; enchant; capture; beguile; becharm; fascinate; catch

Context example:

She captured all the men's hearts

Hypernyms (to "charm" is one way to...):

appeal; attract (be attractive to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "charm"):

hold (hold the attention of)

work (gratify and charm, usually in order to influence)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

Sam cannot charm Sue
The performance is likely to charm Sue


Sense 2charm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

becharm; charm

Hypernyms (to "charm" is one way to...):

command; control (exercise authoritative control or power over)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "charm"):

bewitch; enchant; glamour; hex; jinx; witch (cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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Meaning:

Protect through supernatural powers or charms

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "charm" is one way to...):

protect (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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Meaning:

Induce into action by using one's charm

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

influence; charm; tempt

Context example:

She charmed him into giving her all his money

Hypernyms (to "charm" is one way to...):

persuade (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "charm"):

bewitch; magnetise; magnetize; mesmerise; mesmerize; spellbind (attract strongly, as if with a magnet)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something

Sentence example:

They charm him into writing the letter


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