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Meaning of CHARM

Pronunciation:  chârm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something believed to bring good luck
  2. [n]  attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his smile was part of his appeal to her"
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [v]  induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"
  5. [v]  protect through supernatural powers or charms
  6. [v]  attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
  7. [v]  control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft

CHARM is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: appeal, appealingness, becharm, becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, good luck charm, influence, magic spell, spell, tempt, trance
 See Also: amulet, appeal, attract, attractiveness, bewitch, bewitch, command, conjuration, control, curse, enchant, fetich, fetish, glamour, hex, hex, hold, hoodoo, incantation, jinx, jinx, juju, language, magnetise, magnetize, mesmerise, mesmerize, oral communication, persuade, protect, speech, speech communication, spellbind, spoken communication, spoken language, stuff, sundries, sundry, sway, talisman, voice communication, voodoo, whammy, whatchamacallit, whatsis, winsomeness, witch, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Charm\, n. [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song, verse,
    incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. [,c]asman, [,c]as[=a],
    a laudatory song, from a root signifying to praise, to sing.]
    1. A melody; a song. [Obs.]
             With charm of earliest birds.         --Milton.
             Free liberty to chant our charms at will. --Spenser.
    2. A word or combination of words sung or spoken in the
       practice of magic; a magical combination of words,
       characters, etc.; an incantation.
             My high charms work.                  --Shak.
    3. That which exerts an irresistible power to please and
       attract; that which fascinates; any alluring quality.
             Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
             The charm of beauty's powerful glance. --Milton.
    4. Anything worn for its supposed efficacy to the wearer in
       averting ill or securing good fortune.
    5. 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.
    Syn: Syn. - Spell; incantation; conjuration; enchantment;
         fascination; attraction.
  2. \Charm\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Charmed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Charming}.] [Cf. F. charmer. See {Charm}, n.]
    1. To make music upon; to tune. [Obs. & R.]
             Here we our slender pipes may safely charm.
    2. To subdue, control, or summon by incantation or
       supernatural influence; to affect by magic.
             No witchcraft charm thee!             --Shak.
    3. To subdue or overcome by some secret power, or by that
       which gives pleasure; to allay; to soothe.
             Music the fiercest grief can charm.   --Pope.
    4. To attract irresistibly; to delight exceedingly; to
       enchant; to fascinate.
             They, on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund
             music charm his ear.                  --Milton.
    5. To protect with, or make invulnerable by, spells, charms,
       or supernatural influences; as, a charmed life.
             I, in my own woe charmed, Could not find death.
    Syn: Syn. - To fascinate; enchant; enrapture; captivate;
         bewitch; allure; subdue; delight; entice; transport.
  3. \Charm\, v. i.
    1. To use magic arts or occult power; to make use of charms.
             The voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.
                                                   --Ps. lviii.
    2. To act as, or produce the effect of, a charm; to please
       greatly; to be fascinating.
    3. To make a musical sound. [Obs.] --Milton.
Computing Dictionary

An explicitly parallel programming language based on c, for both shared and nonshared mimd computers.

Mailing list: <[email protected]>.

["The CHARM(3.2) Programming Language Manual", UIUC (Dec 1992)].

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