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charm


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Charm  \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. 
  --Pope. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Charm  \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 
  5. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Charm  \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. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Syn.  -  To  fascinate;  enchant;  enrapture;  captivate; 
  bewitch;  allure;  subdue;  delight;  entice;  transport. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  charm 
  n  1:  attractiveness  that  interests  or  pleases  or  stimulates  [syn: 
  {appeal},  {appealingness}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {spell},  {magic 
  spell}] 
  3:  something  believed  to  bring  good  luck  [syn:  {good  luck  charm}] 
  v  1:  attract;  cause  to  be  enamored;  "She  captured  all  the  men's 
  hearts"  [syn:  {capture},  {enamour},  {trance},  {catch},  {becharm}, 
  {enamor},  {captivate},  {beguile},  {fascinate},  {bewitch}, 
  {entrance},  {enchant}] 
  2:  control  by  magic  spells,  as  by  practicing  witchcraft  [syn:  {becharm}] 
  3:  protect  through  supernatural  powers  or  charms 
  4:  induce  into  action  by  using  one's  charm;  "She  charmed  him 
  into  giving  her  all  his  money"  [syn:  {influence},  {tempt}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  CHARM 
 
  An  explicitly  parallel  programming  language  based  on  {C},  for 
  both  shared  and  nonshared  {MIMD}  computers. 
 
  {(ftp://a.cs.uiuc.edu/pub/CHARM)} 
 
  Mailing  list:  . 
 
  ["The  CHARM(3.2)  Programming  Language  Manual",  UIUC  (Dec 
  1992)]. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  CHARM++ 
 
  An  {object-oriented}  parallel  programming  system,  similar  to 
  {CHARM}  but  based  on  {C++}. 
 
  {(ftp://a.cs.uiuc.edu/pub/CHARM/Charm++)} 
 
  E-mail:  Sanjeev  Krishnan  . 
 
  [TR  1796,  UIUC]. 
 
  (1994-11-29) 
 
 




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