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charming


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Charming  \Charm"ing\,  a. 
  Pleasing  the  mind  or  senses  in  a  high  degree;  delighting; 
  fascinating;  attractive. 
 
  How  charming  is  divine  philosophy.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Syn.  -  Enchanting;  bewitching;  captivating;  enrapturing; 
  alluring;  fascinating;  delightful;  pleasurable; 
  graceful;  lovely;  amiable;  pleasing;  winning.  -- 
  {Charm"ing*ly},  adv  --  {Charm"ing*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  charming 
  adj  1:  pleasing  or  delighting;  "endowed  with  charming  manners";  "a 
  charming  little  cottage";  "a  charming  personality" 
  2:  possessing  or  using  or  characteristic  of  or  appropriate  to 
  supernatural  powers;  "charming  incantations";  "magic  signs 
  that  protect  against  adverse  influence";  "a  magical 
  spell";  "'tis  now  the  very  witching  time  of  night"- 
  Shakespeare;  "wizard  wands";  "wizardly  powers"  [syn:  {magic}, 
  {magical},  {sorcerous},  {witching(a)},  {wizard(a)},  {wizardly}] 




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