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glamour


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glamour  \Gla"mour\,  n.  [Scot.  glamour,  glamer;  cf  Icel. 
  gl['a]meggdr  one  who  is  troubled  with  the  glaucoma  (?);  or 
  Icel.  gl[=a]m-s?ni  weakness  of  sight,  glamour;  gl[=a]mr  name 
  of  the  moon,  also  of  a  ghost  +  s?ni  sight  akin  to  E.  see 
  Perh.,  however,  a  corruption  of  E.  gramarye.] 
  1.  A  charm  affecting  the  eye,  making  objects  appear  different 
  from  what  they  really  are 
 
  2.  Witchcraft;  magic;  a  spell.  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  A  kind  of  haze  in  the  air,  causing  things  to  appear 
  different  from  what  they  really  are 
 
  The  air  filled  with  a  strange,  pale  glamour  that 
  seemed  to  lie  over  the  broad  valley.  --W.  Black. 
 
  4.  Any  artificial  interest  in  or  association  with  an 
  object,  through  which  it  appears  delusively  magnified  or 
  glorified. 
 
  {Glamour  gift},  {Glamour  might},  the  gift  or  power  of 
  producing  a  glamour.  The  former  is  used  figuratively,  of 
  the  gift  of  fascination  peculiar  to  women. 
 
  It  had  much  of  glamour  might  To  make  a  lady  seem  a 
  knight.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glamour 
  n  :  alluring  beauty  or  charm  (often  with  sex-appeal)  [syn:  {glamor}] 
  v  :  cast  a  spell  over  someone  or  something  put  a  hex  on  someone 
  or  something  [syn:  {hex},  {bewitch},  {witch},  {enchant}, 
  {jinx}] 




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