Charm
Charm Charm (ch[aum]rm), 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.] [1913 Webster]

With charm of earliest birds. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Free liberty to chant our charms at will. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. A word or combination of words sung or spoken in the practice of magic; a magical combination of words, characters, etc.; an incantation. [1913 Webster]

My high charms work. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. That which exerts an irresistible power to please and attract; that which fascinates; any alluring quality. [1913 Webster]

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The charm of beauty's powerful glance. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. Anything worn for its supposed efficacy to the wearer in averting ill or securing good fortune. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

6. (Physics) a property of certain quarks which may take the value of +1, -1 or 0. [PJC]

Syn: Spell; incantation; conjuration; enchantment; fascination; attraction. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Charm++ — Paradigm(s) Message driven parallel programming, Object based Appeared in late 1980s (late 1980s) Developer Wennie Shu, Kevin Nomura, Laxmikant Kale Stable release 6.2.1 …   Wikipedia

  • Charm — (チャルム) Datos generales Origen Barcelona, España Estado …   Wikipedia Español

  • Charm — or charms may refer to: Charm or charisma, a number of socially desirable characteristics such as courtesy, wit and sexiness Charm offensive Superficial charm In mythology Prince Charming, a traditional name for a fairy tale hero Lucky charms… …   Wikipedia

  • Charm — steht in der Teilchenphysik für das Charm Quark dessen Flavour Quantenzahl Charm ist der Personenname von Lee Charm (* 1954), südkoreanischer Fernsehmoderator Nikki Charm (* 1966), US amerikanische Pornodarstellerin Weiteres Charm++,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Charm — est une association en faveur de l’Arménie qui a été créée en 2002 suite au voyage en Arménie organisé par l’Aumônerie des Gymnases de Beaulieu, Burier et Morges dans le canton de Vaud en Suisse. Composée essentiellement de jeunes, CHARM est… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Charm++ — Charm++  параллельный объектно ориентированный язык программирования на базе Си++, разработанный в Лаборатории Параллельного Программирования Иллинойсского университета. Charm++ спроектирован с целью повышения эффективности кодирования за… …   Википедия

  • Charm — 〈[tʃa:m] n. 15; Phys.〉 ladungsartige Quantenzahl der Elementarteilchen, vor allem der Quarks, deren Existenz seit 1974 experimentell bestätigt ist * * * Charm [ tʃɑ:m; engl. charm = Charme]; Symbol: c: Phantasiename für eines der Quarks (Charm… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • 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.] [1913 Webster] Here we our slender pipes may safely charm. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To subdue,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Charm++ — [1] ist eine parallele objektorientierte Programmiersprache basierend auf C++ und wurde im Parallel Programming Laboratory der University of Illinois entwickelt. Charm++ wurde mit dem Ziel entwickelt, eine höhere Produktivität durch eine höhere… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • charm — [chärm] n. [ME charme < OFr < L carmen, song, verse, charm < * canmen < canere, to sing: see CHANT] 1. a) a chanted word, phrase, or verse assumed to have magic power to help or hurt; incantation b) the chanting of such a word, phrase …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”