Enamor En*am"or, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enamored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enamoring}.] [OF. enamourer, enamorer; pref. en- (L. in) + OF. & F. amour love, L. amor. See {Amour}, and cf. {Inamorato}.] To inflame with love; to charm; to captivate; -- with of, or with, before the person or thing; as, to be enamored with a lady; to be enamored of books or science. [Written also {enamour}.] [1913 Webster]

Passionately enamored of this shadow of a dream. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • enamour — British English form of ENAMOR (Cf. enamor); for spelling, see OR (Cf. or). Related: Enamoured …   Etymology dictionary

  • enamour — is commonly used in the form be enamoured of, or sometimes be enamoured with, usually in negative or ironic contexts: • I am not so much enamoured of the first and third subjects Dickens, 1866 • Not all feminists were so enamoured with such… …   Modern English usage

  • enamour — (US enamor) ► VERB (be enamoured of/with/by) ▪ be filled with love or admiration for. ORIGIN Old French enamourer, from amour love …   English terms dictionary

  • enamour — chiefly British variant of enamor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • enamour — en·am·our (ĭ nămʹər) v. Chiefly British Variant of enamor. * * * …   Universalium

  • enamour — en·am·our || ɪ næmÉ™ v. inspire with love or delight (also enamor) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • enamour — [ɪ namə, ɛ ] (US enamor) verb (be enamoured of/with/by) be filled with love or admiration for. Origin ME: from OFr. enamourer, from en in + amour love …   English new terms dictionary

  • enamour — v. a. Charm, captivate, fascinate, bewitch, inflame with love …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • enamour — v.tr. (US enamor) (usu. in passive; foll. by of) 1 inspire with love or liking. 2 charm, delight. Etymology: ME f. OF enamourer f. amourer (as EN (1), AMOUR) …   Useful english dictionary

  • co-enamour — co enamour, endear see co …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

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