Glamour
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[=y]ni weakness of sight, glamour; gl[=a]mr name of the moon, also of a ghost + s[=y]ni sight, akin to E. see. Perh., however, a corruption of E. gramarye.] [1913 Webster] 1. A charm affecting the eye, making objects appear different from what they really are. [1913 Webster]

2. Witchcraft; magic; a spell. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. A kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear different from what they really are. [1913 Webster]

The air filled with a strange, pale glamour that seemed to lie over the broad valley. --W. Black. [1913 Webster]

4. Any artificial interest in, or association with, an object, through which it appears delusively magnified or glorified. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

It had much of glamour might To make a lady seem a knight. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(applied to the eye so as to make things seem to be what they are not) / , , , ,


Look at other dictionaries:

  • glamour — [ glamur ] n. m. • v. 1970; mot angl. « séduction, éclat » ♦ Anglic. Charme sophistiqué (dans le domaine du spectacle, de la mode). Le glamour hollywoodien. Appos. Le style glamour des années cinquante. ● glamour nom masculin (anglais glamour,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Glamour — (v. engl. grammar [schrift]gelehrsam) bezeichnete ursprünglich die magisch okkulte Fähigkeit der Geisterbeschwörung. Heute als Attraktivität bzw. Faszinosum verstanden bezeichnet Glamour ein besonders prunkvolles oder elegantes Auftreten oder… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • glamour — (del inglés; pronunciamos glamur ) sustantivo masculino 1. (no contable) Uso/registro: restringido. Atractivo o encanto: una película con glamour, un joven con glamour …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • glamour — GLEÁMĂR/ adj. farmec. (< germ. glamour) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • glamour — [glam′ər] n. [Scot var. of grammar (with sense of GRAMARYE), popularized by SCOTT2 Sir Walter; orig. esp. in cast the glamour, to cast an enchantment] 1. Archaic a magic spell or charm ☆ 2. seemingly mysterious and elusive fascination or allure;… …   English World dictionary

  • Glamour — Glamour,derod.das:⇨Glanz(2) GlamourGlanz,Pracht,Prunk,Pomp,Gepränge;abwertend:Blendwerk …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • glamour — / glæmə/, it. / glamur/ s. ingl. [voce scozz., alteraz. dell ingl. grammar grammatica , ant. gramarye magia , per una popolare associazione dell erudizione con le scienze occulte], usato in ital. al masch. [forte capacità di seduzione, spec.… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • glamour — (n.) 1720, Scottish, magic, enchantment (especially in phrase to cast the glamor), a variant of Scottish gramarye magic, enchantment, spell, alteration of English GRAMMAR (Cf. grammar) (q.v.) with a medieval sense of any sort of scholarship,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • glamour — s. m. 1. Beleza sensual, considerada característica de certas figuras públicas elegantes do mundo do espetáculo. 2. Qualidade de quem ou do que é elegante, charmoso e considerado sedutor.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • glamour — /ˈɡlɛmur, ingl. ˈɡlæmə(r)/ [vc. ingl., propriamente «magia»] s. m. inv. fascino, attrattiva, charme (fr.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

Share the article and excerpts

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