What is charm?

  • (verb): Induce into action by using one's charm.
    Synonyms: influence, tempt
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on charm, charms:

Septimus Heap (character) - Character Speciality - Magical Power
... When Marcia gives him a charm to be invisible in Magyk, he was the first to disappear without even uttering the charm ... He was the first one to discover the complete Flyte charm in many years and is able to fly successfully ...
Anglo-Saxon Metrical Charms
... Anglo-Saxon, or Old English, metrical charms were generally written to magically heal or fix a situation, disease, etc ... Usually, these charms give instructions involving some sort of physical action, including making a medical potion, repeating a certain set of words, or writing a specific set of words on an object ... These Anglo-Saxon charms tell a great deal about medieval medical theory and practice ...
Charm, Ohio
... Charm is an unincorporated community in northwestern Clark Township, Holmes County, Ohio, United States ...
Charm School 3
... Charm School with Ricki Lake is the third season of the VH1 reality television series Charm School ... Ricki Lake is the headmistress of the Charm School, and is assisted by deans Alani "La La" Vazquez and Stryker ... Ebony Jones (Risky) was ultimately named Charm School Queen and was awarded the $100,000 ...
San Diego Art Institute - Museum of The Living Artist - The House of Charm
... The House of Charm was called the Indian Arts Building when it was originally created for the first exposition ... It acquired its current name, the House of Charm, during the second exposition ... Like many other exposition buildings within the Park, the House of Charm was taken over by the military during WWII ...

More definitions of "charm":

  • (verb): Control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft.
    Synonyms: becharm
  • (verb): Protect through supernatural powers or charms.
  • (noun): Attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates.
    Synonyms: appeal, appealingness
  • (noun): A verbal formula believed to have magical force.
    Example: "Inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese"
    Synonyms: spell, magic spell

Famous quotes containing the word charm:

    But no. Too soon I voun’ my charm abroke.
    Noo comely soul in white like her—
    Noo soul a-steppen light like her—
    An’ nwone o’ comely height like her—
    Went by; but all my grief agean awoke.
    William Barnes (1801–1886)

    An island always pleases my imagination, even the smallest, as a small continent and integral portion of the globe. I have a fancy for building my hut on one. Even a bare, grassy isle, which I can see entirely over at a glance, has some undefined and mysterious charm for me.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The dissident does not operate in the realm of genuine power at all. He is not seeking power. He has no desire for office and does not gather votes. He does not attempt to charm the public, he offers nothing and promises nothing. He can offer, if anything, only his own skin—and he offers it solely because he has no other way of affirming the truth he stands for. His actions simply articulate his dignity as a citizen, regardless of the cost.
    Václav Havel (b. 1936)