What is charm?

  • (noun): A verbal formula believed to have magical force.
    Example: "Inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese"
    Synonyms: spell, magic spell
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on charm, charms:

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 ...
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 ...
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 ... exposition buildings within the Park, the House of Charm was taken over by the military during WWII ...

More definitions of "charm":

  • (verb): Induce into action by using one's charm.
    Synonyms: influence, tempt
  • (noun): Attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates.
    Synonyms: appeal, appealingness
  • (verb): Protect through supernatural powers or charms.
  • (verb): Control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft.
    Synonyms: becharm

Famous quotes containing the word charm:

    The true charm of pedestrianism does not lie in the walking, or in the scenery, but in the talking. The walking is good to time the movement of the tongue by, and to keep the blood and the brain stirred up and active; the scenery and the woodsy smells are good to bear in upon a man an unconscious and unobtrusive charm and solace to eye and soul and sense; but the supreme pleasure comes from the talk.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    What is there in Rome for me to see that others have not seen before me? What is there for me to touch that others have not touched? What is there for me to feel, to learn, to hear, to know, that shall thrill me before it pass to others? What can I discover?—Nothing. Nothing whatsoever. One charm of travel dies here.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    All the charm of all the Muses
    often flowering in a lonely word;
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)