Pronunciation: (chärm),[key] —n. 1. a power of pleasing or attracting, as through personality or beauty: charm of manner; the charm of a mountain lake. 2. a trait or feature imparting this power.
4. a trinket to be worn on a bracelet, necklace, etc.
5. something worn or carried on one's person for its supposed magical effect; amulet.
6. any action supposed to have magical power.
7. the chanting or recitation of a magic verse or formula.
8. a verse or formula credited with magical power.
9. Physics.a quantum number assigned the value +1 for one kind of quark, -1 for its antiquark, and 0 for all other quarks. Symbol: C Cf. charmed quark.
—v.t. 1. to delight or please greatly by beauty, attractiveness, etc.; enchant: She charmed us with her grace. 2. to act upon (someone or something) with or as with a compelling or magical force: to charm a bird from a tree. 3. to endow with or protect by supernatural powers.
4. to gain or influence through personal charm: He charmed a raise out of his boss.
—v.i. 1. to be fascinating or pleasing.
2. to use charms.
3. to act as a charm.
Pronunciation: (chärm),[key] —n.Brit. Dial. blended singing of birds, children, etc.