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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 charm /ˈʧɑrm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Charm, v. i.
 1. To use magic arts or occult power; to make use of charms.
    The voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.   --Ps. lviii. 5.
 2. To act as, or produce the effect of, a charm; to please greatly; to be fascinating.
 3. To make a musical sound. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Charm n.
 1. A melody; a song. [Obs.]
    With charm of earliest birds.   --Milton.
    Free liberty to chant our charms at will.   --Spenser.
 2. A word or combination of words sung or spoken in the practice of magic; a magical combination of words, characters, etc.; an incantation.
    My high charms work.   --Shak.
 3. That which exerts an irresistible power to please and attract; that which fascinates; any alluring quality.
    Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.   --Pope.
    The charm of beauty's powerful glance.   --Milton.
 4. Anything worn for its supposed efficacy to the wearer in averting ill or securing good fortune.
 5. Any small decorative object worn on the person, as a seal, a key, a silver whistle, or the like. Bunches of charms are often worn at the watch chain.
 Syn: -- Spell; incantation; conjuration; enchantment; fascination; attraction.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Charm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Charmed p. pr. & vb. n. Charming.]
 1. To make music upon; to tune. [Obs. & R.]
    Here we our slender pipes may safely charm.   --Spenser.
 2. To subdue, control, or summon by incantation or supernatural influence; to affect by magic.
    No witchcraft charm thee!   --Shak.
 3. To subdue or overcome by some secret power, or by that which gives pleasure; to allay; to soothe.
    Music the fiercest grief can charm.   --Pope.
 4. To attract irresistibly; to delight exceedingly; to enchant; to fascinate.
 They, on their mirth and dance
 Intent, with jocund music charm his ear.   --Milton.
 5. To protect with, or make invulnerable by, spells, charms, or supernatural influences; as, a charmed life.
 I, in my own woe charmed,
 Could not find death.   --Shak.
 Syn: - To fascinate; enchant; enrapture; captivate; bewitch; allure; subdue; delight; entice; transport.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his
           smile was part of his appeal to her" [syn: appeal, appealingness]
      2: a verbal formula believed to have magical force; "he
         whispered a spell as he moved his hands"; "inscribed
         around its base is a charm in Balinese" [syn: spell, magic
      3: something believed to bring good luck [syn: good luck charm]
      v 1: attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's
           hearts" [syn: capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm,
            enamor, captivate, beguile, fascinate, bewitch,
            entrance, enchant]
      2: control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft [syn: becharm]
      3: protect through supernatural powers or charms
      4: induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him
         into giving her all his money" [syn: influence, tempt]