enchantment

Definitions

  • LOOKING THROUGH A CREVICE OF THE ENCHANTED MESA
    LOOKING THROUGH A CREVICE OF THE ENCHANTED MESA
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n enchantment a magical spell
    • n enchantment a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
    • n enchantment a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: New Mexico is known as the "Land of Enchantment."
    • Enchantment That which captivates the heart and senses; an influence or power which fascinates or highly delights. "Such an enchantment as there is in words."
    • Enchantment The act of enchanting; the production of certain wonderful effects by the aid of demons, or the agency of supposed spirits; the use of magic arts, spells, or charms; incantation. "After the last enchantment you did here."
    • Enchantment The effect produced by the act; the state of being enchanted; as, to break an enchantment .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n enchantment The pretended art or act of producing effects by the invocation or aid of demons or the agency of spirits; the use of magic arts, spells, or charms; incantation; that which produces magical results
    • n enchantment The state or condition of being enchanted, literally or figuratively; especially, a very delightful influence or effect; a sense of charm or fascination.
    • n enchantment That which enchants or delights; the power or quality of producing an enchanting effect.
    • n enchantment Synonyms Charm, fascination, magic, spell, sorcery, necromancy, witchery, witchcraft.
    • n enchantment Rapture, transport, ravishment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Enchantment act of enchanting: use of magic arts: that which enchants
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Quotations

  • Virgil
    Virgil
    “Trust not too much to an enchanting face.”
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
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    “What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?”
  • Plato
    Plato
    “Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.”
  • Lord Byron
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    “Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.”
  • James Redfield
    James Redfield
    “Life is really about a spiritual unfolding that is personal and enchanting -- an unfolding that no science or philosophy or religion has yet fully clarified.”
  • W. H. Auden
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    “A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. enchantement,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. enchanter—L. incantāre, to sing a magic formula over—in, on, cantāre, to sing.

Usage

In literature:

As usual, Spring enchants him.
"The Poetry Of Robert Browning" by Stopford A. Brooke
Then Birog by her enchantments put them all into a deep sleep, and Cian went to speak with Ethlinn.
"Gods and Fighting Men" by Lady I. A. Gregory
A word from her seemed to have released them from an enchantment.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
To summon a dead religion from its forgotten grave and to make it tell its story, would require an enchanter's wand.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
I have always lived in enchanting houses.
"The House in Good Taste" by Elsie de Wolfe
She turned again to her enchanted sandwich.
"Living Alone" by Stella Benson
How the little sister wept over the enchanted brother, and the fawn wept also.
"Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
It was a hall enchanted and inexplicable.
"Your United States" by Arnold Bennett
Before the enchantment can be broken, there are three tasks to be performed.
"The Child's World" by Hetty Browne, Sarah Withers, W.K. Tate
He is a famous enchanter, and my bitter enemy.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 3 (of 12)" by Various
This is one of its enchanted places.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
Thus the enchantment being broken, she appeared in all her perfect beauty and goodness.
"English Fairy Tales" by Flora Annie Steel
Cats, the enchanted, ii.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
Accustomed to a disdainful mistress who interested herself not at all in their doings, the warriors were surprised and enchanted.
"The Curse of Koshiu" by Lewis Wingfield
As we approached Lyons the river narrowed and grew bolder, and the last ten miles were enchanting.
"Pencillings by the Way" by N. Parker Willis
She started and looked around, eagerly surveying the splendours of that enchanting capital.
"Baron Bruno" by Louisa Morgan
I was delighted to see Righelini enchanted, and the ambassador dumb with admiration.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. II (of VI), "To Paris and Prison" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
When they were within respectful distance of Vulcan the enchanter sank on one knee before him, and the rest immediately followed his example.
"The Brownies and Prince Florimel" by Palmer Cox
His conceit is precisely what enchants me.
"Camilla" by Fanny Burney
It is quite enchanting: a sort of dream of peace.
"Chronicles of Dustypore" by Henry Stewart Cunningham
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In poetry:

Oh ! let then my fostering hand
To the garden your beauties transplant,
There, there will your graces expand,
And each raptur'd gazer enchant.
"Morning Walk" by Laura Sophia Temple
We stood by the lake as it lay
With its dimpled face turned to the light;
Was it strange I had nothing to say
To so fair and enchanting a sight?
"River And Sea" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
This is the trap; this is the snare,
This is the false, enchanting light,
And when it smoulders into night,
How can each know the other is there?
"The Egoists" by Edith Nesbit
Fair inmate of a happy home
Whose love so gently shed
Could a serene enchantment make
And love in stranger bosoms wake,
Ah, whither art thou fled?
"Miss Catherine Ball," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
A song of Enchantment I sang me there,
In a green-green wood, by waters fair,
Just as the words came up to me
I sang it under the wild wood tree.
"A Song of Enchantment" by Walter de la Mare
But who has hung from leaf to leaf,
From flower to flower, a silken twine—
A cloud of grey that holds the dew
In globes of clear enchanted wine ?
"The Watcher in the Wood" by Dora Sigerson Shorter

In news:

Crowd turns out for Pops enchantment .
Holiday Enchantment — November 18, 2009.
The uses of enchantment .
In the Tamest of Starts, the Seeds of Enchantment .
Tony Perez From Enchantment and Timba to Full Force Jazz Pimienta Records.
AN OBVIOUS ENCHANTMENT By Tucker Malarkey.
You write a lot about using social media, but is it possible to enchant customers without it.
If you have these down pat, you could rub two sticks together and enchant people.
You've got to go out there and enchant .
North Idaho's waters of enchantment .
Nikki is joined by Crystal McClernon, who is President and Owner of Enchantment Pet Resort and Spa, to talk about the amenities, classes, grooming services, and activities offered for your pets.
' Enchantment ' doesn't quite cast spell.
Mark Helprin discusses his new novel, his enchantment with New York, and his first hopeless love.
Clarins Enchanted Summer Collection Kohl Kajal Eyeliner , $24.
FedEx's animated Enchanted Forest campaign fails to deliver.
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In science:

But men, this is enchanting! -- let me interject, For me, another grand occurrence comes to play: The sun rotates around us every single day, And yet, the headstrong Galileo was correct.
Zeno meets modern science
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