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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun charm:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb charm:


The word charm is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

Definition of the noun charm

What does charm mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: charms

  1. attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
  2. a verbal formula believed to have magical force
  3. something believed to bring good luck
  4. (physics) one of the six flavors of quark

Alternative definition of the noun charm


  1. An object, act or words believed to have magic power.
  2. The ability to persuade, delight or arouse admiration; often constructed in the plural.
  3. [physics] A quantum number of hadrons determined by the quantity of charm quarks & antiquarks.
  4. A small trinket on a bracelet or chain, etc.
  5. The mixed sound of many voices, especially of birds or children.
  6. A flock, group (especially of finches).

Definition of the verb charm

What does charm mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: charmed | charming | charms

  1. attract; cause to be enamored
  2. control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft
  3. protect through supernatural powers or charms
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic word: protect = shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
  4. induce into action by using one's charm
    • examples: She charmed him into giving her all his money | They charm him into writing the letter
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of charm: influence / tempt
    • more generic word: persuade = cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
    • more specific words: magnetise / magnetize / mesmerise / mesmerize / spellbind / bewitch = attract strongly, as if with a magnet

Alternative definition of the verb charm


  1. To seduce, persuade or fascinate someone or something.
  2. [transitive] To use a magical charm upon someone/something.


Charm is an unincorporated community in northwestern Clark Township, Holmes County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 44617. It lies along State Route 557.


Who is Charm?

Charm a.k.a. Veronica Jett is an American pornographic actress. She appeared in the music video for Papa Roach's single "…To Be Loved".


Charm is a musical group.

  • albums: "Shikami", "Hito"


Charm is a record label.


  1. Charm is a fictional characher from the 2009 film Thug Love.
  2. Charm is a fictional character from the 2011 film Wasteland.


  1. "Charm" is the critically acclaimed third studio album from American rapper/record producer Danny! and the first of his records to be released commercially. As evidenced in the title, Charm was a huge milestone in Danny!'s career; after two unsuccessful attempts to make a name for himself in the music world, the record unanimously won rave reviews, culminating in the inclusion of the album on the 49th Annual Grammy Awards short list and, eventually, a record deal with Definitive Jux Records.
  2. "CHARM" is a musical album of PLASTICZOOMS.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  3. "Charm" is a musical album of Maria Doyle Kennedy.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  4. "Charm" is a musical album of Strange Boutique.
    • released in (23 years ago)
  5. "Charm" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  6. "Charm" is a musical album of Kissinger.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  7. "Charm" is a musical album of Spare Snare.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  8. "Charm" is a musical album of Nowhere Blossoms.
  9. "Charm" is a composition, cataloged instance.


"Charm" is a 2002 horror drama film directed by Sadie Shaw and Sarah Reed .


"Charm" is a video game.

  • developer: Acid Plan
  • genre: Adventure game
  • publisher: Acid Plan
  • released on (23 years ago)


  1. Charm is a flavour quantum number representing the difference between the number of charm quarks and charm antiquarks that are present in a particle: By convention, the sign of flavour quantum numbers agree with the sign of the electric charge carried by the quark of corresponding flavour. The charm quark, which carries an electric charge of +⁄3, therefore carries a charm of +1.
  2. Charm a.k.a. Charm++ is a parallel object-oriented programming language based on C++ and developed in the Parallel Programming Laboratory at the University of Illinois. Charm++ is designed with the goal of enhancing programmer productivity by providing a high-level abstraction of a parallel program while at the same time delivering good performance on a wide variety of underlying hardware platforms. Programs written in Charm++ are decomposed into a number of cooperating message-driven objects called chares. When a programmer invokes a method on an object, the Charm++ runtime system sends a message to the invoked object, which may reside on the local processor or on a remote processor in a parallel computation. This message triggers the execution of code within the chare to handle the message asynchronously.
  3. Charm is an object oriented computer programming language devised in the early 1990s with similarities to the RTL/2, Pascal and C languages in addition to containing some unique features of its own. The Charm language is defined by a context-free grammar amenable to being processed by recursive descent parser as described in seminal books on compiler design.

Phrases with Charm

Phrases starting with the word Charm:

  1. charm quark
  2. Charm School
  3. charm campaign
  4. Charm Offensive

Phrases ending with the word Charm:

  1. Lucky Charm
  2. Like a Charm
  3. good luck charm
  4. Work Like a Charm
  5. Third Time's a Charm

Other phrase containing the word Charm:

  1. Anti-Charm Quark

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Charm

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Google preview20,000 Quips & Quotes (1995)

-Edgar Saltus Charm is a glow within a woman which casts a most becoming light on others. -John Mason Brown A woman is...

Google previewWhere Sea Meets Sky (2015)

A Novel by Karina Halle

photogenic as all hell, but its charm is the first thing that comes to mind. The cab dropped us off at the top of the hill and you can see just how packed the town is. Building after colorful building crammed below cliffs, staggered down the hillsides ...

Google previewEvocations of Grace (2000)

The Writings of Joseph Sittler on Ecology, Theology, and Ethics by Joseph Sittler, Steven Bouma-Prediger, Peter W. Bakken

Charm is a reality. Charm is not located in data although it has by data its theater and voice. Charm is not a...

Google previewEscape and Other Essays (2014)

by Arthur Christopher Benson

Charm is the quality which makes one desire to linger upon one's pilgrimage, that cries to the soul to halt, to rest, to be content. It is intimate, reassuring, and appealing; and the shadow of it is the gentle pathos, which is in itself half a luxury of ...

Google previewWords from the Wise (2007)

by Rosemarie Jarski

Voltaire Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question. Albert Camus Charm is the enchanted dart, light and subtle as a hummingbird. But it is deceptive in one thing: like a sense of humor, if you think you've ...

Google previewRick Steves' Snapshot Dubrovnik (2014)

by Rick Steves, Cameron Hewitt

The city's sleepy charm is the result of its nononsense past. Busy merchants, the salt trade, and shipbuilding made Dubrovnik rich. But the city's most valued commodity was always its freedom—even today, you'll see the proud motto Libertas ...

Google previewMedieval Christianity in Practice (2009)

by Miri Rubin

Second, although the charm refers to vaguely defined poisons and flying things, the instructions make it clear that the end product is a wound salve (with accompanying lotion). This combination of a rather prosaic physical preparation with a ...

Google previewInternational Conference on Economics and Management Engineering (ICEME2014) (2014)

these four aspects that the decisive soft power, key soft power, foundation of soft power and the core of the soft strength, Introduction In a number of factors, cultural charm is the root causes of the country's soft power and core strength.

Google previewThe Grey World (2009)

by Evelyn Underhill

Charm is a matter of corsets as well as of culture: it is not picturesque to murmur spiritual secrets into the ear of a stout matron, however well-read. To a small mind, such an occupation may even appear ridiculous: and the minds of Elsa's ...

Google previewA Dictionary, Hindustani & English: accompanied by a reversed dictionary, English and Hindustani (1866)

By Duncan Forbes by Duncan Forbes

ifi charm, m. leather, :1 skin, :1 hide; a shield. charm-tarang, m. a ...

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Small photo of isolated charm necklaceSmall photo of Gold charm bracelet with assorted charms laid out on white with a heavy vignetteSmall photo of Row of charming old colonial houses in evening sun at foot of steep Tinakori hill, Wellington. This type of architecture adds to the unique charm of the capital city of New Zealand.Small photo of Beautiful dream catchers that give good dreams and used as protective charm for infantsSmall photo of Gifted box ideas for weddings. Party favor boxes with red hearts. Charm bracelet and box for Valentine's Day. Mini boxes for gifts. Group of white boxes with red hearts and a charm bracelet.Small photo of Mannheim, Germany - August 24, 2017: Pandora shop. Pandora is a Danish jewelry manufacturer and retailer founded in 1982 known for its customizable charm bracelets, designer rings, necklaces and watchSmall photo of Ukraine, 11.04.2017: Pandora Charm set collection I love travel. Heart, globe, kitties, journey, passport, suitcase. Silver beads charms bracelets isolated white background More...

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Quotes about Charm

We were watching the first series recently, and it has a charm, a kind of amateur charm. At that point we didn't involve ourselves technically at all - we just messed about and told our jokes - and it looks a bit like that. (Jennifer Saunders)
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Scrabble value of C3H4A1R1M3

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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