KJV Dictionary Definition: charm



1. Words, characters or other things imagined to possess some occult or unintelligible power; hence, a magic power or spell, by which with the supposed assistance of the devil, witches and sorcerers have been supposed to do wonderful things. Spell; enchantment. Hence,

2. That which has power to subdue opposition, and gain the affections; that which can please irresistible; that which delights and attracts the heart; generally in the plural.

The smiles of nature and the charms of art.

Good humor only teaches charms to last.

CHARM, v.t.

1. To subdue or control by incantation or secret influence.

I will send serpents among you - which will not be charmed. Jer. 8.

2. To subdue by secret power, especially by that which pleases and delights the mind; to allay, or appease.

Music the fiercest grief can charm.

3. To give exquisite pleasure to the mind or senses; to delight.

We were charmed with the conversation.

The aerial songster charms us with her melodious notes.

4. To fortify with charms against evil.

I have a charmed life, which must not yield.

5. To make powerful by charms.

6. To summon by incantation.

7. To temper agreeably.

CHARM, v.i. To sound harmonically.


CHARMED, pp. Subdued by charms; delighted; enchanted.


CHARMFUL, a. Abounding with charms.



1. Using charms; enchanting.

2. a. Pleasing n the highest degree; delighting.

Music is but an elegant and charming species of elocution.


CHARMINGLY, adv. Delightfully; in a manner to charm, or to give delight.

She smiled very charmingly.