Definitions for: Glamour


[n] alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal)
[v] cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something



Webster (1913) Definition: Gla"mour, n. [Scot. glamour, glamer; cf. Icel.
gl['a]meggdr one who is troubled with the glaucoma (?); or
Icel. gl[=a]m-s?ni weakness of sight, glamour; gl[=a]mr name
of the moon, also of a ghost + s?ni sight akin to E. see.
Perh., however, a corruption of E. gramarye.]
1. A charm affecting the eye, making objects appear different
from what they really are.

2. Witchcraft; magic; a spell. --Tennyson.

3. A kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear
different from what they really are.

The air filled with a strange, pale glamour that
seemed to lie over the broad valley. --W. Black.

4. Any artificial interest in, or association with, an
object, through which it appears delusively magnified or
glorified.

Glamour gift, Glamour might, the gift or power of
producing a glamour. The former is used figuratively, of
the gift of fascination peculiar to women.

It had much of glamour might To make a lady seem a
knight. --Sir W.
Scott.

Synonyms: bewitch, enchant, glamor, hex, jinx, witch

See Also: beauty, becharm, charm, spell, voodoo

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