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charmed

[ chahrmd ]
/ tʃɑrmd /
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adjective

marked by good fortune or privilege: a charmed life.
Physics. (of a particle) having a nonzero value of charm.

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Nearby words

charm, charm offensive, charm quark, charm school, charm the pants off, charmed, charmed circle, charmed life, charmed particle, charmed quark, charmedly

Origin of charmed

1250–1300; Middle English. See charm1, -ed2
Related formsun·charmed, adjective

Definition for charmed (2 of 2)

charm

1
[ chahrm ]
/ tʃɑrm /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Origin of charm

1
1250–1300; Middle English charme, from Old French, from Latin carminem, accusative of carmen “song, magical formula,” from unattested canmen (by dissimilation), equivalent to can(ere) “to sing” + -men noun suffix
SYNONYMS FOR charm
Related formscharm·ed·ly [chahr-mid-lee] /ˈtʃɑr mɪd li/, adverbcharm·er, nouncharm·less, adjectivecharm·less·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for charmed (1 of 3)

charmed

/ (tʃɑːmd) /

adjective

delighted or fascinateda charmed audience
seemingly protected by a magic spellhe bears a charmed life
physics possessing charma charmed quark

British Dictionary definitions for charmed (2 of 3)

charm

1
/ (tʃɑːm) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for charm

C13: from Old French charme, from Latin carmen song, incantation, from canere to sing

British Dictionary definitions for charmed (3 of 3)

charm

2
/ (tʃɑːm) /

noun

Southwest English dialect a loud noise, as of a number of people chattering or of birds singing

Word Origin for charm

C16: variant of chirm
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Science definitions for charmed

charm

[ chärm ]

One of the flavors of quarks, contributing to the charm number-a quantum number-for hadrons.
A charmed particle is a particle that contains at least one charmed quark or charmed antiquark. The charmed quark was hypothesized to account for the longevity of the J/psi particle and to explain differences in the behavior of leptons and hadrons. See more at flavor.
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Idioms and Phrases with charmed

charm


In addition to the idioms beginning with charm

  • charmed life
  • charm the pants off

also see:

  • (charm the) pants off
  • work like a charm
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.