Definition of Enchantment

1. Noun. A feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual.

Exact synonyms: Captivation, Enthrallment, Fascination
Generic synonyms: Liking
Derivative terms: Captivate, Enchant, Enthrall, Fascinate



2. Noun. A psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation.
Exact synonyms: Spell, Trance
Generic synonyms: Mental Condition, Mental State, Psychological Condition, Psychological State
Specialized synonyms: Possession, Captivation, Fascination
Derivative terms: Enchant, Enchant, Spell, Trance

3. Noun. A magical spell.
Exact synonyms: Bewitchment
Generic synonyms: Black Art, Black Magic, Necromancy, Sorcery
Derivative terms: Bewitch, Enchant, Enchant

Definition of Enchantment

1. n. 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.

Definition of Enchantment

1. Noun. The act of enchanting or the feeling of being enchanted. ¹

2. Noun. Something that enchants; a magical spell. ¹

3. Noun. Something that is enchanted. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Enchantment

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Enchantment

1. 1. 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." (Shak) 2. The effect produced by the act; the state of being enchanted; as, to break an enchantment. 3. That which captivates the heart and senses; an influence or power which fascinates or highly delights. "Such an enchantment as there is in words." (South) Synonym: Incantation, necromancy, magic, sorcery, witchcraft, spell, charm, fascination, witchery. Origin: F. Enchantement. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Enchantment

enchaired
enchannel
enchanneled
enchanneling
enchannels
enchant
enchantable
enchanted
enchanter
enchanter's nightshade
enchanters
enchantest
enchanteth
enchanting
enchantingly
enchantment (current term)
enchantments
enchantour
enchantress
enchantresses
enchants
encharge
encharged
encharges
encharging
encharm
encharmed
encharms
enchase
enchased

Literary usage of Enchantment

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist: A Popular Illustration of the Principles by Richard Green Moulton (1901)
"Putting all these considerations together we may see that, not only is the play full in a general sense of enchantment, but further that the distribution of ..."

2. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1824)
"Two sea leagues have changed everything. enchantment, MAGIC, CONJURATION ... inspiring persons with love, or changing men into beasts ? enchantment ..."

3. Glaciers of North America: A Reading Lesson for Students of Geography and by Israel Cook Russell (1897)
"At the angle where the bay makes this sharp bend there is a high, rocky promontory of glacier-burnished rock, which I named Cape enchantment ..."

4. Glaciers of North America: A Reading Lesson for Students of Geography and by Israel Cook Russell (1897)
"At the angle where the bay makes this sharp bend there is a high, rocky promontory of glacier-burnished rock, which I named Cape enchantment. ..."

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