from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An object worn, especially around the neck, as a charm against evil or injury.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A kind of protective charm or ornament, often bearing magical symbols, worn for protection against ill will, negative influences, evil spirits &/or the supernatural.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An ornament, gem, or scroll, or a package containing a relic, etc., worn as a charm or preservative against evils or mischief, such as diseases and witchcraft, and generally inscribed with mystic forms or characters. [Also used figuratively.]
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Some object superstitiously worn as a remedy for or preservative against disease, bad luck, accidents, witchcraft, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease
Latin amulētum.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French amulette, from Latin amuletum (Wiktionary)