from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To place under one's power by or as if by magic; cast a spell over.
- transitive v. To captivate completely; entrance. See Synonyms at charm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to cast a spell on someone or something
- v. to astonish or amaze
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To gain an ascendency over by charms or incantations; to affect (esp. to injure) by witchcraft or sorcery.
- transitive v. To charm; to fascinate; to please to such a degree as to take away the power of resistance; to enchant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To subject to the influence of witchcraft; affect by witchcraft or sorcery; throw a charm or spell over.
- To charm; fascinate; please to such a degree as to take away the power of resistance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. attract; cause to be enamored
- v. attract strongly, as if with a magnet
- v. cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
Middle English biwicchen : probably bi-, be- + wicchen (from Old English wiccian, from wicce, witch, or wicca, sorcerer).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English bewicchen, equivalent to be- + witch. (Wiktionary)