Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An object worn, especially around the neck, as a charm against evil or injury.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Some object superstitiously worn as a remedy for or preservative against disease, bad luck, accidents, witchcraft, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin amulētum.]

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From Middle French amulette, from Latin amuletum

Examples

  • Satisfactorily to explain the derivation of the English word "amulet" has taxed the ingenuity of etymologists, and its origin is admittedly obscure.

    Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery

  • An amulet from the eponymous, dreadful Plateau no doubt.

    The Amulet of Leng!

  • If retrieving a piece of the amulet is in jeopardy, then, and ONLY then, do I change to Black Adam.

    Black Adam: The Dark Age #3 (of 6) | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • The word amulet has appeared in eight Times articles over the past year, including on June 11, 2010 in

    NYT > Home Page

  • Unarmed and injured, Locke must have thought that giving him the amulet was a worthy last resort.

    The Ark

  • “My director called me into his office and told me that he had been asked by the British Museum to question my professional conduct because they were convinced that the amulet was a modern hoax.”

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • “My director called me into his office and told me that he had been asked by the British Museum to question my professional conduct because they were convinced that the amulet was a modern hoax.”

    More on the Fake Christian Amulet

  • The watcher would be able to see what she did and hear what she said but if the amulet seemed to be an old possession, it would not tell the Sidhe the amulet was a "caller."

    Ill Met By Moonlight

  • In the center of the amulet was the Coptic cross, complete with the flower weave just like the one in the museum.

    The Welkening

  • About six inches in diameter, the amulet was a golden heart-shaped scarab, a dung beetle that, the sign said, ancient Egyptians used to symbolize rebirth.

    The Welkening

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  • From Ranger's Apprentice

    David Du

    The amulet which use to belong to the knight is lost for years.

    October 24, 2012

  • "I am posting an example of how to post the vocab word amulet for my class" (Book Title, pg. 17).

    October 24, 2012

  • Amulet

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    November 5, 2012