Definitions

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

  • n. A woman of great charm or fascination.
  • n. A woman who practices magic; a sorceress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An attractive woman skilled at using magic; an alluring witch.
  • n. A beautiful, charming and irresistible woman.
  • n. A femme fatale.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman versed in magical arts; a sorceress; also, a woman who fascinates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman who enchants, as by magic spells, beauty, manner, or the like; a sorceress.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
  • n. a female sorcerer or magician

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Examples

  • “Morgaine Le Fey, called enchantress by those who do not understand what she truly was,” Cecil says implacably.

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  • It is … the task of criticism to establish principles; to improve opinion into knowledge; and to distinguish those means of pleasing which depend upon known causes and rational deduction, from the nameless and inexplicable elegances which appeal wholly to the fancy, from which we feel delight, but know not how they produce it, and which may well be termed the enchantress of the soul.

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  • L'ammaliatrice Angelica, the so-called enchantress of Florence, brought men running from the fields, and women from their kitchens ....

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  • Although the enchantress was a woman grown, a look of uncertainty crossed her features, as if a child suddenly gazed out at him through wide blue eyes.

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  • This part of India is far from answering to the "enchantress" idea which the dithyrambic descriptions of writers who have celebrated its marvels have led Europeans to form.

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  • Occurs only in Ex. 22: 18, as the rendering of mekhashshepheh, the feminine form of the word, meaning "enchantress" (R.V.,

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  • Visit a shaman, enchantress or thaumaturge who (for a fee) will help you rediscover your muse.

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  • Greene, most recently seen on TV in the sci-fi series Heroes and comedy drama Pushing Daisies, plays three identical triplets: an enchantress, a princess and a nymph queen.

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  • The familiar semi-magical Petrarchan markers are in place – a forest where the weary lover-hunter will lose his way, the elusive and singular deer who is both prey and fatal enchantress.

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  • Jersey Shore enchantress Snooki appeared on radio program Mojo in the Morning on Thursday and bravely admitted that, despite her obvious charms, she hasn't experienced guido love in 90 days.

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