[en-chant-muh nt, -chahnt-] /ɛnˈtʃænt mənt, -ˈtʃɑnt-/
the art, act, or an instance of .
the state of being .
something that :
Music is an enchantment that never fails.
the act of enchanting or state of being enchanted
a magic spell or act of witchcraft
great charm or fascination
late 13c., from Old French encantement, from enchanter “bewitch, charm,” from Latin incantare, literally “enchant, cast a (magic) spell upon,” from in- “upon, into” (see in- (2)) + cantare “to sing” (see chant (v.)). Figurative sense of “alluring” is from 1670s. Cf. Old English galdor “song,” also “spell, enchantment,” from galan “to sing,” source of the second element in nightingale.
(1.) The rendering of Hebrew _latim_ or _lehatim_, which means “something covered,” “muffled up;” secret arts, tricks (Ex. 7:11, 22; 8:7, 18), by which the Egyptian magicians imposed on the credulity of Pharaoh. (2.) The rendering of the Hebrew _keshaphim_, “muttered spells” or “incantations,” rendered “sorceries” in Isa. 47:9, 12, i.e., the using of certain formulae under the belief that men could thus be bound. (3.) Hebrew _lehashim_, “charming,” as of serpents (Jer. 8:17; comp. Ps. 58:5). (4.) Hebrew _nehashim_, the enchantments or omens used by Balaam (Num. 24:1); his endeavouring to gain omens favourable to his design. (5.) Hebrew _heber_ (Isa. 47:9, 12), “magical spells.” All kinds of enchantments were condemned by the Mosaic law (Lev. 19:26; Deut. 18:10-12). (See DIVINATION.)
[en-chan-tris, -chahn-] /ɛnˈtʃæn trɪs, -ˈtʃɑn-/ noun 1. a woman who practices magic; sorceress. 2. an irresistibly charming or fascinating woman: an enchantress who breaks men’s hearts. n. late 14c., “witch,” from enchanter + -ess. Meaning “charming woman” is from 1713.
[en-cheys] /ɛnˈtʃeɪs/ verb (used with object), enchased, enchasing. 1. to place (gems) in an ornamental setting. 2. to decorate with inlay, embossing, or engraving. /ɪnˈtʃeɪs/ verb 1. (transitive) a less common word for chase1 (sense 3)
[en-chuh-lah-duh, -lad-uh] /ˌɛn tʃəˈlɑ də, -ˈlæd ə/ noun, Mexican Cookery. 1. a tortilla rolled and filled with a seasoned mixture, usually containing meat, and covered with a sauce flavored with chili. Idioms 2. big / top enchilada, Slang. someone regarded as the most important, influential, or dominant person in an organization: The police are hoping […]
[en-kahy-rid-ee-uh n, -ki-] /ˌɛn kaɪˈrɪd i ən, -kɪ-/ noun, plural enchiridions, enchiridia [en-kahy-rid-ee-uh, -ki-] /ˌɛn kaɪˈrɪd i ə, -kɪ-/ (Show IPA) 1. a handbook; manual. /ˌɛnkaɪˈrɪdɪən/ noun (pl) -ions, -ia (-ɪə) 1. (rare) a handbook or manual n. 1540s, “a handbook,” from Late Latin, from Greek enkheiridion, neuter of enkheiridios “that which is held in […]