(redirected from enchanting)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.


see magicmagic,
in religion and superstition, the practice of manipulating and controlling the course of nature by preternatural means. Magic is based upon the belief that the universe is populated by unseen forces or spirits that permeate all things.
..... Click the link for more information.


(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Sometimes used to describe a spell or charm placed on someone or something. Elves and fairies were especially thought to enchant people and animals.


See also Fantasy, Magic.
fairy godfather to Italian Cinderella. [Ital. Opera: Rossini, Cinderella, Westerman, 120–121]
under spell, grows ass’s head. [Br. Lit.: A Midsummer Night’s Dream]
enchantment lasts only till midnight. [Fr. Fairy Tale: Cinderella]
enchantress who changes Odysseus’s men into swine. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey; Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
Geraldine, Lady
evil spirit who, by casting a spell, induces Christabel to bring her into her father’s castle. [Br. Lit.: S.T. Coleridge “Christabel” in Benét, 195]
Land of Oz
bewitching realm of magic and mystery. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
water nymph of the Rhine; lured sailors to their doom with her singing. [Ger. Folklore: Leach, 645]
enchanter; one of Charlemagne’s paladins. [Fr. Folk-lore: Harvey, 526]
Miracle, Dr.
bewitches Antonia into singing despite doctor’s orders. [Fr. Opera: Offenbach, Tales of Hoffmann, Westerman, 275–276]
fairy king orders love charm placed on wife. [Br. Lit.: A Midsummer Night’s Dream]
his singing opens the gates of the underworld. [Ger. Opera: Gluck, Orpheus and Euridyce, Westerman, 72]
Pied Piper
charms children of Hamelin with music. [Children’s Lit.: “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” in Dramatic Lyrics, Fisher, 279–281]
Irish fairy spell that distorts reality. [Irish Folklore: Briggs, 327–328]
Quixote, Don
ascribes all his misfortunes to the machinations of enchanters. [Span. Lit.: Cervantes Don Quixote]
spins yams for Sultan for 1001 nights. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
Czech Orpheus; bagpipe music moves even Queen Iceheart. [Czech Opera: Weinberger, Schwanda, Westerman, 412]
with song, bird-women lure sailors to death. [Gk. Myth.: Odyssey]
Sleeping Beauty
sleeps for 100 years. [Fr. Fairy Tale, The Sleeping Beauty]
experiences spell-induced fascination over Bottom. [Br. Lit.: A Midsummer Night’s Dream]
Van Winkle, Rip
returns to village after sleep of 20 years. [Am. Lit.: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.]
indicates bewitching powers. [Flower Symbolism: Flora S ymbo lica, 178]
the Lady of the Lake, enchantress and mistress of Merlin. [Br. Lit.: Barnhart, 1118]
References in periodicals archive ?
Enchanting is described by a Coty spokesperson as a "floriental" fragrance, with top notes of osmanthus, cyclamen and red berries; middle notes of diamond orchid, gardenia, freesia and mimosa; and bottom notes of sandalwood, amber and tonka.
The Owen McKenna-trained Yeah Man then unleashed a tremendous burst of pace to quickly shoot past Enchanting Hero, while in behind Droopys Maldini was making up for his early lapse.
On that occasion the brilliant son of Top Honcho came from behind Enchanting Hero to score by two and a half lengths in a blistering 28.
Tea With Mussolini (MGM: 1999) Like spotting a procession of bishops at the zoo, there is always something incongruous and enchanting about Brits afoot in Italy--particularly when the bevy of expatriate divas slumming about in Florentine cafes and hotels includes the likes of Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright, Judi Dench, and their American friends, Lily Tomlin and Cher.
Not only will little girls be able to watch their favorite ponies in this enchanting Christmas tale, but also hear their favorite holiday music whenever they want.
Snow White,'' while not off-the-charts enchanting, is still pretty jazzy.
Barbie(R) as Princess Annika(TM) Doll: This enchanting lead character can magically change her look.
Enchanting Hero, trained by Reggie Roberts for David Giles, has returned to top form with a bang in this competition and was most impressive last week when comfortably containing Tyrur Ted by a couple of lengths in 28.
The betting suggested the pair would fight it out, with Tyrur Ted going to traps the 9-10 favourite ahead of Enchanting Hero, who was available at 6-4.
Central Holidays, a company of FAR&WIDE Travel Corporation, invites travelers to experience historic Rome, art-filled Florence and enchanting Venice this winter by offering spectacular Winter Specials to these three popular Italian cities.
In this adaptation, an enchanting book has become an enchanting film.
a hillside overlooking the beach, this enchanting resort