Glamour

Gla"mour

(?), n. [Scot. glamour, glamer; cf. Icel. glmeggdr one who is troubled with the glaucoma (?); or Icel. glm-sni weakness of sight, glamour; glmr name of the moon, also of a ghost + sni sight, akin to E. see. Perh., however, a corruption of E. gramarye.]
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1. A charm affecting the eye, making objects appear different from what they really are.
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2. Witchcraft; magic; a spell. Tennyson.
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3. A kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear different from what they really are.
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The air filled with a strange, pale glamour that seemed to lie over the broad valley.
W. Black.
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4. Any artificial interest in, or association with, an object, through which it appears delusively magnified or glorified.
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Glamour gift, Glamour might, the gift or power of producing a glamour. The former is used figuratively, of the gift of fascination peculiar to women.
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It had much of glamour might
To make a lady seem a knight.
Sir W. Scott.
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