enchant[en c̸hant′, -c̸hänt′; in-]
- Enchant is defined as to cast a spell on, or to delight someone.
- An example of enchant is a witch putting two people under a love spell.
- An example of enchant is a beautiful and graceful woman walking into a room of single men.
- to cast a spell over, as by magic; bewitch
- to charm greatly; delight
Origin of enchantMiddle English enchanten ; from Old French enchanter ; from Classical Latin incantare, to bewitch ; from in- (intens.) + cantare, sing: see chant
transitive verben·chant·ed, en·chant·ing, en·chants
- To cast a spell over; bewitch.
- To attract and delight; entrance. See Synonyms at charm.
Origin of enchantMiddle English enchanten, from Old French enchanter, from Latin incantāre, to utter an incantation, cast a spell : in-, against; see en–1 + cantāre, to sing, frequentative of canere; see kan- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present enchants, present participle enchanting, simple past and past participle enchanted)