amulet

noun am·u·let \ ˈam-yə-lət \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of amulet

: a charm (such as an ornament) often inscribed with a magic incantation or symbol to aid the wearer or protect against evil (such as disease or witchcraft)

Examples of amulet in a Sentence

  1. a small cross made of goat bone was worn in the Middle Ages as an amulet to ward off evil

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Origin and Etymology of amulet

Latin amuletum

amulet Synonyms

Synonyms
charm, fetish (also fetich), mascot, mojo, periapt, phylactery, talisman
Antonyms
hoodoo, jinx
Related Words
gris-gris (also grigri), juju, philter, toadstone; emblem, symbol, token, totem
Near Antonyms
curse, hex, spell

AMULET Defined for English Language Learners

amulet

noun

Definition of amulet for English Language Learners

  • : a small object worn to protect the person wearing it against bad things (such as illness, bad luck, etc.)


AMULET Defined for Kids

amulet

noun am·u·let \ ˈam-yə-lət \

Definition of amulet for Students

: a small object worn as a charm against evil


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