Enchanting to Encroachingly

(En*chant"ing), a. Having a power of enchantment; charming; fascinating.En*chant"ing*ly, adv.

(En*chant"ment) n. [F. enchantement.]

1. The act of enchanting; the production of certain wonderful effects by the aid of demons, or the agency of supposed spirits; the use of magic arts, spells, or charms; incantation.

After the last enchantment you did here.

2. The effect produced by the act; the state of being enchanted; as, to break an enchantment.

3. That which captivates the heart and senses; an influence or power which fascinates or highly delights.

Such an enchantment as there is in words.

Syn. — Incantation; necromancy; magic; sorcery; witchcraft; spell; charm; fascination; witchery.

(En*chant"ress) n. [Cf. F. enchanteresse.] A woman versed in magical arts; a sorceress; also, a woman who fascinates. Shak.

(En*charge") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Encharged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Encharging ] [OF. enchargier, F. encharger; pref. en- (L. in) + F. charger. See Charge.] To charge (with); to impose (a charge) upon.

His countenance would express the spirit and the passion of the part he was encharged with.

(En*charge"), n. A charge. [Obs.] A. Copley.

(En*chase") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enchased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Enchasing.] [F. enchâsser; pref. en- (L. in) + châsse box containing relics, frame, case, the same word as caisse case. See 1st Case, and cf. Chase, Encase, Incase.]

1. To incase or inclose in a border or rim; to surround with an ornamental casing, as a gem with gold; to encircle; to inclose; to adorn.

Enchased with a wanton ivy twine.

An precious stones, in studs of gold enchased,
The shaggy velvet of his buskins graced.

2. To chase; to ornament by embossing or engraving; as, to enchase a watch case.

With golden letters . . . well enchased.

3. To delineate or describe, as by writing. [Obs.]

All which . . . for to enchase,
Him needeth sure a golden pen, I ween.

(En*chas"er) n. One who enchases.

(En*chas"ten) v. t. To chasten. [Obs.]

(En*che"son, En*chea"son) , n. [OF. enchaison, fr. L. incidere to happen; in + cadere to fall.] Occasion, cause, or reason. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(En*chest") v. t. [Cf. Inchest.] To inclose in a chest. Vicars.

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