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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A Weston light meter in a leather case dangled from his neck like an amulet.
▪ Any infant protected by an amulet bearing the names of the angels would be immune from her attentions.
▪ He handed over a ring and an amulet that I recognised.
▪ If they had asked, I would have pulled them myself, woven them into an amulet.
▪ Like his men, he was protected by magical Buddhist amulets that were knotted into the scarf.
▪ She found bronze cloak pins, clasps, bead amulets and hair-combs.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Amulet \Am"u*let\, n. [L. amuletum: cf. F. amulette.] An ornament, gem, or scroll, or a package containing a relic, etc., worn as a charm or preservative against evils or mischief, such as diseases and witchcraft, and generally inscribed with mystic forms or characters.

Note: [Also used figuratively.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., amalettys, from Latin amuletum (Pliny) "thing worn as a charm against spells, disease, etc.," which is of uncertain origin, perhaps related to amoliri "to avert, to carry away, remove." Not recorded again in English until c.1600; the 15c. use may be via French.


n. A kind of protective charm or ornament, often bearing magical symbols, worn for protection ward off ill will, negative influences, evil spirits &/or the supernatural.


n. a trinket or piece of jewelry thought to be a protection against evil [syn: talisman]

Amulet (band)

Amulet was a hardcore punk band based in Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993 by Torgny Amdam. During the 14 years they were active, they released four albums, three EPs and four 7" records. Blessed and Cursed is a compilation album of their best songs.

Amulet (Amulet album)

Amulet is the first album released by Amulet.

Amulet (song)

"Amulet" is an electronic– world music song performed by Belgian singer Natacha Atlas and Moroccan-French band Sawt el Atlas. The song was written by Natacha Atlas, Count Dubulah, Hamid ManTu and Alex Kasiek and produced by Transglobal Underground for Atlas' second album Halim (1997).

Amulet (Fursaxa album)

Amulet is the fifth studio album by the folk band Fursaxa. It was released in 2005 on Last Visible Dog.


An amulet is an object whose most important characteristic is the power ascribed to it to protect its owner from danger or harm. Amulets are different from talismans as a talisman is believed to bring luck or some other benefit, though it can offer protection as well. Amulets are often confused with pendants—charms that hang from necklaces—any given pendant may indeed be an amulet, but so may any other charm which purports to protect its owner from danger.

Potential amulets include gems, especially engraved gems, statues, coins, drawings, pendants, rings, plants, and animals; even words in the form of a magical spell or incantation to repel evil or bad luck.

The word "amulet" comes from the Latin amulētum; the earliest extant use of the term is in Pliny's Natural History, meaning "an object that protects a person from trouble".

Amulet (novel)

Amulet is a short novel by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño (1953–2003). It was published in 1999. An English translation, by Chris Andrews, was published by New Directions in 2006.

The book is dedicated to the author's poet friend Mario Santiago Papasquiaro (1953–1998), who died the year it was being written; as "Ulises Lima", Santiago was prominently featured in The Savage Detectives and gets a cameo in this story.

Amulet (disambiguation)

An Amulet is an object intended to bring good luck. It may also refer to:

  • AMULET microprocessor
  • Amulet (band), a Norwegian hardcore band
    • Amulet (Amulet album), their first album
  • Amulet (Fursaxa album), released in 2005
  • "Amulet" (song), a 1997 single by Natacha Atlas
  • Amulet Records, an American percussion and experimental music label
  • Amulet (novel), a 1999 novel by Roberto Bolaño
  • Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams Books
  • Amulet (comics), a graphic novel series by Kazu Kibuishi
Amulet (comics)

Amulet is a graphic novel series illustrated and written by Kazu Kibuishi and published by Scholastic.

The series follows the adventures of Emily Hayes (nicknamed Em), who after moving to their great-grandfather's house in the town of Norlen, discovers and wears the magical amulet that uses magical powers. After entering the fictional world of Alledia with her younger brother, Navin and their mother, Karen, they befriend the allies and set off to defeat the villainous Elf King.

Usage examples of "amulet".

Against such a peril I had provided certain amulets made of the stone alectorian, which groweth in the gizzard of a cock hatched on a moonless night when Saturn burneth in a human sign and the lord of the third house is in the ascendant.

The virtue claimed for that piece of parchment by the man who had sold it to me was that it insured its lucky possessor the love of all women, but I trust my readers will do me the justice to believe that I had no faith whatever in amorous philtres, talismans, or amulets of any kind: I had purchased it only for a joke.

The mage had as much as said the amulet, the asphodel, and the raw snail were not enough by themselves to ward him fully.

The barbarian touched the amulet about his neck as though it were a sleeping serpent coiled there.

Whistling tunelessly as the sailors aboard the Darielle had done, they stared fixedly ahead or eastward, fingering amulets and making warding gestures in the direction they dared not look.

I had bought the dowel to make a set of lie-detecting amulets and never got around to it.

Janizaries, who wore his bones enchased in a bracelet, declared by this superstitious amulet their involuntary reverence for his valor.

She reached to her chest and clasped the amulet beneath her dress, expecting to feel its ruby cold with death.

He squatted before them, washing the skull in the flowing water, and when he was finished, he ran a length of vine through the jagged hole in the cranium and out the foramen and wore the skull around his neck like an amulet.

Each grasped a musket in one hand and searched for his hijab with the other, for each carried several of these amulets, and that in demand this night was the one written against the jin, for certainly none but a jin could have done this thing.

Only the amulet on his left wrist was unchanged, and its curiously knotted flax threads and familiar beads gave her a feeling akin to homesickness, for he who wore it seemed a stranger.

Down that direction are streets where you may purchase magical charms and amulets, salt, sweetmeats, furs, ironware, and weapons.

Muzzaf Kerpatik was a sleekly prosperous person, in his long light-brown jellaba and curl-toed boots, a Star medallion around his neck in silver and diamond chips, two amulets dangling from his belt, mother-of-pearl inlays on the scabbard of his dagger and the butt of his pepperpot revolver.

It speaks of the Kalian and Kahana of Jador, and two amulets that they wear.

When Karn entered the upper cavern, I met him and put the amulets on the out-landers so they could converse and understand us.