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Definition of Talisman

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object that is believed to bring good luck or avert evil, charm, amulet
Talisman Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Hence, something that produces extraordinary effects, esp. in averting or repelling evil; an amulet; a charm; as, a talisman to avert diseases.
  
(n.)
A magical figure cut or engraved under certain superstitious observances of the configuration of the heavens, to which wonderful effects are ascribed; the seal, figure, character, or image, of a heavenly sign, constellation, or planet, engraved on a sympathetic stone, or on a metal corresponding to the star, in order to receive its influence.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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talisman
\tal"is*man\ (?), n.; pl. talismans (#). [sp., from ar. tilism, tilsam, a magical image, pl. tilsamān, fr. gr. &?; tribute, tax, lgr., an initiation, incantation, from &?; to complete, perform, to play taxes, to make perfect, to initiate, especially in the mysteries, fr. &?; completion, end.]
1. a magical figure cut or engraved under certain superstitious observances of the configuration of the heavens, to which wonderful effects are ascribed; the seal, figure, character, or image, of a heavenly sign, constellation, or planet, engraved on a sympathetic stone, or on a metal corresponding to the star, in order to receive its influence.
2. hence, something that produces extraordinary effects, esp. in averting or repelling evil; an amulet; a charm; as, a talisman to avert diseases. [
talisman
n : a trinket or piece of jewelry thought to be a protection against evil [syn: amulet]


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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a trinket or piece of jewelry thought to be a protection against evil
(synonym) amulet
(hypernym) charm, good luck charm
(hyponym) grigri, gres-gris, greegree
Talisman Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
TALISMAN ENERGY INC
Exchange: NYSE
Explores for, develops, produces and markets crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids.
TALISMAN ENERGY INC
Exchange: NYSE
Explores for, develops, produces and markets crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids.
TALISMAN ENERGY INC
Exchange: NYSE
Explores for, develops, produces and markets crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids.
Talisman Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
International Relations and Security Acronyms
World War II name for early plan for post-hostilities activities in Germany
Talisman Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream that you wear a talisman, implies you will have pleasant companions and enjoy favors from the rich. For a young woman to dream her lover gives her one, denotes she will obtain her wishes concerning marriage.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Talisman Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A talisman is an object which is believed to contain certain magical or sacramental properties which would provide good luck for the possessor or possibly offer protection from evil or harm.

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Talismán may refer to:
  • The ring name of professional wrestler Arturo Beristain
  • Talismán, Chiapas
  • Talismán (singer), A Mexican singer

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Talisman Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Talisman Old, Blended Scotch Whisky

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The Talisman, Standard Scotch Blended Whisky

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Talisman Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Rakefet
Talisman [from Arab from Greek telesma completion, initiation, incantation] A charm made by engraving, for instance, the seal or sigil of a certain planet on a disc of metal corresponding to that planet, the operation being done at a time when the influence of that planet is strong. This, being worn, secured the help or influence of the genius of the planet, and is thought to be protective against one or another evil influence. The application extends beyond the planets, and an indefinite number of signs might be used to propitiate or protect against various genii, evil or good.
Such symbols as the cross, the swastika, and the serpent may serve as talismans, for a true symbol is more than a mere arbitrary sign and actually plays its part in the evocation of certain influences -- but only when intense faith is conjoined in the production of magical effects. Talismans are utterly useless and foolish unless intense faith operates because all such talismanic emblems depend for their efficacy upon the faith of the possessor of them. When a person believes beyond any shadow of doubt and is thoroughly worked up in such conviction, his will power through such faith when concentrated upon a talisman or similar object can actually bring about the functioning of a potent creative power. This is the root of all genuinely magical operations; but the true magician has no need for such exoteric paraphernalia or adventitious aids. He produces his effects through the sole power of his will combined with his wide knowledge of nature and natural laws.
Occult101
A magickally enhanced object designed to attract a specific type of energy.
Book of Shadows
An object that has been magickally charged in order to bring something to the bearer.