from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that fascinates.
- n. A woman's head scarf.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fascinating person
- n. A delicate, often frivolous head decoration worn on the hair, primarily by women
- n. A type of wool or lace headscarf
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which fascinates.
She sat crocheting what she called a fascinator, her white bone needle moving harmoniously in and out of the blue wool.
She was what I remember my father calling a fascinator.
On the Right: My personal pick of the best fascinator (A fascinator is a hat that isn't really a hat).
Jaya was so excited about her pink dress and her "fascinator"!
Another word I have heard used in the guru context is "fascinator" You are probably tuning in to beings in the astral which overlaps with the IZ; all these realities merge and inter-shade; there are lots of astral IZ beings that claim to be ascended masters and so on.
However, I managed to keep pretty comfortable and snug in "fascinator" and muckluks, enveloped as I was in my Indian blanket.
On my head I wore a pink crocheted affair, called sometimes a "fascinator," which was now used simply and solely for service, I assured my friends, and not from any lighter motive, -- but my feet!
Fanny learned that the mill girls liked the bright-colored and expensive wares, and why; she learned that the woman with the "fascinator" (tragic misnomer!) over her head wanted the finest sled for her boy.
Mrs. Harsanyi took her into her own room and helped her take off her country "fascinator" and her clumsy plush cape.
She always wore a black crocheted "fascinator" over her thin white hair, and she made long, tremulous prayers, full of railroad terminology.