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Definitions of spell

  1. To form words with the proper letters. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To decipher. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To write or repeat in order the proper letters of (a word); to indicate of mean; as, war spells hardship. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To tell or name the letters of: to name, write, or print the proper letters of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To take another's place at work. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To name or write the letters of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To relieve. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To fascinate; bewitch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To form words with letters, especially with the correct letters; as, he spells accurately. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To form words with the proper letters:-pr.p. spelling; pa.t. and pa.p. spelled, spelt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To name the letters of a word in order. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word); "He spelled the word wrong in this letter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. recite the letters of or give the spelling of; "How do you spell this word?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. place under a spell Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. To frame words out of letters. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To charm. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To take another's place or turn temporarily in any labour or service. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To tell the letters of a word; to write or print with the proper letters; to read. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To take another's place, as in labour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. To tell the letters of a word one by one; to write or print words with their proper letters. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. To charm by reciting a form of words. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. spelling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. a verbal formula believed to have magical force; "he whispered a spell as he moved his hands"; "inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition; "he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. A spelk, or splinter. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To supply the place of for a time; to take the turn of, at work; to relieve; as, to spell the helmsman. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. The relief of one person by another in any piece of work or watching; also, a turn at work which is carried on by one person or gang relieving another; as, a spell at the pumps; a spell at the masthead. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. The time during which one person or gang works until relieved; hence, any relatively short period of time, whether a few hours, days, or weeks. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. One of two or more persons or gangs who work by spells. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. A gratuitous helping forward of another's work; as, a logging spell. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. A story; a tale. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. A stanza, verse, or phrase supposed to be endowed with magical power; an incantation; hence, any charm. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. To tell; to relate; to teach. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. To put under the influence of a spell; to affect by a spell; to bewitch; to fascinate; to charm. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. To constitute; to measure. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. To tell or name in their proper order letters of, as a word; to write or print in order the letters of, esp. the proper letters; to form, as words, by correct orthography. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. To discover by characters or marks; to read with difficulty; -- usually with out; as, to spell out the sense of an author; to spell out a verse in the Bible. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. To form words with letters, esp. with the proper letters, either orally or in writing. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. To study by noting characters; to gain knowledge or learn the meaning of anything, by study. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. A charm; a spoken word or words supposed to act as a charm; a turn at work; as, a spell at the oars; time during which a person works; colloquially, any short period of time. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  43. Any form of words supposed to possess magical power. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  44. A turn at work: a short period:-pr.p. spelling; pa.t. and pa.p. spelled. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  45. A charm; incantation; a turn at work. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  46. Spelled, spelt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  47. A turn of duty in relief of another. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. Any short period of time. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. An incantation; charm; fascination. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. A charm consisting of words of some occult power. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  51. A turn at work or duty; a short period. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  52. A turn; a job. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  53. Any form of words which, when recited, were supposed to possess magical power; a charm. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for spell

  1. I- I- Let's wait a spell – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  2. Then the dark spell broke. – The Princess Virginia by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
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