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  Definition of spell
  1. 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"
  2. a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
  3. 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"
  4. a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it''s my go"; "a spell of work"
  5. indicate or signify; "I''m afraid this spells trouble!"
  6. recite the letters of or give the spelling of; "How do you spell this word?"
  7. place under a spell
  8. 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"
Similar Words: magic spell, charm, enchantment, trance, while, piece, patch, go, tour, turn, import, write

 

See Also: spell out

 

Hyponyms: incantation, conjuration, hex, jinx, curse, whammy, possession, fascination, captivation, cold spell, cold snap, hot spell, snap, misspell, hyphenate, hyphen

 

Derivational Morphology: charm, becharm, capture, enamour, trance, catch, enamor, captivate, beguile, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant, enrapture, transport, enthrall, ravish, enthral, delight, hex, glamour, witch, jinx, move, go, meaning, significance, signification, import, implication, speller, good speller, poor speller, spelling, magic spell, enchantment

 

Anagrams: sleep

 

Language Translations:
Chinese:   Danish: stave  
Dutch: spellen and toverspreuk   Esperanto: literumi and sorĉo  
Finnish: loitsu and muodostaa and tavata   French: épeler and charme  
German: buchstabieren and Zauberspruch   Greek: γράφω  
Hungarian: betűzni   Interlingua: componer and incantamento and orthographiar  
Italian: sillabare   Japanese: 綴る  
Korean: 철자하다   Portuguese: compor and encanto and soletrar  
Romanian: vrajă   Russian: заклинание and произносить  
Slovene: črkovati   Slovenian: urok  
Spanish: deletrear   Swedish: stava and trollformel  
 
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