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    spell

    spell - Dictionary definition and meaning for word spell

    Definition
    (noun) a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
    Synonyms : enchantment , trance
    Definition
    (noun) a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    Synonyms : go , tour , turn
    Example Sentence
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
    Definition
    (noun) a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
    Synonyms : patch , piece , while
    Example Sentence
    • he was here for a little while
    • I need to rest for a piece
    • a spell of good weather
    • a patch of bad weather
    Definition
    (noun) a verbal formula believed to have magical force
    Example Sentence
    • he whispered a spell as he moved his hands
    • inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese
    Definition
    (verb) orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of
    Synonyms : spell out
    Example Sentence
    • How do you spell this word?
    • We had to spell out our names for the police officer
    Definition
    (verb) indicate or signify
    Synonyms : import
    Example Sentence
    • I'm afraid this spells trouble!
    Definition
    (verb) write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word)
    Synonyms : write
    Example Sentence
    • He spelled the word wrong in this letter
    Definition
    (verb) relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn
    Example Sentence
    • She spelled her husband at the wheel
    Definition
    (verb) place under a spell Definition
    (verb) take turns working
    Example Sentence
    • the workers spell every four hours
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