Dictionary Results for spell


1. spell - noun

· a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation

Synonym(s): enchantment, trance

Hypernym(s): psychological_state, psychological_condition, mental_state, mental_condition




2. spell - noun

· a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work"

Synonym(s): go, tour, turn

Hypernym(s): shift, work_shift, duty_period




3. spell - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): while, piece, patch

Hypernym(s): time




4. spell - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): magic_spell, magical_spell, charm

Hypernym(s): speech, speech_communication, spoken_communication, spoken_language, language, voice_communication, oral_communication




5. spell - verb

· orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of; "How do you spell this word?"; "We had to spell out our names for the police officer"

Synonym(s): spell_out

Hypernym(s): recite




6. spell - verb

· indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"

Synonym(s): import

Hypernym(s): mean, intend




7. spell - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): write




8. spell - verb

· relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn; "She spelled her husband at the wheel"

Hypernym(s): take_over, relieve




9. spell - verb

· place under a spell

Hypernym(s): hex, bewitch, glamour, witch, enchant, jinx

Antonym(s): unspell




10. spell - verb

· take turns working; "the workers spell every four hours"

Hypernym(s): alternate, take_turns





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