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
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"
6. spell - verb
· indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"
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"
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
10. spell - verb
· take turns working; "the workers spell every four hours"
Hypernym(s): alternate, take_turns
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