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Definitions 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 time for working after which you will be relieved by someone else it's my go a spell of work
  4.   indicate or signify I'm afraid this spells trouble
  5.   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
  6.   recite the letters of or give the spelling of How do you spell this word
  7.   place under a spell
  8.   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
  9.   To decipher
  10.   A spelk or splinter
  11.   To supply the place of for a time to take the turn of at work to relieve as to spell the helmsman
  12.   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
  13.   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
  14.   One of two or more persons or gangs who work by spells
  15.   A gratuitous helping forward of another's work as a logging spell
  16.   A story a tale
  17.   A stanza verse or phrase supposed to be endowed with magical power an incantation hence any charm
  18.   To tell to relate to teach
  19.   To put under the influence of a spell to affect by a spell to bewitch to fascinate to charm
  20.   To constitute to measure
  21.   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
  22.   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
  23.   To form words with letters esp with the proper letters either orally or in writing
  24.   To study by noting characters to gain knowledge or learn the meaning of anything by study
  25.   spelling
  26.   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
  27.   To form words with letters especially with the correct letters as he spells accurately
  28.   To write or repeat in order the proper letters of a word to indicate of mean as war spells hardship
  29.   Spelled speld or spelt
  30.   Any form of words supposed to possess magical power
  31.   To tell or name the letters of to name write or print the proper letters of
  32.   To form words with the proper letters pr p spelling pa t and pa p spelled spelt
  33.   To take another's place at work
  34.   A turn at work a short period pr p spelling pa t and pa p spelled
  35.   A charm incantation a turn at work
  36.   Spelled spelt
  37.   To name or write the letters of
  38.   To name the letters of a word in order
  39.   To relieve
  40.   To give the letters of a word in their order
  41.   To fascinate bewitch
  42.   To frame words out of letters
  43.   A turn of duty in relief of another
  44.   Any short period of time
  45.   An incantation charm fascination
  46.   A charm consisting of words of some occult power
  47.   A turn at work or duty a short period
  48.   To charm
  49.   To take another's place or turn temporarily in any labour or service
  50.   To tell the letters of a word to write or print with the proper letters to read
  51.   To form words with the proper letters
  52.   A turn a job
  53.   To take another's place as in labour
  54.   To tell the letters of a word one by one to write or print words with their proper letters
  55.   Any form of words which when recited were supposed to possess magical power a charm
  56.   To charm by reciting a form of words

Antonyms for spell

talisman, fetish, arrest, remission, phylactery, amulet, Periapt, mascot, mojo, charm, unspell, relief.

Quotes of spell

  1. Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye ear and imagination everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell – John Adams
  2. Any film I see at two o'clock in afternoon with my mother seems to cast a strange spell that means we both come out sobbing – Jane Birkin
  3. All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this Act as if it were impossible to fail That is the talisman the formula the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success – Dorthea Brande
  4. Out of five hundred who speak glibly of love not one can spell the first letter of his name – Marie de France
  5. There's no subtext in Harry Potter really it's all magic anything can happen Why do I say this Because it's a magic spell It's quite nice in a way There is a real freedom to it – Michael Gambon
  6. Voice comes to you through a spell a trance The best voices are not you they're a little away from you – Barry Hannah
  7. It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word – Andrew Jackson
  8. It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word – Andrew Johnson
  9. Action looks words steps form the alphabet by which you may spell character – Johann Kaspar Lavater
  10. The business of the advertiser is to see that we go about our business with some magic spell or tune or slogan throbbing quietly in the background of our minds – Marshall McLuhan
  11. What is the use of good painting We want a spell cast upon the optical part of our existence We seldom really see the world but when we do we become as still as a picture – Robert Musil
  12. If Al Gore invented the Internet I invented spell check – Dan Quayle
  13. There is a spell in mediaeval Art which has had power to bewitch some people into trying or wishing to try or fancying that they wish to try or making believe to fancy that they wish to try to bring back the Middle Ages – Goldwin Smith
  14. I'd like to run for office someday but I'm afraid my ability to spell might give me an unfair advantage – April Winchell
  15. I believe in God only I spell it Nature – Frank Lloyd Wright

Usage examples for spell

  1. She was under the spell of gratitude for his behaviour yesterday evening at her dinner table she could not be very severe – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. “ I can't spell it – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Then the dark spell broke – The Princess Virginia by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  4. What then was the secret spell of his success – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  5. “ He's got an awful spell this time – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  6. I've been awake quite a spell an' thought you'd never open your eyes ” – An Amateur Fireman by James Otis
  7. There now you'll remain with us for a spell he muttered – Curlie Carson Listens In by Roy J. Snell
  8. “ I felt as though you were holding me under a spell all the time – The Gray Phantom's Return by Herman Landon
  9. “ I was spell bound on the spot – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  10. Guess I'll trail 'long with you for a spell – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  11. “ Looks like navigating's going to be a little rough for a spell anyway – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  12. The whole one hundred and fifty prisoners could not lie down at once so that we had to spell each other so all might have a little while to sleep – Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot by William Gannaway Brownlow
  13. “ I I Let's wait a spell – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  14. There was one spell that I was dreadful down and says I to myself if there's comfort to be got out of that old book I'm bound to have it – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  15. “ I felt spell bound unable to fly or even to move – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  16. It took him a considerable spell but he did it – Prairie Flowers by James B. Hendryx
  17. Even now if that Pelagia gets him under her spell again he may throw down his sword and fall as fast asleep as ever – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  18. But I'm not so awful tired an' I guess Plums can hold out a spell longer so if there's anything you'll be wantin' done for the next week or two I wish you'd let me know it now – The Princess and Joe Potter by James Otis
  19. He understood the meaning well enough but he was unable to say a word and he was so much under the girl's spell that he could not even feel angry with her – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  20. She broke the spell – The World For Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009

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