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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. enchantment, spell, trance(noun)

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

  2. go, spell, tour, turn(noun)

    a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)

    "it's my go"; "a spell of work"

  3. while, piece, spell, patch(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"

  4. spell, magic spell, magical spell, charm(verb)

    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"

  5. spell, spell out(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, import(verb)

    indicate or signify

    "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"

  7. spell, write(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"

  9. spell(verb)

    place under a spell

  10. spell(verb)

    take turns working

    "the workers spell every four hours"

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Spell(noun)

    a spelk, or splinter

  2. Spell(verb)

    to supply the place of for a time; to take the turn of, at work; to relieve; as, to spell the helmsman

  3. Spell(noun)

    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

  4. Spell(noun)

    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

  5. Spell(noun)

    one of two or more persons or gangs who work by spells

  6. Spell(noun)

    a gratuitous helping forward of another's work; as, a logging spell

  7. Spell(noun)

    a story; a tale

  8. Spell(noun)

    a stanza, verse, or phrase supposed to be endowed with magical power; an incantation; hence, any charm

  9. Spell(verb)

    to tell; to relate; to teach

  10. Spell(verb)

    to put under the influence of a spell; to affect by a spell; to bewitch; to fascinate; to charm

  11. Spell(verb)

    to constitute; to measure

  12. Spell(verb)

    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

  13. Spell(verb)

    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

  14. Spell(verb)

    to form words with letters, esp. with the proper letters, either orally or in writing

  15. Spell(verb)

    to study by noting characters; to gain knowledge or learn the meaning of anything, by study

  16. Origin: [OE. spellen, spellien, tell, relate, AS. spellian, fr. spell a saying, tale; akin to MHG. spellen to relate, Goth. spilln.e Spell a tale. In sense 4 and those following, OE. spellen, perhaps originally a different word, and from or influenced by spell a splinter, from the use of a piece of wood to point to the letters in schools: cf. D. spellen to spell. Cf. Spell splinter.]

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  1. Spell

    Spell was a collaboration between Rose McDowall and Boyd Rice. The two cover a number of songs from the 1960s and 1970s, often modifying the lyrics to make them darker. For instance the line in the original song Seasons in the Sun: "Goodbye Papa, please pray for me" becomes "Goodbye Papa, don't pray for me". Several references to Hell and death are added as well.

The New Hacker's DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. spell

    Syn. incantation.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'spell' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1826

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'spell' in Nouns Frequency: #2019

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'spell' in Verbs Frequency: #711


Translations for spell

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تهجئ, تعويذةArabic
  • conjur, embruixament, encantament, encís, lletrejarCatalan, Valencian
  • kouzlo, hláskovat, tvořitCzech
  • staveDanish
  • Zauberspruch, Periode, Zauber, Zeitdauer, buchstabieren, Zauberformel, Weile, Zauberwort, Weilchen, bedeuten, klarmachen, abwechselnGerman
  • ξόρκι, περίοδος, [[γράφω]] [[ορθογραφημένα]], συνεπάγομαιGreek
  • literumi, sorĉoEsperanto
  • hechizo, período, brujería, pataleta, encantamiento, deletrear, descifrar, encanto, rato, conjuro, berrinche, anunciar, presagiarSpanish
  • loits, veerimaEstonian
  • lumous, purkaus, kirous, tietää, loitsu, jakso, tavata, muodostaa, merkitä, selventää, korvata, tuurata, sijainenFinnish
  • maléfice, épeler, charme, sortFrench
  • litrigh, tamallIrish
  • ùine, litrichScottish Gaelic
  • אייתHebrew
  • helyesírás, betűzHungarian
  • հեգել, բառ կազմելArmenian
  • indicar, formula magic, incantamento, orthographiar, componer, intervallo, relevarInterlingua
  • mantraIndonesian
  • galdraþula, stafa, álögIcelandic
  • fattura, maledizione, sillabare, sortilegio, incantesimo, formula magica, maleficio, compitare, presagire, vaticinareItalian
  • 綴るJapanese
  • ასოების დასახელება, დამარცვლით კითხვა, სიტყვების შედგენაGeorgian
  • ប្រកបKhmer
  • 의미하다, 마력, 한동안, 철자, 주문, 한참Korean
  • cantio, incantatio, incantamentum, fascinum, veneficium, conscribo, fascinatio, effascinatio, cantamenLatin
  • үсэглэхMongolian
  • spellen, betekenen, toverspreuk, betoveringDutch
  • besvergelse, formel, stave, trylleformelNorwegian
  • czar, zaklęcie, urok, przeliterowaćPolish
  • encantamento, intervalo, feitiço, soletrar, vaticinar, encanto, prever, pressagiar, renderPortuguese
  • farmec, descântec, se scrie, indica, vrajă, interval, descântătură, litera, rosti, clarifica, înlocuiRomanian
  • буква, писать, заклинание, произноситьRussian
  • sricatiSerbo-Croatian
  • urok, črkovatiSlovene
  • trollformel, besvärjelse, stava, betydaSwedish
  • สะกดThai
  • büyü, tılsım, hecelemek, harflerini söylemekTurkish
  • заклина́ння, ча́ри, закля́ттяUkrainian
  • đánh vầnVietnamese

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