HyperDic: spell

English > 10 senses of the word spell:
VERBcommunicationspell, spell outorally recite the letters of or give the spelling of
communicationspell, importindicate or signify
creationspell, writewrite or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word)
socialspellrelieve (someone) from work by taking a turn
communicationspellplace under a spell
changespelltake turns working
NOUNstatespell, enchantment, trancea psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
timespell, go, tour, turna time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
timespell, while, piece, patcha period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
communicationspell, magic spell, magical spell, charma verbal / verbal formula believed to have magical force
spell > pronunciation
Soundsspeh'l
RhymesAix-la-Chapelle ... zinfandel / Zinfandel: 95 rhymes with ehl...
English > spell: 10 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation.
Synonymsenchantment, trance
Narrowerfascination, captivationThe state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)
possessionControlled by passion or the supernatural
Broaderpsychological state, psychological condition, mental state, mental condition(psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic
Spanishconjuro, encantamiento, encanto, hechizo, trance
Catalanembruixament, encantament, encanteri, encís
Verbsspellplace under a spell
English > spell: 10 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningA time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else).
Example "a spell of work"
Synonymsgo, tour, turn
Broadershift, work shift, duty periodThe time period during which you are at work
Spanishtanda, turno
Catalantanda, torn
English > spell: 10 senses > noun 3, time
MeaningA period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition.
Example "a spell of good weather"
Synonymswhile, piece, patch
Narrowercold spell, cold snapA spell of cold weather
hot spellA spell of hot weather
snapA spell of cold weather
BroadertimeAn indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)
Spanishinstante, minuto, momento, rato, segundo, suspiro, tiempo
Catalandurant, estona, instant, segon
English > spell: 10 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA verbal / verbal formula believed to have magical force.
Example"he whispered a spell as he moved his hands"
Synonymsmagic spell, magical spell, charm
Narrowerhex, jinx, curse, whammyAn evil spell
incantation, conjurationA ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect
Broaderspeech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication(language) communication by word of mouth
Spanishhechizo, sortilegio
Verbsspellplace under a spell
English > spell: 10 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningOrally recite the letters of or give the spelling of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"How do you spell this word?""We had to spell out our names for the police officer"
Synonymspell out
NarrowermisspellSpell incorrectly
Broaderreciterepeat aloud from memory
Spanishdeletrear
Catalanlletrejar
Nounsspellersomeone who spells words
spellingforming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage
English > spell: 10 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningIndicate or signify.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"I'm afraid this spells trouble!"
Synonymimport
Broadermean, intendmean or intend to express or convey
Spanishimplicar
English > spell: 10 senses > verb 3, creation
MeaningWrite or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He spelled the word wrong in this letter"
Synonymwrite
Entailed bywrite, compose, pen, inditeproduce a literary work
Narrowerhyphenate, hyphendivide or connect with a hyphen
spell outSpell fully and without abbreviating
Spanishdeletrear, escribir, redactar
Catalanescriure, lletrejar, redactar
Nounsspellingforming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage
English > spell: 10 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningrelieve (someone) from work by taking a turn.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"She spelled her husband at the wheel"
Broadertake over, relieveFree someone temporarily from his or her obligations
English > spell: 10 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningplace under a spell.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderhex, bewitch, glamour, witch, enchant, jinxcast a spell over someone or something
OppositeunspellRelease from a spell
Spanishhechizar
Nounsspella verbal / verbal formula believed to have magical force
spella psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
English > spell: 10 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningtake turns working.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"the workers spell every four hours"
Broaderalternate, take turnsDo something in turns

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