Definitions of spell:
  • noun:   a verbal formula believed to have magical force
    Example: "He whispered a spell as he moved his hands"
  • noun:   a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
  • noun:   a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    Example: "A spell of work"
  • noun:   a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
    Example: "A spell of good weather"
  • verb:   indicate or signify
    Example: "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"
  • verb:   recite the letters of or give the spelling of
    Example: "How do you spell this word?"
  • verb:   place under a spell
  • verb:   write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word)
    Example: "He spelled the word wrong in this letter"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #6200)

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