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Definition of Spell

Spell

  1. A spelk, or splinter.
  2. To supply the place of for a time; to take the turn of, at work; to relieve; as, to spell the helmsman.
  3. 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. 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. One of two or more persons or gangs who work by spells.
  6. A gratuitous helping forward of another's work; as, a logging spell.
  7. A story; a tale.
  8. A stanza, verse, or phrase supposed to be endowed with magical power; an incantation; hence, any charm.
  9. To tell; to relate; to teach.
  10. To put under the influence of a spell; to affect by a spell; to bewitch; to fascinate; to charm.
  11. To constitute; to measure.
  12. 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. 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. To form words with letters, esp. with the proper letters, either orally or in writing.
  15. To study by noting characters; to gain knowledge or learn the meaning of anything, by study.

Spell Quotations

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
Jacques Yves Cousteau

The way my brain processes information is quite odd. I mean, I have Attention Deficit Disorder and another learning disability I can't even spell. I don't even have a high school diploma. I'm smart, but you can't prove it on paper.
Ron White

Almost all our suffering is the product of our thoughts. We spend nearly every moment of our lives lost in thought, and hostage to the character of those thoughts. You can break this spell, but it takes training just like it takes training to defend yourself against a physical assault.
Sam Harris

Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken.
Simone de Beauvoir

It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.
Andrew Jackson
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Spell Translations

spell in Danish is stave
spell in Dutch is spellen
spell in German is buchstabieren, richtig schreiben
spell in Italian is compitare
spell in Spanish is deletrear
spell in Swedish is stava

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