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spell

 
Noun spell has 4 senses
  1. enchantment, spell, trance - a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
    --1 is a kind of psychological state, mental state
    --1 has particulars: possession; fascination, captivation
    Derived form: verb spell4
  2. go, spell, tour, turn - a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work"
    --2 is a kind of shift, work shift, duty period
  3. while, piece, spell, patch - 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"
    --3 is a kind of time
    --3 has particulars: cold spell, cold snap; hot spell; snap
  4. spell, magic spell, charm - 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"
    --4 is a kind of speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication
    --4 has particulars:
     incantation, conjuration; hex, jinx, curse, whammy
    Derived form: verb spell4
Verb spell has 4 senses
  1. spell - recite the letters of or give the spelling of; "How do you spell this word?"
    --1 is one way to
    recite
    Derived forms: noun speller1, noun spelling1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. spell, import - indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"
    --2 is one way to mean, intend
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. spell, write - 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"
    Derived form: noun spelling1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. spell - place under a spell
    --4 is one way to
    hex, bewitch, glamour, witch, enchant, jinx
    Antonyms: unspell
    Derived forms: noun spell4, noun spell1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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