|1.||[ noun ] (psychology) a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation|
|Related terms:||psychological_state fascination possession capture hex|
|2.||[ verb ] indicate or signify|
"I'm afraid this spells trouble!"
|Related terms:||mean meaning|
|3.||[ verb ] recite the letters of or give the spelling of|
"How do you spell this word?"
|Related terms:||recite misspell spell_out speller|
|4.||[ noun ] (work) a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)|
|Synonyms:||tour turn go|
"it's my go" "a spell of work"
|Related terms:||shift move|
|5.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||hyphenate spelling write|
|6.||[ noun ] a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition|
|Synonyms:||while patch piece|
"he was here for a little while" "I need to rest for a piece" "a spell of good weather" "a patch of bad weather"
|Related terms:||time snap hot_spell cold_snap|
|7.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6200|
|8.||[ verb ] place under a spell|
|Related terms:||unspell hex|
|9.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||speech incantation hex charm|