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" Synonyms: magic spell, magical spell, charm,
a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation Synonyms: enchantment, trance,
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" Synonyms: while, piece, patch,
a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it''s my go"; "a spell of work" Synonyms: go, tour, turn,
take turns working; "the workers spell every four hours"
indicate or signify; "I''m afraid this spells trouble!" Synonyms: import,
orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of; "How do you spell this word?" "We had to spell out our names for the police officer" Synonyms: spell out,
place under a spell
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" Synonyms: write,
relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn; "She spelled her husband at the wheel"