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1. spell

noun. ['ˈspɛl'] a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation.

Synonyms

  • mental state
  • possession
  • enchantment
  • captivation
  • trance
  • psychological condition
  • mental condition
  • fascination

Antonyms

  • communicate
  • admit
  • mental illness
  • elation

Etymology

  • espeler (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spelian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Spell

  • antipersonell
  • industrielle
  • aix-la-chapelle
  • marcantel
  • mademoiselle
  • sanmiguel
  • materiel
  • jeanmichele
  • esquivel
  • esquibel
  • clientele
  • carrasquel
  • carbonell
  • anfal
  • ransdell
  • quesnel
  • postrelle
  • personnel
  • nepl
  • montiel
  • mirabel
  • lyondell
  • get-well
  • gabriele
  • futrell
  • frenzel
  • dantrell
  • cantrelle
  • cantrell
  • bracknell

Example sentences of the word spell


1. Verb, base form
Students have to spell a word read by the examiner or a recording on their answer sheets.

2. Noun, singular or mass
It will sometimes recede if humidity rises or after a rainy spell.

Quotes containing the word spell


1. However spontaneous I hope a photograph will look, I always put a lot of thought into how I can make it happen. The very best pictures are the most relaxed, so a lot of fussing around technically can completely break the spell, and everyone freezes up with nerves.
- Mario Testino

2. How do you spell 'love'?"- Piglet"You don't spell it...you feel it."- Pooh
- A.A. Milne

3. From now on, I don't care if my tea leaves spell 'Die, Ron, Die,' I'm chucking them in the bin where they belong.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

2. spell

verb. ['ˈspɛl'] indicate or signify.

Synonyms

  • import
  • intend

Antonyms

  • past
  • postmeridian
  • antemeridian

Etymology

  • espeler (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spelian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. spell

verb. ['ˈspɛl'] orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of.

Synonyms

  • recite
  • misspell

Antonyms

  • weakening
  • overgarment
  • veer

Etymology

  • espeler (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spelian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. spell

noun. ['ˈspɛl'] a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else).

Synonyms

  • work shift
  • duty period
  • turn
  • tour
  • go

Antonyms

  • disjoin
  • inelasticity
  • stand still
  • open

Etymology

  • espeler (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spelian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. spell

verb. ['ˈspɛl'] write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word).

Synonyms

  • write
  • hyphenate
  • spell out

Antonyms

  • boil
  • alkalize
  • nitrify
  • die

Etymology

  • espeler (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spelian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. spell

noun. ['ˈspɛl'] a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition.

Synonyms

  • snap
  • hot spell
  • piece
  • cold spell
  • while
  • cold snap
  • time

Antonyms

  • mental health
  • irresoluteness
  • dislike
  • consciousness

Etymology

  • espeler (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spelian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. spell

verb. ['ˈspɛl'] take turns working.

Synonyms

  • alternate

Antonyms

  • black
  • white

Etymology

  • espeler (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spelian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. spell

noun. ['ˈspɛl'] a verbal formula believed to have magical force.

Synonyms

  • charm
  • speech
  • oral communication
  • hex
  • language
  • jinx
  • whammy
  • magic spell
  • spoken language
  • magical spell
  • voice communication
  • speech communication
  • curse
  • spoken communication
  • conjuration

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • unattractiveness
  • natural language
  • artificial language

Etymology

  • espeler (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spelian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. spell

verb. ['ˈspɛl'] place under a spell.

Synonyms

  • enchant
  • jinx
  • witch
  • glamour
  • bewitch

Antonyms

  • back
  • stay
  • heat
  • relax

Etymology

  • espeler (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spelian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. spell

verb. ['ˈspɛl'] relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn.

Synonyms

  • take over

Antonyms

  • cool
  • curdle

Etymology

  • espeler (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • spelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • spelian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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