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  • n  a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
  • n  a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    a spell of work
  • n  a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
    a spell of good weather
  • n  a verbal formula believed to have magical force
    he whispered a spell as he moved his hands
  • v  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
  • v  indicate or signify
    I'm afraid this spells trouble!
  • v  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
  • v  relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn
    She spelled her husband at the wheel
  • v  place under a spell
  • v  take turns working
    the workers spell every four hours

  • Despite his readmission to office in 1917, after a spell commanding an infantry battalion on the Western Front, he failed to re-establish the reputation as a future national .
  • Unless science fiction is spelled syience fyction, owners of the popular television network need some serious spelling help.
  • Speaking before a packed lecture hall in his staccato-like voice, punctuated by rapid inhales, he cast a spell, making each listener believe he was speaking only to him or her.
News & Articles

  • Rising Mortgage Rates Spell Trouble for Homebuilders
    Rising Mortgage Rates Spell Trouble for Homebuilders        
    June 14, 2013 - The Motley Fool
  • Jose Mourinho's Worst Signings from His First Spell as Chelsea Manager
    According to The Guardian ,   Jose Mourinho is set to confirm his first signing of his second spell at Chelsea in the form of German winger Andre Schurrle . With a rumoured budget of £100 million, it is possible that the Especially Happy One could end up surpassing his transfer total from his first spell in charge at Stamford Bridge. Some of the £225 million that he spent the first time around ...
    June 14, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • The corporate costs of surveillance
    The leaks about the government's spying program spell big trouble for companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft
    June 14, 2013 - The Week via Yahoo! News

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