Definition of SPELL

noun : SPELL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

verb : SPELL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn; "She spelled her husband at the wheel" ;

  • 6. (

    ) take turns working; "the workers spell every four hours" ;

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