spell
noun.
a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
noun.
a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
it's my go|a spell of work
Synonym: go, tour, turn
noun.
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
Synonym: while, piece, patch
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
verb.
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
Synonym: spell out
verb.
indicate or signify
I'm afraid this spells trouble!
Synonym: import
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
Synonym: write
verb.
relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn
She spelled her husband at the wheel
verb.
place under a spell
verb.
take turns working
the workers spell every four hours
Antonym: unspell