Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spell

4 senses of spell

Sense 1
enchantment, spell, trance -- (a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation)
       => psychological state, psychological condition, mental state, mental condition -- ((psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state")

Sense 2
go, spell, tour, turn -- (a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work")
       => shift, work shift, duty period -- (the time period during which you are at work)

Sense 3
while, piece, spell, patch -- (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")
       => time -- (an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time")

Sense 4
spell, magic spell, magical spell, charm -- (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")
       => speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication -- ((language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets")

Antonyms of verb spell

1 of 6 senses of spell

Sense 5
spell -- (place under a spell)
       Antonym of unspell (Sense 1)
      => unspell -- (release from a spell)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spell

6 senses of spell

Sense 1
spell, spell out -- (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")
       => recite -- (repeat aloud from memory; "she recited a poem"; "The pupil recited his lesson for the day")

Sense 2
spell, import -- (indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!")
       => mean, intend -- (mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?")

Sense 3
spell, write -- (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")

Sense 4
spell -- (relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn; "She spelled her husband at the wheel")
       => take over, relieve -- (free someone temporarily from his or her obligations)

Sense 5
spell -- (place under a spell)
       => hex, bewitch, glamour, witch, enchant, jinx -- (cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something)

Sense 6
spell -- (take turns working; "the workers spell every four hours")
       => alternate, take turns -- (do something in turns; "We take turns on the night shift")

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