spell

Part of speech: verb

To decipher.

Part of speech: verb

To give the letters of ( a word) in their order.

Part of speech: verb

To fascinate; bewitch.

Part of speech: verb

To frame words out of letters.

Part of speech: noun

A turn of duty in relief of another.

Part of speech: noun

Any short period of time.

Part of speech: noun

An incantation; charm; fascination.

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Usage examples "spell":

  1. The spell was fully broken now. - "Mistress Margery", Emily Sarah Holt.
  2. " Now, George," exclaimed the doctor, " we'll go back to the office for a spell, and then I'll take you home with me to luncheon." - "The House Behind the Cedars", Charles W. Chesnutt.
  3. You felt her spell, just as we all do, and wanted to do something for her. - "Lady Rose's Daughter", Mrs. Humphry Ward.