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Definition of 'spell'

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There are dry spells and difficult seasons. Christianity Today (2000)You may have been so anxious to get things right last time that it spelled disaster. The Sun (2013)United will use fitness concerns to get him through his recent spell of poor form. The Sun (2009)Yesterday he impressed with his willingness to bowl long spells as much as his control. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is a particular problem when the country experiences a prolonged spell of hot dry weather. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There followed a short spell as a merchant seaman. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is not because they do not know how to spell or write. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She casts a spell when she walks into a room. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That last email spelt out the result. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Following a spell of free time you will then return to your hotel. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The following week a dry spell is most likely. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This haphazard method can spell disaster for you. Standen, Chris Superdog! Action plans that work for a happy and well-behaved pet (1990)Coming back into form after dodgy spell. The Sun (2012)There are always difficulties when we have a long spell of bad weather. The Sun (2010)The freezing spell will be short and sharp. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Can you rearrange each set of letter blocks to spell out the name of a quiz show host? The Sun (2015)Or does he feel the need for a spell of executive experience before clinching a plum chairmanship somewhere else? Times, Sunday Times (2011)They forgot that a dog is a dog, not its name spelt backwards. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This was far from a unique winter spell of weather in May. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Clearly a name that is easy to spell backwards or forwards is an advantage if spelling isn't your thing. The Sun (2014)THANK you for transforming a tough spell of duty in Iraq. The Sun (2010)You use the keyboard to move your character, cast spells, interact and fight and the mouse to highlight targets. The Sun (2007)In the cruel world of high-end family law, a change of character can often spell the first sign of an impending split. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

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Translations for 'spell'

British English: spell /spɛl/ NOUN
period A spell of a particular type of weather or a particular activity is a short period of time during which this type of weather or activity occurs.
There has been a long spell of dry weather.
  • American English: spell time
  • Arabic: فَتْرَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: período
  • Chinese: 一段时间
  • Croatian: dugotrajan
  • Czech: období krátké
  • Danish: periode
  • Dutch: periode
  • European Spanish: hechizo
  • Finnish: loitsu
  • French: laps
  • German: Zauberformel
  • Greek: ξόρκι
  • Italian: incantesimo
  • Japanese: 一時期 time
  • Korean: 기간 마술
  • Norwegian: fortryllelse
  • Polish: zaklęcie
  • European Portuguese: período
  • Romanian: interval
  • Russian: полоса
  • Latin American Spanish: temporada
  • Swedish: förtrollning
  • Thai: ช่วงเวลา
  • Turkish: büyü
  • Ukrainian: короткий проміжок часу
  • Vietnamese: khoảng thời gian ngắn diễn ra
British English: spell /spɛl/ NOUN
magic A spell is a situation in which events are controlled by a magical power.
They say a witch cast a spell on her.
  • American English: spell magic
  • Arabic: سِحْر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: feitiço
  • Chinese: 符咒
  • Croatian: čini
  • Czech: zaklínadlo
  • Danish: fortryllelse
  • Dutch: toverformule
  • European Spanish: temporada
  • Finnish: ajanjakso
  • French: sort
  • German: Zeitabschnitt
  • Greek: χρονική περίοδος
  • Italian: periodo
  • Japanese: 呪文 magic
  • Korean: 마법
  • Norwegian: periode
  • Polish: czary
  • European Portuguese: feitiço
  • Romanian: vrajă
  • Russian: заклинание
  • Latin American Spanish: hechizo
  • Swedish: stund
  • Thai: มนตร์คาถา
  • Turkish: dönem belirli bir süre
  • Ukrainian: заклинання
  • Vietnamese: phép thuật
British English: spell /spɛl/ VERB
When you spell a word, you write or speak each letter in the word in the correct order.
He gave his name and then helpfully spelt it.
  • American English: spell
  • Arabic: يَتَهَجَّأُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: soletrar
  • Chinese: 拼写
  • Croatian: sricati
  • Czech: hláskovat
  • Danish: stave
  • Dutch: spellen
  • European Spanish: deletrear
  • Finnish: kirjoittaa tavata
  • French: épeler
  • German: buchstabieren
  • Greek: συλλαβίζω
  • Italian: compitare
  • Japanese: つづる
  • Korean: 철자하다
  • Norwegian: stave
  • Polish: przeliterować
  • European Portuguese: soletrar
  • Romanian: a se scrie
  • Russian: писать или произносить (слово) по буквам
  • Latin American Spanish: deletrear
  • Swedish: stava
  • Thai: อ่านสะกดคำ
  • Turkish: telaffuz etmek
  • Ukrainian: писати чи вимовляти слово по літерах
  • Vietnamese: đánh vần

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