What is spell?

  • (noun): A period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition.
    Example: "A spell of good weather"
    Synonyms: while, piece, patch
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on spell, spells:

Spell - Other Media
... Spell (gaming), in role-playing games or game systems, a set of rules used to portray magic Spell (Unix), a spell checker program for Unix The Spell (1977 film), a TV movie starring Lee Grant The ...
The Butterfly's Evil Spell (play)
... The Butterfly's Evil Spell (El maleficio de la mariposa) was the first play by the twentieth-century Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca ... the style and thematic content of The Butterfly's Evil Spell became distinguishing features of Lorca's mature drama the exploration of symbolist stylization and non-naturalism, the ... The plays of Federico García Lorca The Butterfly's Evil Spell The Billy-Club Puppets Mariana Pineda The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife The Love of Don ...
List Of Toy Story Characters - Andy's Toys - Mr. Spell
... Spell is based on a popular 1970s Speak Spell toy by Texas Instruments ... Spell, along with basically everyone else aside from Woody, ran to the window in panic to see the size of the presents ... Spell can be seen in the overhead shot running in fright and then again behind Mr ...
The Gardier - Weapons
... Disruptor- The Mechanical Disruptor is a spell that turns mechanical devices such as guns and engines into shrapnel ... The effect of this spell is devastating on Rienish armed forces ... Stun- This spell is contained in one of the many devices given to Gardier soldiers ...
Spell-caster (gaming)
... A spell-caster is a character archetype in gaming with the ability (usually magical, but sometimes spiritual) to cast spells, based on the magic users of folklore ... Spell-casters can take the form of sorcerers, wizards, warlocks and healers ... Spell-casters usually are limited in the number and type of spells they can cast by an expendable resource, often called magic points, which generally ...

More definitions of "spell":

  • (noun): A psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation.
    Synonyms: enchantment, trance
  • (verb): Place under a spell.
  • (verb): Recite the letters of or give the spelling of.
    Example: "How do you spell this word?"
  • (noun): A time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else).
    Example: "A spell of work"
    Synonyms: go, tour, turn
  • (noun): A verbal formula believed to have magical force.
    Example: "He whispered a spell as he moved his hands"
    Synonyms: magic spell, charm
  • (verb): Write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word).
    Synonyms: write
  • (verb): Indicate or signify.
    Synonyms: import

Famous quotes containing the word spell:

    Almost all scholarly research carries practical and political implications. Better that we should spell these out ourselves than leave that task to people with a vested interest in stressing only some of the implications and falsifying others. The idea that academics should remain “above the fray” only gives ideologues license to misuse our work.
    Stephanie Coontz (b. 1944)

    The talk shows are stuffed full of sufferers who have regained their health—congressmen who suffered through a serious spell of boozing and skirt-chasing, White House aides who were stricken cruelly with overweening ambition, movie stars and baseball players who came down with acute cases of wanting to trash hotel rooms while under the influence of recreational drugs. Most of them have found God, or at least a publisher.
    Calvin Trillin (b. 1935)

    I take SPACE to be the central fact to man born in America.... I spell it large because it comes large here. Large and without mercy.
    Charles Olson (1910–1970)