A spelk, or splinter.
- To name or write in order the letters constituting (a word or part of a word).
- To constitute the letters of (a word): These letters spell animal.
- To add up to; signify: Their unwise investment could spell financial ruin.
- To form words by means of letters.
- spell down To defeat in a spelling bee.
- spell out To make explicit and clear: asked him to spell out his objectives.
- spell out To name or write in order the letters that constitute (a word or part of a word): spelled out my name.
- A word or formula believed to have magic power.
- A bewitched state; a trance.
- A compelling attraction; charm or fascination: the spell of the theater.
- To put (someone) under a spell; bewitch.
- A short, indefinite period of time.
- Informal A period of weather of a particular kind: a dry spell.
- One's turn at work.
- A period of work; a shift.
- Australian A period of rest.
- Informal A period of physical or mental disorder or distress: a dizzy spell.
- Informal A short distance.
- To relieve (someone) from work temporarily by taking a turn.
- To allow to rest a while.
- To take turns working.
- Australian To rest for a time from an activity.