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spell 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/spel/,
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spelt, past participle; spelling, present participle; spells, 3rd person singular present; spelt, past tense; spelled, past tense; spelled, past participle;
  1. Allow (someone) to rest briefly by taking their place in some activity
    • - I got sleepy and needed her to spell me for a while at the wheel
  2. Take a brief rest
    • - I'll spell for a bit
Noun
  1. A short period
    • - I want to get away from racing for a spell
  2. A period spent in an activity
    • - a spell of greenhouse work
  3. A period of a specified kind of weather
    • - an early cold spell in autumn
  4. A period of suffering from a specified kind of illness
    • - she plunges off a yacht and suffers a spell of amnesia
  5. A period of rest from work


  1. enchantment: a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
  2. 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"
  3. go: a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work"
  4. indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"
  5. while: 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"
  6. 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"
  7. Spell is the debut album by former Wham! and George Michael bassist, Deon Estus.
  8. Some role-playing games or game systems can include a set of s that are used to portray magic in the paranormal sense. These rules simulate the effects that magic would have within the game context, according to how the game designer intended the magic to be portrayed. ...
  9. A magical formula or spell is generally a word whose meaning illustrates principles and degrees of understanding that are often difficult to relay using other forms of speech or writing. It is a concise means to communicate very abstract information through the medium of a word or phrase. ...
  10. Magic is the claimed art of altering things either by supernatural means or through knowledge of occult natural laws unknown to science. ...
  11. Peace and Noise is an album by Patti Smith, released September 30, 1997 on Arista Records. Uncut magazine ranked the album 21st best of the year. Song "1959" was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1998.
  12. The Spell is a 1998 novel by British author Alan Hollinghurst.
  13. Speech, discourse. [8th-15th c.]; Words or a formula supposed to have magical powers. [from 16th c.]; A magical effect or influence induced by an incantation or formula. [from 16th c.]; To speak, to declaim. [9th-16th c.]
  14. (3. Spelling) There are a few regular differences between British and American spelling. American English keeps a single consonant where British English doubles in all forms derived from words ending in l: traveled; traveling; traveler. ...
  15. (Spelling) Another one mentioned is that test authors are more likely to make spelling errors on incorrect choices, since they mainly review the correct answers.
  16. (Spelling) DZ sucks at it.  He's basically illerterate.
  17. (Spelling) Have you ever tried to look up a word, but can’t find it because you have misspelled it? The UTD takes care of that for you. ...
  18. (Spelling) My intention was to represent all words in original spelling, including accents. Some web browsers had problems with earlier versions of this disctionary, but it appears that this Unicode version works on all browsers. ...
  19. (Spelling) Product Code: 0151-0157 Price: £13.95 More details »
  20. (Spelling) Spell words by meaning.
  21. (Spelling) Teacher of appropriate word construction or pronunciation.
  22. (Spelling) The Writing and Spelling Road to Reading and Writing Teacher’s Edition Level II
  23. (Spelling) The Yiddish language is written using a variant of the Hebrew alphabet, thus the words are transliterated from their Hebrew spelling and many spelling versions exist for the same word. ...
  24. (Spelling) Use the first spelling listed except in official titles or proper names. If a compound noun is not listed as one word, use two.
  25. (Spelling) Words with the following prefixes will not be hyphenated: ante, anti, bi, co, counter, extra, inter, intra, non, re, post, pre, pro, pseudo, semi, socio, sub, trans (for example: prewar, interregional). ...