Synonyms for (noun) spell

Synonyms: spell, magic spell, magical spell, charm

Definition: a verbal formula believed to have magical force

Usage: he whispered a spell as he moved his hands; inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese

Similar words: voice communication, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language

Definition: (language) communication by word of mouth

Usage: his speech was garbled; he uttered harsh language; he recorded the spoken language of the streets


Synonyms: spell, enchantment, trance

Definition: a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation

Similar words: mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state

Definition: (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic

Usage: a manic state


Synonyms: while, patch, piece, spell

Definition: a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition

Usage: he was here for a little while; I need to rest for a piece; a spell of good weather; a patch of bad weather

Similar words: time

Definition: an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)

Usage: he waited a long time; the time of year for planting; he was a great actor in his time


Synonyms: spell, go, tour, turn

Definition: a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)

Usage: it's my go; a spell of work

Similar words: shift, work shift, duty period

Definition: the time period during which you are at work

Synonyms for (verb) spell

Synonyms: spell

Definition: take turns working

Usage: the workers spell every four hours

Similar words: alternate, take turns

Definition: do something in turns

Usage: We take turns on the night shift


Synonyms: spell, import

Definition: indicate or signify

Usage: I'm afraid this spells trouble!

Similar words: intend, mean

Definition: mean or intend to express or convey

Usage: You never understand what I mean!; what do his words intend?


Synonyms: spell, spell out

Definition: orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of

Usage: How do you spell this word? We had to spell out our names for the police officer

Similar words: recite

Definition: repeat aloud from memory

Usage: she recited a poem; The pupil recited his lesson for the day


Synonyms: spell

Definition: place under a spell

Similar words: glamour, hex, jinx, bewitch, witch, enchant

Definition: cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something


Synonyms: spell

Definition: relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn

Usage: She spelled her husband at the wheel

Similar words: relieve, take over

Definition: free someone temporarily from his or her obligations