What is spell?

  • (noun): A verbal formula believed to have magical force.
    Example: "He whispered a spell as he moved his hands"
    Synonyms: magic spell, charm
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on spell, spells:

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 regenerates with time ...
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
... Mechanical 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 - 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 ...
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 ... of 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 incorporation of different art ... of Federico García Lorca The Butterfly's Evil Spell The Billy-Club Puppets Mariana Pineda The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife The Love of Don Perlimplín The Public When ...

More definitions of "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
  • (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
  • (verb): Indicate or signify.
    Synonyms: import
  • (verb): Place under a spell.
  • (noun): A psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation.
    Synonyms: enchantment, trance
  • (verb): Write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word).
    Synonyms: write

Famous quotes containing the word spell:

    The rose and poppy are her flowers; for where
    Is he not found, O Lilith, whom shed scent
    And soft-shed kisses and soft sleep shall snare?
    Lo! as that youth’s eyes burned at thine, so went
    Thy spell through him, and left his straight neck bent
    And round his heart one strangling golden hair.
    Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882)

    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)

    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)