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spellings, plural;
  1. The process or activity of writing or naming the letters of a word

  2. The way a word is spelled
    • - the spelling of his name was influenced by French
  3. A person's ability to spell words
    • - her spelling was deplorable
  4. A school subject

  1. forming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage
  2. (spell) 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. (spell) enchantment: a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
  4. (spell) go: a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work"
  5. (spell) indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"
  6. (spell) 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"
  7. Spelling is the writing of a word or words with the necessary letters and diacritics present in an accepted standard order. It is one of the elements of orthography and a element of alphabetic languages. ...
  8. (Spellings) The orthography of a language specifies a standardized way of using a specific writing system (script) to write the language. Where more than one writing system is used for a language, for example Kurdish, Uyghur or Serbian, there can be more than one orthography. ...
  9. (Spell (album)) Spell is the debut album by former Wham! and George Michael bassist, Deon Estus.
  10. (Spell (gaming)) 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. ...
  11. (Spell (paranormal)) 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. ...
  12. (Spell (ritual)) Magic is the claimed art of altering things either by supernatural means or through knowledge of occult natural laws unknown to science. ...
  13. (spell) 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. (Spell) a period, bout, or episode of illness or indisposition; refers to seizures or other disorders that produce brief episodes of behavioral change.
  15. (spell) To relieve someone when taking turns at a task, such as manning the helm.
  16. (spell) a prayer, or verbal direction of magickal energies toward the accomplishment of some goal.
  17. (Spell) Extended mental and emotional energy spoken aloud, written, spoken to oneself, drawn or even danced. To work, it should be clear, concise, focused and emotional. The need must be present to bring any spell to a successful culmination.
  18. (SPELL) The resting period between preparations or racing.
  19. (spell) a word or phrase that is believed to have magical powers
  20. (SPELL) A magical working directed toward the achievement of some goal such as obtaining, banishing, changing a condition, etc. Sometimes refers to the verbal part of the ritual. ...
  21. (SPELL) Magical operation, usually for practical purpose
  22. (SPELL) Structure Positive Empathetic Low arousal Links
  23. (SPELL) The action of Magick. The focus reality through ritual in order to produce a desired goal by non-material means. It can be described as the enhancement of psychic ability through the use of ritual. It can also be described as the use of natural forces enhanced by ritual.
  24. (Spell) (1) A magical act designed with an emphasis upon the use of mantras and the literal spelling of words. (2) Any magical ritual.
  25. (Spell) (particularly with Tetralogy of Fallot) the child becomes bluer, breathless and limp for a period of time.