Found 2 items, similar to spelt.
English → English
v 1: recite the letters of or give the spelling of; “How do you
spell this word?”
2: indicate or signify; “I'm afraid this spells trouble!”
3: 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”
4: place under a spell [ant: unspell
n : hardy wheat grown mostly in Europe for livestock feed [syn:
, Triticum aestivum spelta
n 1: a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a
magical incantation [syn: enchantment
2: a time for working (after which you will be relieved by
someone else); “it's my go”
; “a spell of work”
3: a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by
some action or condition; “he was here for a little
; “I need to rest for a piece”
; “a spell of good
; “a patch of bad weather”
4: a verbal formula believed to have magical force; “he
whispered a spell as he moved his hands”
around its base is a charm in Balinese”
[syn: magic spell
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spelled
; p. pr. &
vb. n. Spelling
.] [OE. spellen, spellien, tell, relate, AS.
spellian, fr. spell a saying, tale; akin to MHG. spellen to
relate, Goth. spill?n.e Spell
a tale. In sense 4 and those
following, OE. spellen, perhaps originally a different word,
and from or influenced by spell a splinter, from the use of a
piece of wood to point to the letters in schools: cf. D.
spellen to spell. Cf. Spell
1. To tell; to relate; to teach. [Obs.]
Might I that legend find,
By fairies spelt in mystic rhymes. --T. Warton.
2. To put under the influence of a spell; to affect by a
spell; to bewitch; to fascinate; to charm. “Spelled with
words of power.”
He was much spelled with Eleanor Talbot. --Sir G.
3. To constitute; to measure. [Obs.]
The Saxon heptarchy, when seven kings put together
did spell but one in effect. --Fuller.
4. To tell or name in their proper order letters of, as a
word; to write or print in order the letters of, esp. the
proper letters; to form, as words, by correct orthography.
The word “satire”
ought to be spelled with i, and
not with y. --Dryden.
5. To discover by characters or marks; to read with
difficulty; -- usually with out; as, to spell out the
sense of an author; to spell out a verse in the Bible.
To spell out a God in the works of creation.
To sit spelling and observing divine justice upon
every accident. --Milton.
imp. & p. p. of Spell
, n. [AS. spelt, fr. L. spelta.] (Bot.)
A species of grain (Triticum Spelta
) much cultivated for
food in Germany and Switzerland; -- called also German wheat
, n. [See Spalt
, v. t. & i. [See Spell
To split; to break; to spalt. [Obs.] --Mortimer.