5 letter word starting with spel

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
spelk noun A small stick or rod used as a spike in thatching; a splinter.
spell noun A spelk, or splinter., To supply the place of for a time; to take the turn of, at work; to relieve; as, to spell the helmsman., The relief of one person by another in any piece of work or watching; also, a turn at work which is carried on by one person or gang relieving another; as, a spell at the pumps; a spell at the masthead., The time during which one person or gang works until relieved; hence, any relatively short period of time, whether a few hours, days, or weeks., One of two or more persons or gangs who work by spells., A gratuitous helping forward of another’s work; as, a logging spell., A story; a tale., A stanza, verse, or phrase supposed to be endowed with magical power; an incantation; hence, any charm., To tell; to relate; to teach., To put under the influence of a spell; to affect by a spell; to bewitch; to fascinate; to charm., To constitute; to measure., 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., 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 form words with letters, esp. with the proper letters, either orally or in writing., To study by noting characters; to gain knowledge or learn the meaning of anything, by study.
spelt of Spell, imp. & p. p. of Spell. Spelled., A species of grain (Triticum Spelta) much cultivated for food in Germany and Switzerland; — called also German wheat., Spelter., To split; to break; to spalt.