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Equal vs. Spell

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  • Equal (adjective)

    The same in all respects.

    "Equal conditions should produce equal results."

    "All men are created equal."

  • Equal (adjective)

    Exactly identical, having the same value.

    "All right angles are equal."

  • Equal (adjective)

    Fair, impartial.

  • Equal (adjective)

    Adequate; sufficiently capable or qualified.

    "This test is pretty tough, but I think I'm equal to it."

  • Equal (adjective)

    Not variable; equable; uniform; even.

    "an equal movement"

  • Equal (adjective)

    Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; not mixed.

  • Equal (verb)

    To be equal to, to have the same value as; to correspond to.

    "Two plus two equals four."

  • Equal (verb)

    To be equivalent to; to match

    "David equaled the water level of the bottles, so they now both contain exactly 1 liter."

  • Equal (verb)

    To have as its consequence.

    "Losing this deal equals losing your job."

    "Might does not equal right."

  • Equal (noun)

    A person or thing of equal status to others.

    "We're all equals here."

    "This beer has no equal."

  • Equal (noun)

    State of being equal; equality.

  • Spell (noun)

    Words or a formula supposed to have magical powers. from 16th c.

    "He cast a spell to cure warts."

  • Spell (noun)

    A magical effect or influence induced by an incantation or formula. from 16th c.

    "under a spell"

  • Spell (noun)

    Speech, discourse. 8th-15th c.

  • Spell (noun)

    A shift (of work); a set of workers responsible for a specific turn of labour. from 16th c.

  • Spell (noun)

    A definite period (of work or other activity). from 18th c.

  • Spell (noun)

    An indefinite period of time (usually with a qualifier); by extension, a relatively short distance. from 18th c.

  • Spell (noun)

    A period of rest; time off. from 19th c.

  • Spell (noun)

    A period of illness, or sudden interval of bad spirits, disease etc. from 19th c.

  • Spell (noun)

    An uninterrupted series of alternate overs bowled by a single bowler. from 20th c.

  • Spell (noun)

    A splinter, usually of wood; a spelk.

  • Spell (noun)

    The wooden bat in the game of trap ball, or knurr and spell.

  • Spell (verb)

    To put under the influence of a spell; to affect by a spell; to bewitch; to fascinate; to charm.

  • Spell (verb)

    To speak, to declaim. 9th-16th c.

  • Spell (verb)

    To tell; to relate; to teach.

  • Spell (verb)

    To read (something) as though letter by letter; to peruse slowly or with effort. from 14th c.

  • Spell (verb)

    To write or say the letters that form a word or part of a word. from 16th c.

  • Spell (verb)

    To be able to write or say the letters that form words.

    "I find it difficult to spell because I'm dyslexic."

  • Spell (verb)

    Of letters: to compose (a word). from 19th c.

    "The letters β€œa”, β€œn” and β€œd” spell β€œand”."

  • Spell (verb)

    To indicate that (some event) will occur. from 19th c.

    "This spells trouble."

  • Spell (verb)

    To clarify; to explain in detail. from 20th c.

    "Please spell it out for me."

  • Spell (verb)

    To constitute; to measure.

  • Spell (verb)

    To work in place of (someone).

    "to spell the helmsman"

  • Spell (verb)

    To rest (someone or something), to give someone or something a rest or break.

    "They spelled the horses and rested in the shade of some trees near a brook."

  • Spell (verb)

    To rest from work for a time.

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  • Equal (adjective)

    Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same degree, etc.; - applied to number, degree, quantity, and intensity, and to any subject which admits of them; neither inferior nor superior, greater nor less, better nor worse; corresponding; alike; as, equal quantities of land, water, etc. ; houses of equal size; persons of equal stature or talents; commodities of equal value.

  • Equal (adjective)

    Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having competent power, abilities, or means; adequate; as, he is not equal to the task.

  • Equal (adjective)

    Not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal movement.

  • Equal (adjective)

    Evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side; characterized by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable; just.

  • Equal (adjective)

    Of the same interest or concern; indifferent.

  • Equal (adjective)

    Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; - opposed to mixed.

  • Equal (adjective)

    Exactly agreeing with respect to quantity.

  • Equal (noun)

    One not inferior or superior to another; one having the same or a similar age, rank, station, office, talents, strength, or other quality or condition; an equal quantity or number; as, "If equals be taken from equals the remainders are equal."

  • Equal (noun)

    State of being equal; equality.

  • Equal

    To be or become equal to; to have the same quantity, the same value, the same degree or rank, or the like, with; to be commen urate with.

  • Equal

    To make equal return to; to recompense fully.

  • Equal

    To make equal or equal to; to equalize; hence, to compare or regard as equals; to put on equality.

  • Spell (noun)

    A spelk, or splinter.

  • Spell (noun)

    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.

  • Spell (noun)

    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.

  • Spell (noun)

    One of two or more persons or gangs who work by spells.

  • Spell (noun)

    A gratuitous helping forward of another's work; as, a logging spell.

  • Spell (noun)

    A story; a tale.

  • Spell (noun)

    A stanza, verse, or phrase supposed to be endowed with magical power; an incantation; hence, any charm.

  • Spell

    To supply the place of for a time; to take the turn of, at work; to relieve; as, to spell the helmsman.

  • Spell

    To tell; to relate; to teach.

  • Spell

    To put under the influence of a spell; to affect by a spell; to bewitch; to fascinate; to charm.

  • Spell

    To constitute; to measure.

  • Spell

    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.

  • Spell

    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.

  • Spell (verb)

    To form words with letters, esp. with the proper letters, either orally or in writing.

  • Spell (verb)

    To study by noting characters; to gain knowledge or learn the meaning of anything, by study.

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  • Equal (noun)

    a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

  • Equal (verb)

    be identical or equivalent to;

    "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"

  • Equal (verb)

    be equal to in quality or ability;

    "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"

    "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"

    "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"

  • Equal (verb)

    make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching;

    "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"

    "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"

  • Equal (adjective)

    well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another;

    "on equal terms"

    "all men are equal before the law"

  • Equal (adjective)

    equal in amount or value;

    "like amounts"

    "equivalent amounts"

    "the same amount"

    "gave one six blows and the other a like number"

    "an equal number"

    "the same number"

  • Spell (noun)

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

  • Spell (noun)

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

    "it's my go"

    "a spell of work"

  • Spell (noun)

    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"

  • Spell (noun)

    a verbal formula believed to have magical force;

    "he whispered a spell as he moved his hands"

    "inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese"

  • Spell (verb)

    recite the letters of or give the spelling of;

    "How do you spell this word?"

  • Spell (verb)

    indicate or signify;

    "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"

  • Spell (verb)

    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"

  • Spell (verb)

    place under a spell

Princeton's WordNet

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