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Equal vs. Spell

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Equaladjective

(not comparable) The same in all respects.

‘Equal conditions should produce equal results.’; ‘All men are created equal.’;

Spellnoun

Words or a formula supposed to have magical powers.

‘He cast a spell to cure warts.’;

Equaladjective

Exactly identical, having the same value.

‘All right angles are equal.’;

Spellnoun

A magical effect or influence induced by an incantation or formula.

‘under a spell’;

Equaladjective

(obsolete) Fair, impartial.

Spellnoun

(obsolete) Speech, discourse.

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Equaladjective

(comparable) Adequate; sufficiently capable or qualified.

‘This test is pretty tough, but I think I'm equal to it.’;

Spellnoun

A shift (of work); (rare) a set of workers responsible for a specific turn of labour.

Equaladjective

(obsolete) Not variable; equable; uniform; even.

‘an equal movement’;

Spellnoun

(informal) A definite period (of work or other activity).

Equaladjective

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

Spellnoun

(colloquial) An indefinite period of time (usually with a qualifier); by extension, a relatively short distance.

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Equalverb

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

‘Two plus two equals four.’;

Spellnoun

A period of rest; time off.

Equalverb

To be equivalent to; to match

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

Spellnoun

A period of illness, or sudden interval of bad spirits, disease etc.

Equalverb

(informal) To have as its consequence.

‘Losing this deal equals losing your job.’; ‘Might does not equal right.’;

Spellnoun

(cricket) An uninterrupted series of alternate overs bowled by a single bowler.

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Equalnoun

A person or thing of equal status to others.

‘We're all equals here.’; ‘This beer has no equal.’;

Spellnoun

(dialectal) A splinter, usually of wood; a spelk.

Equalnoun

(obsolete) State of being equal; equality.

Spellnoun

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

Equaladjective

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.

Spellverb

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

Equaladjective

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

‘The Scots trusted not their own numbers as equal to fight with the English.’; ‘It is not permitted to me to make my commendations equal to your merit.’; ‘Whose voice an equal messengerConveyed thy meaning mild.’;

Spellverb

(obsolete) To speak, to declaim.

Equaladjective

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

Spellverb

(obsolete) To tell; to relate; to teach.

Equaladjective

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

‘Are not my ways equal?’; ‘Thee, O Jove, no equal judge I deem.’; ‘Nor think it equal to answer deliberate reason with sudden heat and noise.’;

Spellverb

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

Equaladjective

Of the same interest or concern; indifferent.

‘They who are not disposed to receive them may let them alone or reject them; it is equal to me.’;

Spellverb

To write or say the letters that form a word or part of a word.

Equaladjective

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

Spellverb

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

‘I find it difficult to spell because I'm dyslexic.’;

Equaladjective

Exactly agreeing with respect to quantity.

Spellverb

(transitive) Of letters: to compose (a word).

‘The letters “a”, “n” and “d” spell “and”.’;

Equalnoun

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."

‘Those who were once his equals envy and defame him.’;

Spellverb

To indicate that (some event) will occur.

‘This spells trouble.’;

Equalnoun

State of being equal; equality.

Spellverb

To clarify; to explain in detail.

‘Please spell it out for me.’;

Equalverb

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.

‘On me whose all not equals Edward's moiety.’;

Spellverb

To constitute; to measure.

Equalverb

To make equal return to; to recompense fully.

‘Who answered all her cares, and equaled all her love.’;

Spellverb

(transitive) To work in place of (someone).

‘to spell the helmsman’;

Equalverb

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

‘He would not equal the mind that he found in himself to the infinite and incomprehensible.’;

Spellverb

(transitive) 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.’;

Equalnoun

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

Spellverb

To rest from work for a time.

Equalverb

be identical or equivalent to;

‘One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!’;

Spellnoun

A spelk, or splinter.

Equalverb

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’;

Spellnoun

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.

‘A spell at the wheel is called a trick.’;

Equalverb

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’;

Spellnoun

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.

‘Nothing new has happened in this quarter, except the setting in of a severe spell of cold weather.’;

Equaladjective

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

‘on equal terms’; ‘all men are equal before the law’;

Spellnoun

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

‘Their toil is so extreme that they can not endure it above four hours in a day, but are succeeded by spells.’;

Equaladjective

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’;

Spellnoun

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

Equaladjective

being the same in quantity, size, degree, or value

‘1 litre is roughly equal to 1 quart’; ‘add equal amounts of water and flour’;

Spellnoun

A story; a tale.

Equaladjective

(of people) having the same status, rights, or opportunities

‘a society where women and men are equal partners’; ‘people are born free and equal’;

Spellnoun

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

‘Start not; her actions shall be holy asYou hear my spell is lawful.’;

Equaladjective

uniform in application or effect; without discrimination on any grounds

‘a dedicated campaigner for equal rights’;

Spellverb

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

Equaladjective

evenly or fairly balanced

‘it was hardly an equal contest’;

Spellverb

To tell; to relate; to teach.

‘Might I that legend find,By fairies spelt in mystic rhymes.’;

Equaladjective

having the ability or resources to meet (a challenge)

‘the players proved equal to the task’;

Spellverb

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

‘He was much spelled with Eleanor Talbot.’;

Equalnoun

a person or thing that is the same as another in status or quality

‘entertainment facilities without equal in the British Isles’; ‘we all treat each other as equals’;

Spellverb

To constitute; to measure.

‘The Saxon heptarchy, when seven kings put together did spell but one in effect.’;

Equalverb

be the same as in number or amount

‘the total debits should equal the total credits’; ‘four plus six divided by two equals five’;

Spellverb

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.’;

Equalverb

match or rival in performance or extent

‘he equalled the world record of 9.93 seconds’;

Spellverb

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.’;

Equalverb

be equivalent to

‘his work is concerned with why private property equals exploitation’;

Spellverb

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

‘When what small knowledge was, in them did dwell,And he a god, who could but read or spell.’;

Spellverb

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

‘Where I may sit and rightly spellOf every star that heaven doth shew,And every herb that sips the dew.’;

Spellnoun

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

Spellnoun

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

‘it's my go’; ‘a spell of work’;

Spellnoun

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’;

Spellnoun

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’;

Spellverb

recite the letters of or give the spelling of;

‘How do you spell this word?’;

Spellverb

indicate or signify;

‘I'm afraid this spells trouble!’;

Spellverb

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’;

Spellverb

place under a spell

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