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Spell vs. Vacation

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Spellnoun

Words or a formula supposed to have magical powers.

‘He cast a spell to cure warts.’;

Vacationnoun

Freedom from some business or activity.

Spellnoun

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

‘under a spell’;

Vacationnoun

(obsolete) Free time given over to a specific purpose; occupation, activity.

Spellnoun

(obsolete) Speech, discourse.

Vacationnoun

A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc.

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Spellnoun

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

Vacationnoun

(North America) A holiday; a stretch of leisure time away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure.

Spellnoun

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

Vacationnoun

The act of vacating something; moving out.

‘The Conservative Party’s vacation of the centre ground gave an opportunity to its opponents.’;

Spellnoun

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

Vacationnoun

The act of making legally void.

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Spellnoun

A period of rest; time off.

Vacationverb

(intransitive) To spend or take a vacation.

‘This year, we’re vacationing in Mexico.’;

Spellnoun

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

Vacationnoun

The act of vacating; a making void or of no force; as, the vacation of an office or a charter.

Spellnoun

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

Vacationnoun

Intermission of a stated employment, procedure, or office; a period of intermission; rest; leisure.

‘It was not in his nature, however, at least till years had chastened it, to take any vacation from controversy.’;

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Spellnoun

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

Vacationnoun

Intermission of judicial proceedings; the space of time between the end of one term and the beginning of the next; nonterm; recess.

Vacationnoun

A period of intermission of regular paid work or employment, or of studies and exercises at an educational institution; the time during which a person temporarily ceases regular duties of any kind and performs other activites, usually some form of liesure; holidays; recess (at a school); as, the spring vacation; to spend one's vacation travelling; to paint the house while on vacation. Vacation is typically used for rest, travel, or recreation, but may be used for any purpose. In Britain this sense of vacation is usually referred to as holiday.

Spellverb

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

Vacationnoun

The time when an office is vacant;

Spellverb

(obsolete) To speak, to declaim.

Vacationnoun

leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure;

‘we get two weeks of vacation every summer’; ‘we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico’;

Spellverb

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

Vacationnoun

the act of making something legally void

Vacationverb

spend or take a vacation

Spellverb

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

Vacation

A vacation (American English), or holiday (British English), is a leave of absence from a regular job, or a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism. People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances, or for specific festivals or celebrations.

Spellverb

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

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

Spellverb

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

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

Spellverb

To indicate that (some event) will occur.

‘This spells trouble.’;

Spellverb

To constitute; to measure.

Spellverb

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

‘to spell the helmsman’;

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.’;

Spellnoun

A spelk, or splinter.

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.’;

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.’;

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.’;

Spellnoun

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

Spellnoun

A story; a tale.

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.’;

Spellverb

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

Spellverb

To tell; to relate; to teach.

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

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.’;

Spellverb

To constitute; to measure.

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

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.’;

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.’;

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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