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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spelled

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spell, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spelled p. pr. & vb. n. Spelling.]  To supply the place of for a time; to take the turn of, at work; to relieve; as, to spell the helmsman.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spell, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spelled or Spelt p. pr. & vb. n. Spelling.]
 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. Buck.
 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.   --South.
    To sit spelling and observing divine justice upon every accident.   --Milton.