spell verb (FORM WORDS)
How do you spell receive?
Shakespeare did not always spell his own name the same way.
Our address is 1520 Main Street, Albuquerque. Shall I spell that (out) (= say in the correct order the letters that form the word) for you?
spell verb (RESULT)
spell verb (DO INSTEAD)
spellnoun [ C ]uk /spel/ us /spel/
spell noun [ C ] (PERIOD)
I lived in Cairo for a spell.