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Meaning of SPELLBIND

Pronunciation:  'spel`bInd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  put into a trance
  2. [v]  attract strongly, as if with a magnet; "She magnetized the audience with her tricks"
  3. [v]  to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The eye of the Ancient Mariner fascinated the wedding guest." Burton; "The serpent fascinates its prey,..by the power of his eyes." Todd & Bowman

SPELLBIND is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bewitch, entrance, fascinate, grip, magnetise, magnetize, mesmerise, mesmerize, transfix
 See Also: charm, hypnotise, hypnotize, influence, interest, mesmerise, mesmerize, tempt



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Spell"bind`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spellbound}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Spellbinding}.]
To bind or hold by, or as if by, a spell or charm; to
fascinate, esp. by eloquence of speech, as in a political
campaign. -- {Spell"bind`er}, n.