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spare

spare

spare - Dictionary definition and meaning for word spare

Definition
(noun) an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
Synonyms : spare part

Definition
(noun) an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
Synonyms : fifth wheel

Definition
(noun) a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls
Definition
(verb) refrain from harming
Synonyms : save

Definition
(verb) save or relieve from an experience or action
Example Sentence
  • I'll spare you from having to apologize formally

Definition
(verb) give up what is not strictly needed
Example Sentence
  • he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey

Definition
(verb) use frugally or carefully
Definition
(adj) thin and fit
Synonyms : trim
Example Sentence
  • the spare figure of a marathon runner
  • a body kept trim by exercise

Definition
(adj) more than is needed, desired, or required
Example Sentence
  • trying to lose excess weight
  • found some extra change lying on the dresser
  • yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
  • skills made redundant by technological advance
  • sleeping in the spare room
  • supernumerary ornamentation
  • it was supererogatory of her to gloat
  • delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
  • extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
  • surplus cheese distributed to the needy

Definition
(adj) not taken up by scheduled activities
Synonyms : free
Example Sentence
  • a free hour between classes
  • spare time on my hands

Definition
(adj) kept in reserve especially for emergency use
Example Sentence
  • a reserve supply of food
  • a spare tire
  • spare parts

Definition
(adj) lacking in amplitude or quantity
Synonyms : bare , scanty
Example Sentence
  • a bare livelihood
  • a scanty harvest
  • a spare diet

Definition
(adj) lacking embellishment or ornamentation
Example Sentence
  • a plain hair style
  • unembellished white walls
  • functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete

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