Definitions for spare

Definitions for (noun) spare

Main entry: spare

Definition: a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls

Main entry: fifth wheel, spare

Definition: an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle

Main entry: spare, spare part

Definition: an extra component of a machine or other apparatus

Definitions for (verb) spare

Main entry: spare

Definition: use frugally or carefully

Main entry: spare, give up, part with, dispense with

Definition: give up what is not strictly needed

Usage: he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey

Main entry: spare, save

Definition: refrain from harming

Main entry: spare

Definition: save or relieve from an experience or action

Usage: I'll spare you from having to apologize formally

Definitions for (adj) spare

Main entry: unembellished, unornamented, plain, bare, spare

Definition: lacking embellishment or ornamentation

Usage: a plain hair style; unembellished white walls; functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete

Main entry: bare, scanty, spare

Definition: lacking in amplitude or quantity

Usage: a bare livelihood; a scanty harvest; a spare diet

Main entry: spare, trim

Definition: thin and fit

Usage: the spare figure of a marathon runner; a body kept trim by exercise

Main entry: supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus, excess, extra, spare, redundant

Definition: more than is needed, desired, or required

Usage: 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

Main entry: spare

Definition: kept in reserve especially for emergency use

Usage: a reserve supply of food; a spare tire; spare parts

Main entry: free, spare

Definition: not taken up by scheduled activities

Usage: a free hour between classes; spare time on my hands

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