Synonyms for spare

Synonyms for (noun) spare

Synonyms: spare

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

Similar words: score

Definition: the act of scoring in a game or sport

Usage: the winning score came with less than a minute left to play


Synonyms: fifth wheel, spare

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

Similar words: car wheel

Definition: a wheel that has a tire and rim and hubcap; used to propel the car


Synonyms: spare, spare part

Definition: an extra component of a machine or other apparatus

Similar words: component, element, constituent

Definition: an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system

Usage: spare components for cars; a component or constituent element of a system

Synonyms for (verb) spare

Synonyms: spare

Definition: use frugally or carefully

Similar words: expend, use

Definition: use up, consume fully

Usage: The legislature expended its time on school questions


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: give

Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

Usage: I gave her my money; can you give me lessons?; She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care


Synonyms: spare, save

Definition: refrain from harming

Similar words: forbear, refrain

Definition: resist doing something

Usage: He refrained from hitting him back; she could not forbear weeping


Synonyms: spare

Definition: save or relieve from an experience or action

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

Similar words: relieve, exempt, free

Definition: grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to

Usage: She exempted me from the exam

Synonyms for (adjective) spare

Synonyms: unembellished, unornamented, plain, bare, spare

Definition: lacking embellishment or ornamentation

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

Similar words: unadorned, undecorated

Definition: not decorated with something to increase its beauty or distinction


Synonyms: bare, scanty, spare

Definition: lacking in amplitude or quantity

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

Similar words: scrimpy, meager, meagerly, meagre, stingy

Definition: deficient in amount or quality or extent

Usage: meager resources; meager fare


Synonyms: spare, trim

Definition: thin and fit

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

Similar words: thin, lean

Definition: lacking excess flesh

Usage: you can't be too rich or too thin; Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look-Shakespeare


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: unnecessary, unneeded

Definition: not necessary


Synonyms: spare

Definition: kept in reserve especially for emergency use

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

Similar words: unnecessary, unneeded

Definition: not necessary


Synonyms: free, spare

Definition: not taken up by scheduled activities

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

Similar words: unoccupied

Definition: not held or filled or in use

Usage: an unoccupied telephone booth; unoccupied hours