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    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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