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Spare meaning

spare - 25 dictionary results

  1. 1. an extra car wheel and tire for a four- wheel vehicle
  2. 2. use frugally or carefully
  3. 3. give up what is not strictly needed; " he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"
  4. 4. Slow.
  5. 5. To use frugally or stintingly, as that which is scarce or valuable; to retain or keep unused; to save.
  6. 6. To keep to one's self; to forbear to impart or give.
  7. 7. To preserve from danger or punishment; to forbear to punish, injure, or harm; to show mercy to.
  8. 8. To save or gain, as by frugality; to reserve, as from some occupation, use, or duty.
  9. 9. To deprive one's self of, as by being frugal; to do without; to dispense with; to give up; to part with.
  10. 10. To be frugal; not to be profuse; to live frugally; to be parsimonious.
  11. 11. To refrain from inflicting harm; to use mercy or forbearance.
  12. 12. To desist; to stop; to refrain.
  13. 13. Scanty; not abundant or plentiful; as, a spare diet.
  14. 14. Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; chary.
  15. 15. Being over and above what is necessary, or what must be used or reserved; not wanted, or not used; superfluous; as, I have no spare time.
  16. 16. Held in reserve, to be used in an emergency; as, a spare anchor; a spare bed or room.
  17. 17. Lean; wanting flesh; meager; thin; gaunt.
  18. 18. The act of sparing; moderation; restraint.
  19. 19. Parsimony; frugal use.
  20. 20. An opening in a petticoat or gown; a placket.
  21. 21. That which has not been used or expended.
  22. 22. The right of bowling again at a full set of pins, after having knocked all the pins down in less than three bowls. If all the pins are knocked down in one bowl it is a double spare; in two bowls, a single spare.
  23. 23. Frugal; scanty; lean; superfluous.
  24. 24. To be frugal; forbear.
  25. 25. To use frugally; do without; save from anything; grant.

spare - examples of usage

  1. I- I haven't a friend- a friend I may ask who can spare it, sir." - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. In your spare time! - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. " There are five spare rooms, even when the boys are here. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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