Definitions of spare:
  • noun:   a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls
  • noun:   an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
  • noun:   an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
  • verb:   give up what is not strictly needed
    Example: "He asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"
  • verb:   refrain from harming
  • verb:   save or relieve from an experience or action
    Example: "I'll spare you from having to apologize formally"
  • verb:   use frugally or carefully
  • adjective:   not taken up by scheduled activities
    Example: "Spare time on my hands"
  • adjective:   just sufficient
    Example: "The library had a spare but efficient look"
  • adjective:   thin and fit
    Example: "The spare figure of a marathon runner"
  • adjective:   kept in reserve especially for emergency use
    Example: "A spare tire"
  • adjective:   lacking in amplitude or quantity
    Example: "A spare diet"
  • adjective:   more than is needed, desired, or required
    Example: "Sleeping in the spare room"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #54110)

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