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Definitions of spare

  1. To live frugally; to forbear; to forgive; to be tender. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To use in a frugal or saving manner; use rarely; as, spare the rod; part with without inconvenience; refuse to punish; treat leniently; as, to spare the feelings. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To use frugally: to do without: to save from any use: to withhold from: to treat tenderly: to part with willingly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To use frugally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To use frugally; do without; save from anything; grant. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To firbear to injure or punish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To live frugally or cheaply; forbear or forgive. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To be frugal: to forbear: to be tender: to forgive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To be frugal; forbear. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. refrain from harming Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. save or relieve from an experience or action; "I'll spare you from having to apologize formally" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To be lenient or forgiving; refrain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To be frugal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To use frugally; not to waste; to withhold; to do without; to omit; to treat tenderly; to forbear to afflict, punish, or destroy; to allow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To refrain from using, taking, or doing something; to part with willingly; to treat with tenderness or forbearance; to live frugally; to save from any particular use; to exercise forbearance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. an extra component of a machine or other apparatus Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. SPARENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. more than is needed, desired, or required; "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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. just sufficient; "the library had a spare but efficient look" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. use frugally or carefully Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. Slow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To use frugally or stintingly, as that which is scarce or valuable; to retain or keep unused; to save. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. To keep to one's self; to forbear to impart or give. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To preserve from danger or punishment; to forbear to punish, injure, or harm; to show mercy to. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To save or gain, as by frugality; to reserve, as from some occupation, use, or duty. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To deprive one's self of, as by being frugal; to do without; to dispense with; to give up; to part with. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. To be frugal; not to be profuse; to live frugally; to be parsimonious. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. To refrain from inflicting harm; to use mercy or forbearance. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. To desist; to stop; to refrain. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. Scanty; not abundant or plentiful; as, a spare diet. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; chary. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. Held in reserve, to be used in an emergency; as, a spare anchor; a spare bed or room. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. Lean; wanting flesh; meager; thin; gaunt. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. The act of sparing; moderation; restraint. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. Parsimony; frugal use. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. An opening in a petticoat or gown; a placket. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. That which has not been used or expended. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  43. Thin or lean; scanty; held in reserve; as, a spare room; more than enough; as, spare cash. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  44. Sparing: frugal scanty: lean: superfluous. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  45. Frugal; scanty; lean; superfluous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  46. That can be spared. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. Held in reserve. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. Not abundant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Scanty; parsimonious; superfluous; lean. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  50. Scanty; frugal; held in reserve; not abundant; not required for present use; lean. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for spare

  1. They are to take my friends, my people, and spare me. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  2. But, on the whole, I think I can't spare her quite so long. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
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