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〔 spєr,spær 〕


〔 spєә 〕

Overview of noun spare

The noun spare has 3 senses

  • spare part, spare -- (an extra component of a machine or other apparatus)

  • fifth wheel, spare -- (an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle)

  • spare -- (a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls)

Overview of verb spare

The verb spare has 4 senses

  • spare, save -- (refrain from harming)

  • spare -- (save or relieve from an experience or action; "I'll spare you from having to apologize formally")

  • spare, give up, part with, dispense with -- (give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey")

  • spare -- (use frugally or carefully)

Overview of adj spare

The adj spare has 6 senses

  • spare, trim -- (thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise")

  • excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus -- (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")

  • spare, free -- (not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands")

  • spare -- (kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts")

  • bare, scanty, spare -- (lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet")

  • plain, bare, spare, unembellished, unornamented -- (lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete")