Word:

Spare

v. t.1.To use frugally or stintingly, as that which is scarce or valuable; to retain or keep unused; to save.
[imp. & p. p. Spared ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sparing.]
[Thou] thy Father's dreadful thunder didst not spare.
- Milton.
He that hath knowledge, spareth his words.
- Prov. xvii. 27.
2.To keep to one's self; to forbear to impart or give.
Be pleased your plitics to spare.
- Dryden.
3.To preserve from danger or punishment; to forbear to punish, injure, or harm; to show mercy to.
Spare us, good Lord.
- Book of Common Prayer.
Man alone can whom he conquers spare.
- Waller.
4.To save or gain, as by frugality; to reserve, as from some occupation, use, or duty.
5.To deprive one's self of, as by being frugal; to do without; to dispense with; to give up; to part with.
To spare one's self
a - To act with reserve.
v. i.1.To be frugal; not to be profuse; to live frugally; to be parsimonious.
2.To refrain from inflicting harm; to use mercy or forbearance.
He will not spare in the day of vengeance.
- Prov. vi. 34.
3.To desist; to stop; to refrain.
a.1.Scanty; not abundant or plentiful; as, a spare diet.
2.Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; chary.
He was spare, but discreet of speech.
- Carew.
3.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.
If that no spare clothes he had to give.
- Spenser.
4.Held in reserve, to be used in an emergency; as, a spare anchor; a spare bed or room.
5.Lean; wanting flesh; meager; thin; gaunt.
O, give me the spare men, and spare me the great ones.
- Shak.
6.Slow.
n.1.The act of sparing; moderation; restraint.
Killing for sacrifice, without any spare.
- Holland.
2.Parsimony; frugal use.
Poured out their plenty without spite or spare.
- Spenser.
3.An opening in a petticoat or gown; a placket.
4.That which has not been used or expended.
5.(Tenpins) 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. For the meaning in modern bowling, see sense 6.
6.(Bowling) The act of knocking down all ten pins in two bowls, which entitles the bowler to add the number of pins knocked down in the next bowl to the score for the frame in which the spare occurred.
Noun1.spare - an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
Synonyms: spare part
2.spare - an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
Synonyms: fifth wheel
3.spare - a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls
Verb1.spare - refrain from harming
Synonyms: save
2.spare - save or relieve from an experience or action; "I'll spare you from having to apologize formally"
3.spare - give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"
4.spare - use frugally or carefully
Adj.1.spare - thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"
Synonyms: trim
2.spare - 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"
3.spare - just sufficient; "the library had a spare but efficient look"
4.spare - not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands"
Synonyms: free
5.spare - kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts"
Synonyms: reserve
6.spare - lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet"
Synonyms: scanty, bare
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