Associations to the word «Spare»


SPARE, adjective. Scanty; not abundant or plentiful.
SPARE, adjective. Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; chary.
SPARE, adjective. Being over and above what is necessary, or what must be used or reserved; not wanted, or not used; superfluous.
SPARE, adjective. Held in reserve, to be used in an emergency.
SPARE, adjective. Lean; wanting flesh; meager; thin; gaunt.
SPARE, adjective. (obsolete) (UK) (dialect) slow
SPARE, noun. The act of sparing; moderation; restraint.
SPARE, noun. Parsimony; frugal use.
SPARE, noun. An opening in a petticoat or gown; a placket.
SPARE, noun. That which has not been used or expended.
SPARE, noun. A spare part, especially a spare tire.
SPARE, noun. (bowling) 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.
SPARE, noun. (bowling) The act of knocking down all remaining pins in second ball of a frame; this entitles the pins knocked down on the next ball to be added to the score for that frame.
SPARE, verb. To show mercy.
SPARE, verb. (intransitive) To desist; to stop; to refrain.
SPARE, verb. (intransitive) To refrain from inflicting harm; to use mercy or forbearance.
SPARE, verb. (transitive) To preserve from danger or punishment; to forbear to punish, injure, or harm; to show mercy.
SPARE, verb. To keep.
SPARE, verb. (intransitive) To be frugal; not to be profuse; to live frugally; to be parsimonious.
SPARE, verb. (transitive) To keep to oneself; to forbear to impart or give.
SPARE, verb. (transitive)} To save or gain, as by frugality; to reserve, as from some occupation, use, or duty.
SPARE, verb. (transitive) (to give up): To deprive oneself of, as by being frugal; to do without; to dispense with; to give up; to part with.
SPARE BALL, noun. (tenpin bowling) A spare ball is when all ten pins are knocked down with the second throw in a frame. The points scored by the next ball rolled (in the next frame) are added to the spare's frame's score.
SPARE BALLS, noun. Plural of spare ball
SPARE CHANGE, noun. Small amounts of money, especially coinage
SPARE PART, noun. A component of any manufactured goods, kept in reserve to replace one that fails; a spare.
SPARE PARTS, noun. Plural of spare part
SPARE RIB, noun. Alternative spelling of sparerib
SPARE RIBS, noun. Plural of spare rib
SPARE ROOM, noun. Guest room
SPARE SOMEONE'S BLUSHES, verb. (idiomatic) To save someone from embarrassment
SPARE TIME, noun. Free time
SPARE TIRE, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see spare,‎ tire.
SPARE TIRE, noun. (North America) An extra wheel carried as a replacement in case of a flat.
SPARE TIRE, noun. (North America) (idiomatic) Excess weight or fat accumulated near the waist.
SPARE TIRE WELL, noun. (US) A depression in the trunk of an automobile where the spare tire is stowed.
SPARE TIRE WELLS, noun. Plural of spare tire well
SPARE TIRES, noun. Plural of spare tire
SPARE TYRE, noun. An extra tyre carried in case one of the vehicle's tyres is damaged or deflated.
SPARE TYRE, noun. (idiomatic) A large stomach and rolls of fat around the waist.
SPARE TYRE WELL, noun. (British) A depression in the boot of a motor car where the spare tyre is stowed.
SPARE TYRE WELLS, noun. Plural of spare tyre well
SPARE TYRES, noun. Plural of spare tyre
SPARE WHEEL, noun. An extra wheel held in reserve in most cars, to be used in an emergency.
SPARE WHEELS, noun. Plural of spare wheel

Dictionary definition

SPARE, noun. An extra component of a machine or other apparatus.
SPARE, noun. An extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle.
SPARE, noun. A score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls.
SPARE, verb. Refrain from harming.
SPARE, verb. Save or relieve from an experience or action; "I'll spare you from having to apologize formally".
SPARE, verb. Give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey".
SPARE, verb. Use frugally or carefully.
SPARE, adjective. Thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise".
SPARE, adjective. 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, adjective. Not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands".
SPARE, adjective. Kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts".
SPARE, adjective. Lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet".
SPARE, adjective. Lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete".

Wise words

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