Dictionary Results for spare


1. spare - noun

· an extra component of a machine or other apparatus

Synonym(s): spare_part

Hypernym(s): component, constituent, element




2. spare - noun

· an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle

Synonym(s): fifth_wheel

Hypernym(s): car_wheel




3. spare - noun

· a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls

Hypernym(s): score




4. spare - verb

· refrain from harming

Synonym(s): save

Hypernym(s): refrain, forbear




5. spare - verb

· save or relieve from an experience or action; "I'll spare you from having to apologize formally"

Hypernym(s): exempt, relieve, free




6. spare - verb

· give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"

Synonym(s): give_up, part_with, dispense_with

Hypernym(s): give




7. spare - verb

· use frugally or carefully

Hypernym(s): use, expend




8. spare - adjective

· thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"

Synonym(s): trim




9. 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"

Synonym(s): excess, extra, redundant, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus




10. spare - adjective

· not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands"

Synonym(s): free




11. spare - adjective

· kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts"




12. spare - adjective

· lacking in magnitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet"

Synonym(s): bare, scanty




13. spare - adjective

· lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"

Synonym(s): plain, bare, unembellished, unornamented





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