Definitions of spare

  1. To live frugally; to forbear; to forgive; to be tender.
  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.
  3. To use frugally: to do without: to save from any use: to withhold from: to treat tenderly: to part with willingly.
  4. To use frugally.
  5. To use frugally; do without; save from anything; grant.
  6. To firbear to injure or punish.
  7. To live frugally or cheaply; forbear or forgive.
  8. To be frugal: to forbear: to be tender: to forgive.
  9. To be frugal; forbear.
  10. refrain from harming
  11. save or relieve from an experience or action; " I'll spare you from having to apologize formally"
  12. To be lenient or forgiving; refrain.
  13. To be frugal.
  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.
  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.
  16. a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls
  17. an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
  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"
  20. kept in reserve especially for emergency use; " a reserve supply of food"; " a spare tire"; " spare parts"
  21. just sufficient; " the library had a spare but efficient look"
  22. an extra car wheel and tire for a four- wheel vehicle
  23. use frugally or carefully
  24. give up what is not strictly needed; " he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"
  25. Slow.
  26. To use frugally or stintingly, as that which is scarce or valuable; to retain or keep unused; to save.
  27. To keep to one's self; to forbear to impart or give.
  28. To preserve from danger or punishment; to forbear to punish, injure, or harm; to show mercy to.
  29. To save or gain, as by frugality; to reserve, as from some occupation, use, or duty.
  30. To deprive one's self of, as by being frugal; to do without; to dispense with; to give up; to part with.
  31. To be frugal; not to be profuse; to live frugally; to be parsimonious.
  32. To refrain from inflicting harm; to use mercy or forbearance.
  33. To desist; to stop; to refrain.
  34. Scanty; not abundant or plentiful; as, a spare diet.
  35. Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; chary.
  36. Held in reserve, to be used in an emergency; as, a spare anchor; a spare bed or room.
  37. Lean; wanting flesh; meager; thin; gaunt.
  38. The act of sparing; moderation; restraint.
  39. Parsimony; frugal use.
  40. An opening in a petticoat or gown; a placket.
  41. That which has not been used or expended.
  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.
  43. Thin or lean; scanty; held in reserve; as, a spare room; more than enough; as, spare cash.
  44. Sparing: frugal scanty: lean: superfluous.
  45. Frugal; scanty; lean; superfluous.
  46. That can be spared.
  47. Held in reserve.
  48. Not abundant.
  49. Scanty; parsimonious; superfluous; lean.
  50. Scanty; frugal; held in reserve; not abundant; not required for present use; lean.