Meaning of spare

Definition of spare

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

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