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  Words related to spare

Related / Similar Words: fifth wheel, spare part, give up, part with, dispense with, save, bare(a), scanty, trim, excess, extra, redundant, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus, reserve(a), free

 

Definition:
  • a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls;
  • an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle;
  • an extra component of a machine or other apparatus;
  • use frugally or carefully;
  • give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey";
  • refrain from harming;
  • save or relieve from an experience or action; "I''ll spare you from having to apologize formally";
  • lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet";
  • 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;
  • kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts";
  • not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands";
  • just sufficient; "the library had a spare but efficient look";

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    Hyponyms: favor, favour

     

    Derivational Morphology: sparer

     

    Anagrams: spear, asper, parse

     

     
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