HyperDic: spare

English > 13 senses of the word spare:
VERBsocialspare, saverefrain from harming
socialsparesave or relieve from an experience or action
possessionspare, give up, part with, dispense withgive up what is not strictly needed
consumptionspareuse frugally or carefully
ADJECTIVEallspare, trimthin and fit
allspare, excess, extra, redundant, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplusmore than is needed, desired, or required
allspare, freenot taken up by scheduled activities
allsparekept in reserve especially for emergency use
allspare, bare, scantylacking in amplitude or quantity
allspare, plain, bare, unembellished, unornamentedlacking embellishment or ornamentation
NOUNartifactspare, spare partan extra component of a machine or other apparatus
artifactspare, fifth wheelan extra car ... / car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
actsparea score in tenpins
spare > pronunciation
Soundsspeh'r
Rhymesaffair ... wheelchair: 116 rhymes with ehr...
English > spare: 13 senses > adjective 1
MeaningThin and fit.
Example"the spare figure of a marathon runner"
Synonymtrim
Broaderthin, leanlacking excess flesh
Spanishenjuto
Nounssparenessthe property of being scanty or scattered
English > spare: 13 senses > adjective 2
MeaningMore than is needed, desired, or required.
Example "sleeping in the spare room"
Synonymsexcess, extra, redundant, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus
Broaderunnecessary, unneedednot necessary
Spanishexcedente, excesivo, extra, redundante, sobrante, superfluo
Catalanexcedent, excessiu, extra, redundant, sobrant, sobrer, superflu
English > spare: 13 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot taken up by scheduled activities.
Example "spare time on my hands"
Synonymfree
Broaderunoccupiednot held or filled or in use
Spanishdesocupado, libre
Catalandesocupat, lliure
English > spare: 13 senses > adjective 4
MeaningKept in reserve especially for emergency use.
Examples
  • "a spare tire"
  • "spare parts"
Broaderunnecessary, unneedednot necessary
Spanishsobrante
English > spare: 13 senses > adjective 5
Meaninglacking in amplitude or quantity.
Example "a spare diet"
Synonymsbare, scanty
Broadermeager, meagre, meagerly, stingy, scrimpyDeficient in amount or quality or extent
Spanishescaso, insuficiente, parco, reducido
Catalanescàs, insuficient, minso, reduït
Nounssparenessthe property of being scanty or scattered
English > spare: 13 senses > adjective 6
Meaninglacking embellishment or ornamentation.
Synonymsplain, bare, unembellished, unornamented
Broaderunadorned, undecoratednot decorated with something to increase its beauty or distinction
Spanishnatural, sencillo
Catalannatural, senzill
English > spare: 13 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn extra component of a machine or other apparatus.
Synonymspare part
Broadercomponent, constituent, elementAn artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up
Spanishpieza de repuesto, recambio, repuesto
English > spare: 13 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAn extra car ... / car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle.
Synonymfifth wheel
Broadercar wheelA wheel that has a tire and rim and hubcap
Spanishrueda de recambio
Catalanroda de recanvi
English > spare: 13 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls.
BroaderscoreThe act of scoring in a game / game / game or sport
English > spare: 13 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningRefrain from harming.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThey spare him from writing the letter
Synonymsave
Narrowerfavor, favourtreat gently or carefully
Broaderrefrain, forbearResist doing something
Spanishahorrar, excusar, guardarse
Nounssparersomeone who refrains from injuring or destroying
English > spare: 13 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningsave or relieve from an experience or action.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Example"I'll spare you from having to apologize formally"
Broaderexempt, relieve, freegrant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
Spanishahorrar
English > spare: 13 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningGive up what is not strictly needed.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"
Synonymsgive up, part with, dispense with
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Spanishdeshacerse de, prescindir de
Catalanestar-se'n, prescindir de
English > spare: 13 senses > verb 4, consumption
MeaningUse frugally or carefully.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderuse, expenduse up, consume fully

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