An opening in a petticoat or gown; a placket. (noun)
That which has not been used or expended. (noun)
A spare part, especially a spare tire. (noun)
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. (noun)
The act of knocking down all remaining pins in second ball of a frame; this entitles the pins knocked down on the next ball to be added to the score for that frame. (noun)
: To desist; to stop; to refrain. (verb)
: To refrain from inflicting harm; to use mercy or forbearance. (verb)
: To preserve from danger or punishment; to forbear to punish, injure, or harm; to show mercy. (verb)
: To be frugal; not to be profuse; to live frugally; to be parsimonious. (verb)
: To keep to one's self; to forbear to impart or give. (verb)
: To save or gain, as by frugality; to reserve, as from some occupation, use, or duty. (verb)
: To deprive one's self of, as by being frugal; to do without; to dispense with; to give up; to part with. (verb)
Examples of word spare
III. ii.44 (306, 5) [I would spare] To _spare_ any thing is to _let it go. to quit the possession of it.
DAVIDSON: You would have to take a spare job -- what they call a spare hand in those days.
In what she called her spare time she was engaged in the endless task of repairing and extending her forlorn little shanties.
Our place began with one low erection, divided by a rough partition into two -- our room and the Morgans '; most of our meals being eaten in the big rustic porch contrived by Morgan in what he called his spare time, and over which ran wildly the most beautiful passion-flower I had ever seen.
Although we normally have what we call spare buttons, you know, just in case we have those wardrobe malfunction moments, oftentimes these buttons remain spares for a very long time.