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  1. [noun] an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
    Synonyms: part

  2. [noun] an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
    Synonyms: fifth wheel

  3. [noun] a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls

  4. [verb] refrain from harming
    Synonyms: save

  5. [verb] save or relieve from an experience or action; "I'll spare you from having to apologize formally"

  6. [verb] give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"
    Synonyms: give up, part with, dispense with

  7. [verb] use frugally or carefully

  8. [adjective] thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"
    Synonyms: trim

  9. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: excess, extra, redundant, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus

  10. [adjective] just sufficient; "the library had a spare but efficient look"

  11. [adjective] not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands"
    Synonyms: free

  12. [adjective] kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts"
    Synonyms: reserve

  13. [adjective] lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet"
    Synonyms: bare, scanty


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