[verb] save or relieve from an experience or action; "I'll spare you from having to apologize formally"
[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
[verb] use frugally or carefully
[adjective] thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise" Synonyms:trim
[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
[adjective] just sufficient; "the library had a spare but efficient look"
[adjective] not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands" Synonyms:free
[adjective] kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts" Synonyms:reserve
[adjective] lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet" Synonyms:bare, scanty