Spare

  • 21spare — [[t]spe͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ spares, sparing, spared 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n You use spare to describe something that is the same as things that you are already using, but that you do not need yet and are keeping ready in case another one is needed. If… …

    English dictionary

  • 22spare — 1 adjective 1 ADDITIONAL spare key/bulb/battery etc a key etc that you have in addition to the ones you normally use, so that it is available if another is needed 2 AVAILABLE not being used by anyone and available to be used: Have you got any… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 23Spare — Nom vernaculaire ou nom normalisé ambigu : Le terme «  Spare  » s applique en français à plusieurs taxons distincts. Spare …

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  • 24spare*/ — [speə] adj I 1) kept in addition to other similar things, so that you can use it if you need it a spare key/battery[/ex] Bring a towel and some spare clothes.[/ex] 2) available Have you got any spare room in your car?[/ex] II verb [T] spare… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 25spare — [c]/spɛə / (say spair) verb (spared, sparing) –verb (t) 1. to refrain from harming or destroying; leave uninjured; forbear to punish: to spare a fallen adversary. 2. to deal gently or leniently with; show consideration for: to spare a person s… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 26spare — adj., n., & v. adj. 1 a not required for ordinary use; extra (have no spare cash; spare time). b reserved for emergency or occasional use (slept in the spare room). 2 lean; thin. 3 scanty; frugal; not copious (a spare diet; a spare prose style).… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 27spare — spareable, adj. sparely, adv. spareness, n. sparer, n. /spair/, v., spared, sparing, adj., sparer, sparest, n. v.t. 1. to refrain from harming or destroying; leave uninjur …

    Universalium

  • 28spare — [[t]spɛər[/t]] v. spared, spar•ing, 1) to refrain from harming, punishing, or killing 2) to deal gently or leniently with: His harsh review spared no one[/ex] 3) to save, as from strain or discomfort: to spare you needless embarrassment[/ex] 4)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 29spare — 01. In my [spare] time, I usually like to play squash with a friend. 02. Could you [spare] a few minutes to help me move my couch? 03. I lost my glasses, but luckily I have a [spare] pair. 04. You can stay the night if you want to. We have a… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 30spare — I. verb (spared; sparing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sparian; akin to Old High German sparōn to spare, Old English spær, adjective, scant Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to forbear to destroy, punish, or harm 2. to… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 31spare — {{11}}spare (adj.) kept in reserve, not used, late 14c., from SPARE (Cf. spare) (v.). Old English had spær spare, frugal. In reference to time, from mid 15c.; sense of flimsy, thin is recorded from 1540s. Spare part is attested from 1888.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 32spare — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb 1 make sth available ADVERB ▪ barely, hardly ▪ She hardly spared him a second glance. VERB + SPARE ▪ can, could …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 33spare — v. 1) (C) can you spare a few minutes for me today? or: can you spare me a few minutes today? 2) (O; can be used with one animate object) spare us the details; he wanted to spare you embarrassment * * * [speə] he wanted to spareyou embarrassment… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 34spare — See full size spare instant spare mini spare wheel space saver spare spare part spare wheel tempa spare …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 35spare — 1. adjective 1) a spare set of keys Syn: extra, supplementary, additional, second, other, alternative, alternate; emergency, reserve, backup, relief, fallback, substitute; fresh 2) they sold off the spare land …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 36spare — 1. adjective 1) a spare set of keys Syn: extra, supplementary, additional, second, other, alternative, emergency, reserve, backup, relief, substitute; N.Amer. alternate 2) they sold off the spare land Syn …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 37Spare — Recorded as Spar, Spare, Sparie, and Sparey, this is an English surname. It has or at least had, two possible origins. The first being that it is a nickname surname for a frugal, careful person. The derivation being from the Old English pre 7th… …

    Surnames reference

  • 38spare — 1. adjective /ˈspɛə(ɹ)/ a) scanty; not abundant or plentiful. a spare diet b) sparing; frugal; parsimonious; chary. I have no spare time …

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  • 39spare — A hanger on; a useless person who attaches herself to a group but is not so obnoxious that the others will actively try to drive her off. In any sufficiently large group of people, one person will be the spare. To find out who the spare is, ask… …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 40spare — A hanger on; a useless person who attaches herself to a group but is not so obnoxious that the others will actively try to drive her off. In any sufficiently large group of people, one person will be the spare. To find out who the spare is, ask… …

    Dictionary of american slang