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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spare  \Spare\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  sparing;  moderation;  restraint.  [Obs.] 
  Killing  for  sacrifice,  without  any  spare.  --Holland. 
  2.  Parsimony;  frugal  use  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
  Poured  out  their  plenty  without  spite  or  spare. 
  3.  An  opening  in  a  petticoat  or  gown;  a  placket.  [Obs.] 
  4.  That  which  has  not  been  used  or  expended. 
  5.  (Tenpins)  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spare  \Spare\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  frugal;  not  to  be  profuse;  to  live  frugally;  to  be 
  I,  who  at  some  times  spend,  at  others  spare,  Divided 
  between  carelessness  and  care  --Pope. 
  2.  To  refrain  from  inflicting  harm;  to  use  mercy  or 
  He  will  not  spare  in  the  day  of  vengeance.  --Prov. 
  vi  34. 
  3.  To  desist;  to  stop;  to  refrain.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spare  \Spare\,  a.  [Compar.  {Sparer};  superl.  {Sparest};  --  not 
  used  in  all  the  senses  of  the  word.]  [AS.  sp[ae]r  sparing. 
  Cf  {Spare},  v.  t.  ] 
  1.  Scanty;  not  abundant  or  plentiful;  as  a  spare  diet. 
  2.  Sparing;  frugal;  parsimonious;  chary. 
  He  was  spare,  but  discreet  of  speech.  --Carew. 
  3.  Being  over  and  above  what  is  necessary,  or  what  must  be 
  used  or  reserved;  not  wanted  or  not  used  superfluous; 
  as  I  have  no  spare  time. 
  If  that  no  spare  clothes  he  had  to  give  --Spenser. 
  4.  Held  in  reserve,  to  be  used  in  an  emergency;  as  a  spare 
  anchor;  a  spare  bed  or  room 
  5.  Lean;  wanting  flesh;  meager;  thin;  gaunt. 
  O,  give  me  the  spare  men,  and  spare  me  the  great 
  ones.  --Shak. 
  6.  Slow.  [Obs.  or  prov.  Eng.]  --Grose. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spare  \Spare\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Spared};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Sparing}.]  [AS.  sparian,  fr  sp[ae]r  spare,  sparing,  saving; 
  akin  to  D.  &  G.  sparen,  OHG.  spar?n,  Icel.  &  Sw  spara,  Dan. 
  spare  See  {Spare},  a.] 
  1.  To  use  frugally  or  stintingly,  as  that  which  is  scarce  or 
  valuable;  to  retain  or  keep  unused;  to  save.  ``No  cost 
  would  he  spare.''  --Chaucer. 
  [Thou]  thy  Father's  dreadful  thunder  didst  not 
  spare.  --Milton. 
  He  that  hath  knowledge,  spareth  his  words  --Prov. 
  xvii.  27. 
  2.  To  keep  to  one's  self  to  forbear  to  impart  or  give 
  Be  pleased  your  plitics  to  spare.  --Dryden. 
  Spare  my  sight  the  pain  Of  seeing  what  a  world  of 
  tears  it  costs  you  --Dryden. 
  3.  To  preserve  from  danger  or  punishment;  to  forbear  to 
  punish,  injure,  or  harm;  to  show  mercy  to 
  Spare  us  good  Lord.  --Book  of 
  Common  Prayer. 
  Dim  sadness  did  not  spare  That  time  celestial 
  visages.  --Milton. 
  Man  alone  can  whom  he  conquers  spare.  --Waller. 
  4.  To  save  or  gain,  as  by  frugality;  to  reserve,  as  from  some 
  occupation,  use  or  duty. 
  All  the  time  he  could  spare  from  the  necessary  cares 
  of  his  weighty  charge,  he  ?estowed  on  .  .  .  serving 
  of  God.  --Knolles. 
  5.  To  deprive  one's  self  of  as  by  being  frugal;  to  do 
  without  to  dispense  with  to  give  up  to  part  with 
  Where  angry  Jove  did  never  spare  One  breath  of  kind 
  and  temperate  air.  --Roscommon. 
  I  could  have  better  spared  a  better  man.  --Shak. 
  {To  spare  one's  self}. 
  a  To  act  with  reserve.  [Obs.] 
  Her  thought  that  a  lady  should  her  spare. 
  b  To  save  one's  self  labor,  punishment,  or  blame. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  thin  and  fit  "the  spare  figure  of  a  marathon  runner";  "a 
  body  kept  trim  by  exercise"  [syn:  {trim}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {excess},  {extra}, 
  {redundant},  {supererogatory},  {superfluous},  {supernumerary}, 
  3:  just  sufficient;  "the  library  had  a  spare  but  efficient 
  4:  not  taken  up  by  scheduled  activities;  "a  free  hour  between 
  classes";  "spare  time  on  my  hands"  [syn:  {free}] 
  5:  kept  in  reserve  especially  for  emergency  use  "a  reserve 
  supply  of  food";  "a  spare  tire";  "spare  parts"  [syn:  {reserve(a)}] 
  6:  lacking  in  amplitude  or  quantity;  "a  bare  livelihood";  "a 
  scanty  harvest";  "a  spare  diet"  [syn:  {bare(a)},  {scanty}] 
  n  1:  an  extra  component  of  a  machine  or  other  apparatus  [syn:  {spare 
  2:  an  extra  wheel  and  tire  [syn:  {fifth  wheel}] 
  3:  a  score  in  tenpins;  knocking  down  all  ten  after  rolling  two 
  v  1:  refrain  from  harming  [syn:  {save}] 
  2:  save  or  relieve  from  an  experience  or  action  "I'll  spare 
  you  from  having  to  apologize  formally" 
  3:  to  give  up  as  not  strictly  needed:  he  asked  if  they  could 
  spare  one  of  their  horses  to  speed  his  journey.  [syn:  {give 
  up},  {part  with},  {dispense  with}] 
  4:  use  frugally  or  carefully 

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