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1. spare

verb. ['ˈspɛr'] refrain from harming.

Synonyms

  • save
  • favour
  • forbear
  • favor

Antonyms

  • attractive
  • consume
  • lose
  • waste

Etymology

  • sparian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Spare

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  • st_claire
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  • millionaire
  • microware
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  • laterriere
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  • icelandair
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  • disrepair
  • buenos-aires
  • billionaire
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Example sentences of the word spare


1. Adjective
Turn the wing nut on the back of the spare tire carrier with your hand to remove it.

2. Verb, base form
Geckos eat insects, so their presence might spare you from bigger pests like mosquitoes, wasps and ants.

3. Noun, singular or mass
They might attempt a "Big Four" (a 4-6-7-10 split), a spare or a strike.

Quotes containing the word spare


1. My university degree is in art and, yes, I do a lot of drawing for all my books. I have a big drafting table set up in a spare bedroom and I cover it with maps and house plans and sketches that I use in the books. Also, I truly love architecture, so that plays a big part in all my books.
- Jude Deveraux

2. Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
- Samuel Pepys

3. We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
- Marcel Proust

2. spare

verb. ['ˈspɛr'] save or relieve from an experience or action.

Synonyms

  • relieve
  • exempt

Antonyms

  • sell
  • erase
  • demote

Etymology

  • sparian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. spare

verb. ['ˈspɛr'] give up what is not strictly needed.

Synonyms

  • dispense with
  • part with
  • give

Antonyms

  • unobvious
  • impure
  • patterned
  • indirect

Etymology

  • sparian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. spare

adjective. ['ˈspɛr'] thin and fit.

Synonyms

  • thin
  • lean

Antonyms

  • charitable
  • generous
  • unselfish

Etymology

  • sparian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. spare

adjective. ['ˈspɛr'] more than is needed, desired, or required.

Synonyms

  • redundant
  • surplus
  • excess
  • extra
  • superfluous
  • unnecessary
  • supernumerary
  • unneeded

Antonyms

  • stinginess
  • maximal
  • sufficient
  • inadequacy

Etymology

  • sparian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. spare

noun. ['ˈspɛr'] an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle.

Synonyms

  • car wheel

Antonyms

  • fancy
  • cover

Etymology

  • sparian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. spare

adjective. ['ˈspɛr'] lacking in amplitude or quantity.

Synonyms

  • meagerly
  • meager
  • meagre
  • bare
  • scanty
  • scrimpy

Antonyms

  • subtractive
  • scheduled
  • valuable
  • essential

Etymology

  • sparian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. spare

verb. ['ˈspɛr'] use frugally or carefully.

Synonyms

  • use

Antonyms

  • complex
  • rhetorical

Etymology

  • sparian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. spare

adjective. ['ˈspɛr'] kept in reserve especially for emergency use.

Synonyms

  • unneeded

Antonyms

  • maximum
  • insufficiency

Etymology

  • sparian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. spare

adjective. ['ˈspɛr'] not taken up by scheduled activities.

Synonyms

  • free

Antonyms

  • abundant
  • amply

Etymology

  • sparian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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