Results for spare

Definitions of spare:

part of speech: adjective

Sparing: frugal scanty: lean: superfluous.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To live frugally or cheaply; forbear or forgive.

part of speech: adjective

Thin or lean; scanty; held in reserve; as, a spare room; more than enough; as, spare cash.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To be frugal: to forbear: to be tender: to forgive.

part of speech: noun

SPARENESS.

part of speech: verb

To refrain from using, taking, or doing something; to part with willingly; to treat with tenderness or forbearance; to live frugally; to save from any particular use; to exercise forbearance.

part of speech: verb transitive

To use in a frugal or saving manner; use rarely; as, spare the rod; part with without inconvenience; refuse to punish; treat leniently; as, to spare the feelings.

part of speech: verb transitive

To use frugally: to do without: to save from any use: to withhold from: to treat tenderly: to part with willingly.

part of speech: adjective

Scanty; frugal; held in reserve; not abundant; not required for present use; lean.

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