Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spare

3 senses of spare

Sense 1
spare part, spare -- (an extra component of a machine or other apparatus)
       => component, constituent, element -- (an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system")

Sense 2
fifth wheel, spare -- (an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle)
       => car wheel -- (a wheel that has a tire and rim and hubcap; used to propel the car)

Sense 3
spare -- (a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls)
       => score -- (the act of scoring in a game or sport; "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spare

4 senses of spare

Sense 1
spare, save -- (refrain from harming)
       => refrain, forbear -- (resist doing something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping")

Sense 2
spare -- (save or relieve from an experience or action; "I'll spare you from having to apologize formally")
       => exempt, relieve, free -- (grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to; "She exempted me from the exam")

Sense 3
spare, give up, part with, dispense with -- (give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey")
       => give -- (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care")

Sense 4
spare -- (use frugally or carefully)
       => use, expend -- (use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions")

Antonyms of adj spare

6 senses of spare

Sense 1
spare, trim -- (thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise")

INDIRECT (VIA thin) -> fat -- (having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was")

Sense 2
excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA unnecessary) -> necessary -- (absolutely essential)

Sense 3
spare, free -- (not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands")

INDIRECT (VIA unoccupied) -> occupied -- (held or filled or in use; "she keeps her time well occupied"; "the wc is occupied")

Sense 4
spare -- (kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts")

INDIRECT (VIA unnecessary) -> necessary -- (absolutely essential)

Sense 5
bare (prenominal), scanty, spare -- (lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet")

INDIRECT (VIA meager) -> ample -- (more than enough in size or scope or capacity; "had ample food for the party"; "an ample supply")

Sense 6
plain, bare, spare, unembellished, unornamented -- (lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete")

INDIRECT (VIA unadorned) -> adorned, decorated -- (provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction)

Similarity of adj spare

6 senses of spare

Sense 1
spare, trim -- (thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise")
       => thin (vs. fat), lean -- (lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare)

Sense 2
excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus -- (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")
       => unnecessary (vs. necessary), unneeded -- (not necessary)

Sense 3
spare, free -- (not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands")
       => unoccupied (vs. occupied) -- (not held or filled or in use; "an unoccupied telephone booth"; "unoccupied hours")

Sense 4
spare -- (kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts")
       => unnecessary (vs. necessary), unneeded -- (not necessary)

Sense 5
bare (prenominal), scanty, spare -- (lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet")
       => meager (vs. ample), meagre, meagerly, stingy, scrimpy -- (deficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources"; "meager fare")

Sense 6
plain, bare, spare, unembellished, unornamented -- (lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete")
       => unadorned (vs. adorned), undecorated -- (not decorated with something to increase its beauty or distinction)

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