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Meaning of spare

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a
             body kept trim by exercise" [syn: {spare}, {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}, {spare},
         {supererogatory}, {superfluous}, {supernumerary}, {surplus}]
      3: not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between
         classes"; "spare time on my hands" [syn: {spare}, {free}]
      4: kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve
         supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts"
      5: lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a
         scanty harvest"; "a spare diet" [syn: {bare(a)}, {scanty},
      6: lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style";
         "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture
         featuring stark unornamented concrete" [syn: {plain}, {bare},
         {spare}, {unembellished}, {unornamented}]
      n 1: an extra component of a machine or other apparatus [syn:
           {spare part}, {spare}]
      2: an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle [syn:
         {fifth wheel}, {spare}]
      3: a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two
      v 1: refrain from harming [syn: {spare}, {save}]
      2: save or relieve from an experience or action; "I'll spare you
         from having to apologize formally"
      3: give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could
         spare one of their horses to speed his journey" [syn:
         {spare}, {give up}, {part with}, {dispense with}]
      4: use frugally or carefully

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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