Textual thesaurus for "spare"

(adj) unembellished, unornamented, plain, bare

lacking embellishment or ornamentation

a plain hair style; unembellished white walls; functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete

(adj) bare, scanty

lacking in amplitude or quantity

a bare livelihood; a scanty harvest; a spare diet

(adj) trim

thin and fit

the spare figure of a marathon runner; a body kept trim by exercise

(adj) supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus, excess, extra, redundant

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

(adj) free

not taken up by scheduled activities

a free hour between classes; spare time on my hands

(noun) fifth wheel

an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle

(noun) spare part

an extra component of a machine or other apparatus

(verb) 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

(verb) save

refrain from harming