Definitions For Spare

noun

  • A score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls
  • An extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
  • An extra component of a machine or other apparatus

verb

  • Use frugally or carefully
  • Give up what is not strictly needed
  • Refrain from harming
  • Save or relieve from an experience or action
  • To choose not to punish or harm (someone)
  • To not destroy or harm (something)
  • To prevent (someone or something) from experiencing or being affected by something unpleasant, harmful, etc.
  • Something extra that is kept to be used if it is needed ; especially
  • The achievement of knocking down all 10 pins with the first two balls

adjective

  • Lacking embellishment or ornamentation
  • Lacking in magnitude or quantity
  • Thin and fit
  • More than is needed, desired, or required
  • Kept in reserve especially for emergency use
  • Not taken up by scheduled activities

Is Spare a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Scrabble
7
Words with Friends
8

The word Spare is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 8 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Spare in a Sentence

  • No one knows why the gunman shot some people and spared others.
  • Somehow the storm spared our house while nearby buildings were destroyed.
  • She was spared from having to answer any more questions.
  • A spare pair of gloves
  • I keep a spare set of keys in my desk.
  • He has a spare frame.
  • “I've lost the key.” “You'll find a spare in the drawer.”
  • If that one breaks, I've got a spare.
  • Most cars come with spares.

Synonyms for Spare

Antonyms for Spare

Look up a Word

Search the dictionary for definitions, synonyms, antonyms, rhymes, and more!