Spare means to treat someone with mercy, avoid using something or save someone from something.(verb)
An example of spare is the governor calling off a prisoner's execution.
Spare is defined as something that is not in regular use or is extra.(adjective)
The definition of a spare is something extra in case it is needed.(noun)
An example of spare is making a second turkey for the dinner.
See spare in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME sparien < OE sparian, akin to spær, thrifty, Ger sparen, to save: see space
See spare in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb spared spared, spar·ing, spares verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English sparen
Origin: , from Old English sparian.
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