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Origin of spare

First recorded before 900; (verb) Middle English sparen,Old English sparian; cognate with Dutch, German sparen,Old Norse spara; (noun and adjective) Middle English; compare Old English spær “sparing, frugal” (cognate with Old High German spar,Old Norse sparr

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17. See thin.

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British Dictionary definitions for spare

spare
/ (spɛə) /

verb

adjective

noun

Derived forms of spare

sparely, adverbspareness, nounsparer, noun

Word Origin for spare

Old English sparian to refrain from injuring; related to Old Norse spara, Old High German sparōn
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Idioms and Phrases with spare

spare

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