verb (used with object), spared, spar·ing.
verb (used without object), spared, spar·ing.
adjective, spar·er, spar·est.
- the knocking down of all the pins with two bowls.
- a score so made.Compare strike (def. 69).
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Soon, millions of people around the world could be spared from illness by the breakthroughs.Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective|kdunn6|November 16, 2020|Fortune
He minimized talk of his wartime past and his visit to Dublin — and changed his surname to Loder to spare his father embarrassment over having an actor in the family.The Banned Irish Revolution Film Starring a Real Soldier|Fiona Zublin|November 16, 2020|Ozy
So let’s spare a thought this morning for the political leaders—in all countries—who currently have to make the toughest calls, with no clear models to guide them.Nobody really knows which coronavirus strategy is the right one|David Meyer|November 16, 2020|Fortune
This is like one huge coronavirus forest fire, and I don’t think it’s going to spare much human wood out there unless we change our behavior.With coronavirus cases spiking nationwide, all signs point to a harrowing autumn|Brady Dennis, Jacqueline Dupree, Marisa Iati|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Sonderman’s wings, spare ribs and pork shoulder remain the stars of the menu, distinctive and consistent.
If they returned to their church, they would be spared a second attack.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If Bush-Portman is the Republican nightmare ticket for Democrats, however, they may be spared.Hillary Adviser: Bush-Portman Ticket Could Doom Dems in 2016|David Freedlander|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And when we have been spared such tragedy, it has happened precisely because presidents have stood up to the bully caucus.
Victoria and I were spared that, at least, but we were down to T-shirts and thin blouses.
But the one-term Republican could still be spared from rejection.Could Maine Re-Elect Its Wingnut Governor Paul LePage?|Ben Jacobs|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was cast down to think that he might have spared himself the trouble of donning his beautiful yellow doublet from Paris.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
We had a conference with each of them, Generals and Staff who could be spared from the fighting being present.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
She was in a bitter mood to-night, not sparing Ralph Towne as she would not have spared herself.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
In Miss Ashton's case there was a feature some are spared—her love had been known—and it increased the anguish tenfold.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Thou hast covered in thy wrath, and hast struck us: thou hast killed and hast not spared.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for spare
- the act of knocking down all the pins with the two bowls of a single frame
- the score thus madeCompare strike (def. 40)
Derived forms of sparesparely, adverbspareness, nounsparer, noun
Word Origin for spare
Idioms and Phrases with spare
In addition to the idioms beginning with spare
- spare the rod and spoil the child
- spare tire
- to spare