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).
Origin of spare
Examples from the Web for spared
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
Not one went without carrying a remembrance of the abbé's strong arm, for he spared no one.Black Diamonds|Mr Jkai
This Blitheman perceiving that he had a natural geny to the faculty, spared neither time nor labor to advance it to the utmost.Dealings With The Dead|A Sexton of the Old School
We on our side could well have spared them that amount of labour.
He merely mentioned that Sylvia was to be spared every particle of "painful knowledge."Sylvia's Marriage|Upton Sinclair
The king by reason of his yoong yeres was spared, so that he came not there.Holinshed Chronicles, Volume I, Complete|Raphaell Holinshed
British Dictionary definitions for spared
- the act of knocking down all the pins with the two bowls of a single frame
- the score thus madeCompare strike (def. 40)
Derived Formssparely, adverbspareness, nounsparer, noun
Word Origin for spare
Idioms and Phrases with spared
In addition to the idioms beginning with spare
- spare the rod and spoil the child
- spare tire
- to spare