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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Origin of spare
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Example sentences from the Web for spare
He hardly spares any codified religion from his angry denunciations, including Orthodoxy.
They have the right to demand either execution or “blood money,” a hefty ransom that spares the life of the accused.
The denouement itself appropriates the theme of the huntsman who spares the child he is obliged to kill.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’|Jack Schwartz|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like a great tabloid headline, The Adventuress by N.D. Coleridge promises a lurid story that spares no detail.
He objectifies every woman without fail, and spares his audience no thought that goes through his head.
I have helped the Indians in several salvages and I learned then that a little precaution often spares one many perils.
He supped with me; but a cunning, crafty fellow he is, and dangerous to displease, for his tongue spares nobody.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
It is planted with potatoes, but the plough spares the spot on which was once his gallows and his grave.
They say he never spares an enemy, and that he eats the flesh of those he kills.The Lion's Brood|Duffield Osborne
Germany also spares no effort, although Brazil attracts still more attention.Argentina|W. A. Hirst
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