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spare 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/spe(ə)r/,
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sparest, superlative; sparer, comparative;
  1. Additional to what is required for ordinary use
    • - few people had spare cash for inessentials
  2. Not currently in use or occupied
    • - the spare bedroom
  3. With no excess fat; thin
    • - a spare, bearded figure
  4. Elegantly simple
    • - her clothes are smart and spare in style
  5. Meager; nearly inadequate
    • - the furnishings were spare and unadorned
Verb
  1. Give (something of which one has enough) to (someone); afford to give to
    • - she asked if I could spare her a dollar or two
  2. Make free or available
    • - I'm sure you can spare me a moment
  3. Be frugal
    • - but some will spend, and some will spare
  4. Refrain from killing, injuring, or distressing
    • - there was no way the men would spare her
  5. Refrain from inflicting (something) on (someone)
    • - the country had until now been spared the violence occurring elsewhere
  6. Try to ensure or satisfy one's own comfort or needs
    • - in her concern to help others, she has never spared herself
Noun
  1. An item kept in case another item of the same type is lost, broken, or worn out

  2. A spare tire
    • - make sure there are no problems with any of the tires, including the spare
  3. (in tenpin bowling) An act of knocking down all the pins with two consecutive rolls of the ball


  1. refrain from harming
  2. spare part: an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
  3. thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"
  4. excess: more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ...
  5. fifth wheel: an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
  6. save or relieve from an experience or action; "I'll spare you from having to apologize formally"
  7. a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls
  8. A spare (sometimes also referred to as a half strike) is a term used in bowling to indicate that all of the pins have been knocked down after the second ball of a frame. The symbol for a spare is a slash mark (/).
  9. (The Spares) The Spares is an alt-country, Americana duo from Chicago, Illinois. Jodee Lewis, a chemical engineer from Missouri and Steve Hendershot, a journalist from Michigan, formed The Spares in 2004. They released their first album, "Hand Me Down" in 2005. ...
  10. The act of sparing; moderation; restraint; Parsimony; frugal use; An opening in a petticoat or gown; a placket; That which has not been used or expended; A spare part, especially a spare tire; The right of bowling again at a full set of pins, after having knocked all the pins down in less than ...
  11. (spareness) The state or quality of being spare; The result or product of being spare
  12. (sparing) prudent and restrained in the use of resources; careful, economical or frugal
  13. (Spar-ed) apart: as in he spar-ed his arms apart
  14. ("Spares") means a part or a sub-assembly or assembly for substitution, that is ready to replace an identical or similar part or sub-assembly or assembly. Spares include a component or an accessory.
  15. To knock down with the second throw the pins standing left after the first throw.
  16. An extra checker on a made point which can be moved without endangering the point.
  17. When you have more than two checkers on a point, the additional checkers are called spares.
  18. A connector point reserved for options, specials, or other configurations. The point is identified by an (E#) for location on the electrical schematic.
  19. exasperated or aggravated, irked or riled, vexed or perturbated (e.g. It's driving me spare!)
  20. Knocking all the pins with two balls. The score for that frame is 10 plus the number of pins knocked down with the first ball of the next frame.
  21. If you leave one or more pins standing after your first delivery, you get a second chance to knock all the pins down, this is your "spare" shot. If you knock all remaining pins down on the second shot you have made your spare. A spare is marked on the scoresheet with a "/". ...
  22. Knocking down all 10 pins with two shots within the same frame. Indicated on the score sheet with an ( / ).
  23. To play a shot with less power than usual.
  24. adj. Somebody who is described as spare is at their wits end, tearing their hair out. You'd probably find it in a context like "I've been trying to get this working all morning and it's driving me spare!".
  25. Knocking all ten soda bottles down with two turkey rolls in a frame.