Crossword clues for spare
- An extra car wheel and tire
- A score in tenpins
- Knocking down all ten after rolling two balls
- Alley pickup
- Consolation for Randy Lightfoot
- Mark for Mark Roth
- Be clement
- Bowling score
- Bowler's consolation
- Mark in bowling
- Ten in two, on an alley
- To retire, use this
- Alley goal
- Like some ribs or tires
- Replacement item
- Strike minus one
- Tire type
- Consolation for Dick Weber
- Show mercy
- "___ the rod . . . "
- Word with time or room
- Item in a trunk
- Consolation for Mark Roth
- Tire in the trunk
- Duplicate part
- Word with ribs or parts
- Type of tire
- Mark for Anthony
- Bowling mark
- Extra tire
- Kind of room
- It may follow a split
- Room to _____
- Bowling save*
- Afford without a problem
- Bowler's feat
- Alley score
- Frame score
- Room to ___
- Flat replacement
- Lacking froufrou
- Fifth wheel
- Ten pins on two tries
- The fifth tire
- Extra, as a bedroom
- Bowler's pickup
- Deal gently with
- Like a fifth wheel
- Slash on a scorepad
- Trunk item
- Pass over
- Have mercy on
- Score with two balls
- Show clemency
- Fifth tire
- Diagonal line, on a bowling score sheet
- It can be worth up to 20 points
- Success on a second attempt, of a sort
- /, to a bowler
- Let off
- "___ me!"
- Knockdown of all the pins in two bowls
- Get 10 from two?
- An extra component of a machine or other apparatus
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Spare \Spare\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spared; p. pr. & vb. n. Sparing.] [AS. sparian, fr. sp[ae]r spare, sparing, saving; akin to D. & G. sparen, OHG. spar?n, Icel. & Sw. spara, Dan. spare See Spare, a.]
To use frugally or stintingly, as that which is scarce or valuable; to retain or keep unused; to save. ``No cost would he spare.''
[Thou] thy Father's dreadful thunder didst not spare.
He that hath knowledge, spareth his words.
--Prov. xvii. 27.
To keep to one's self; to forbear to impart or give.
Be pleased your plitics to spare.
Spare my sight the pain Of seeing what a world of tears it costs you.
To preserve from danger or punishment; to forbear to punish, injure, or harm; to show mercy to.
Spare us, good Lord.
--Book of Common Prayer.
Dim sadness did not spare That time celestial visages.
Man alone can whom he conquers spare.
To save or gain, as by frugality; to reserve, as from some occupation, use, or duty.
All the time he could spare from the necessary cares of his weighty charge, he ?estowed on . . . serving of God.
To deprive one's self of, as by being frugal; to do without; to dispense with; to give up; to part with. Where angry Jove did never spare One breath of kind and temperate air. --Roscommon. I could have better spared a better man. --Shak. To spare one's self.
To act with reserve. [Obs.]
Her thought that a lady should her spare.
To save one's self labor, punishment, or blame.
Spare \Spare\, a. [Compar. Sparer; superl. Sparest; -- not used in all the senses of the word.] [AS. sp[ae]r sparing. Cf. Spare, v. t. ]
Scanty; not abundant or plentiful; as, a spare diet.
Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; chary.
He was spare, but discreet of speech.
Being over and above what is necessary, or what must be used or reserved; not wanted, or not used; superfluous; as, I have no spare time.
If that no spare clothes he had to give.
Held in reserve, to be used in an emergency; as, a spare anchor; a spare bed or room.
Lean; wanting flesh; meager; thin; gaunt.
O, give me the spare men, and spare me the great ones.
Slow. [Obs. or prov. Eng.]
Spare \Spare\, n.
The act of sparing; moderation; restraint. [Obs.]
Killing for sacrifice, without any spare.
Parsimony; frugal use. [Obs.]
Poured out their plenty without spite or spare.
An opening in a petticoat or gown; a placket. [Obs.]
That which has not been used or expended.
(Tenpins) The right of bowling again at a full set of pins, after having knocked all the pins down in less than three bowls. If all the pins are knocked down in one bowl it is a double spare; in two bowls, a single spare. For the meaning in modern bowling, see sense
6. (Bowling) The act of knocking down all ten pins in two bowls, which entitles the bowler to add the number of pins knocked down in the next bowl to the score for the frame in which the spare occurred.
Spare \Spare\, v. i.
To be frugal; not to be profuse; to live frugally; to be parsimonious.
I, who at some times spend, at others spare, Divided between carelessness and care.
To refrain from inflicting harm; to use mercy or forbearance.
He will not spare in the day of vengeance.
--Prov. vi. 34.
To desist; to stop; to refrain. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"kept in reserve, not used, provided or held for extra need," late 14c., from or from the same root as spare (v.). Old English had spær "sparing, frugal." Also compare Old Norse sparr "(to be) spared." In reference to time, from mid-15c.; sense of "lacking in substance; lean, gaunt; flimsy, thin; poor," is recorded from 1540s. Spare part is attested from 1888. Spare tire is from 1894 of bicycles; 1903 of automobiles; 1961 of waistlines.
Old English sparian "to refrain from harming, be indulgent to, allow to go free; use sparingly," from the source of Old English spær "sparing, frugal," from Proto-Germanic *sparaz (cognates: Old Saxon sparon, Old Frisian sparia, Old Norse spara, Dutch sparen, Old High German sparon, German sparen "to spare"). Meaning "to dispense from one's own stock, give or yield up," is recorded from early 13c. Related: Spared; sparing.\n
"extra thing or part," 1640s, from spare (adj.). The Middle English noun sense was "a sparing, mercy, leniency" (early 14c.). Bowling game sense of "an advantage gained by a knocking down of all pins in two bowls" is attested from 1843, American English.
scanty; not abundant or plentiful. n. 1 The act of sparing; moderation; restraint. 2 parsimony; frugal use. 3 An opening in a petticoat or gown; a placket. 4 That which has not been used or expended. 5 A spare part, especially a spare tire. 6 (context bowling English) The right of bowling again at a full set of pins, after having knocked all the pins down in less than three bowls. If all the pins are knocked down in one bowl it is a double spare; in two bowls, a single spare. 7 (context bowling English) The act of knocking down all remaining pins in second ball of a frame; this entitles the pins knocked down on the next ball to be added to the score for that frame. Etymology 2
1 To show mercy. 2 # (context intransitive English) To desist; to stop; to refrain. 3 # (context intransitive English) To refrain from inflicting harm; to use mercy or forbearance. 4 # (context transitive English) To preserve from danger or punishment; to forbear to punish, injure, or harm; to show mercy.
adj. thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise" [syn: trim]
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 ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy" [syn: excess, extra, redundant, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus]
just sufficient; "the library had a spare but efficient look"
not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands" [syn: free]
kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts" [syn: reserve(a)]
lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet" [syn: bare(a), scanty]
v. refrain from harming [syn: save]
save or relieve from an experience or action; "I'll spare you from having to apologize formally"
use frugally or carefully
Spare may refer to:
- Spare (bowling)
- Austin Osman Spare
Spare part (logistics)
- Spare tire
- Spare rib
- Spare bus driver
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A spare is a term used in bowling to indicate that all of the pins have been knocked down after the infinity ball of a frame. The symbol for a spare is a forward slash mark (/).
A "spare" is awarded when no pins are left standing after the second ball of a frame; i.e., a player uses both balls of a frame to clear all ten pins. A player achieving a spare is awarded ten points, plus a bonus of whatever is scored with the next ball (only the first ball is counted). It is typically rendered as a slash on score sheets in place of the second pin count for a frame.Example: Frame 1, ball 1: 7 pins Frame 1, ball 2: 3 pins (spare) Frame 2, ball 1: 4 pins Frame 2, ball 2: 2 pins The total score from these throws is: 7 + 3 + 4(bonus) + 4 + 2 = 20
A player who bowls a spare in the tenth (final) frame is awarded one extra ball to allow for the bonus points.
Correctly calculating bonus points can be difficult and time-consuming, especially when combinations of strikes and spares come in consecutive frames. In modern times, however, this has been overcome with automated scoring systems (also known as score keepers), linked to the machines that set and clear the pins between frames. A computer automatically counts pins that remain standing, and fills in a virtual score sheet (usually displayed on monitors above each lane). However, even the automated system is not fool-proof, as the computer can miscount the number of pins that remain standing.
The term "hard spare" refers when no pins are knocked down on the first ball, due to a foot foul or a ball thrown into the gutter, and then a spare is converted with all ten pins remaining with the second ball. This is sometimes mocked as throwing a strike one ball too late.
Since throwing three strikes in a row is referred to as a "turkey," novices who have three spares in a row usually use terms related to birds such as a "sparrow" to celebrate this achievement.
Usage examples of "spare".
We do not consider that apperception spares us the trouble of examining ever anew and in small detail all the objects and phenomena that present themselves to us, so as to get their meaning, or that it thus prevents our mental power from scattering and from being worn out with wearisome, fruitless detail labors.
Matekoni was off fetching spare parts from the motor trades distributor with whom he dealt, and Mr Polopetsi was helping the younger apprentice to fix the suspension on a hearse.
The frescoes are of the usual drop scene, barocco, academic kind, but where the damp has spared them they form an effective background.
Under the front seats will be a compartment for more batteries, and there will be a third place under the rear seats, where I will also carry spare wheels and a repair kit.
Guzmeen recognized the boy, but was spared the need to tell Barlennan by Benj himself.
It pleased Bernard for the moment not to spare her, though he felt a sort of delight of kindness for her.
Boers were shouting to their servants, horses were being examined, women were packing the saddle-bags of their husbands and fathers with spare clothes, the pack-beasts were being laden with biltong and other provisions, and so forth.
Okyo had packed, spare sandals, the flea powder, the dried bonito, and the paper rain cloak.
In short, I begged my friend the Bonze to spare me his protests, and thus the unpleasantness of breaking with him for ever.
Back on deck, with time to spare, Harry had all his guns housed, taking care to leave his larboard carronades loaded, even if they were bowsed tight against the ports.
Where oaths and threats had issued from their mouths now came plaintive petitions for mercy, and those who had laughed with such bold braggadocio now wept like young girls, but Elric, full of his old battle-joy, spared none.
The spare breechings should never be stowed near the galley nor Engine-room, lest they be damaged by heat and moisture.
Detailing a man to guard three broken-down crocks like macdonald, bullen, and myself showed that carreras had plenty of men to spare or was excessively cautious.
At a work-bench, repairing a burnishing tool, stood Fuscule: a tall man, very thin, all elbows, knees and long spare shanks.
He had hoped she would assume he had succumbed again to methamphetamine hydrochloride and was sparing her the agony of his descent back into the hell of chemical dependence.