Definition for SPARE

SPARE, v.i.

  1. To live frugally; to be parsimonious. Who at some times spend, at others spare; / Divided between carelessness and care. – Pope.
  2. To forbear; to be scrupulous. To pluck and eat my fill I spar'd not. – Milton.
  3. To be frugal; not to be profuse.
  4. To use mercy or forbearance; to forgive; to be tender. The king was sparing and compassionate toward his subjects. – Bacon.

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