Translation of spare in Spanish:


de más, adj.

Pronunciation /spɛr/ /spɛː/

See Spanish definition of libre


  • 1

    • 1.1(not in use)

      de más
      have you got a spare umbrella you could lend me? ¿tienes un paraguas de más que me puedas prestar?
      • have you got any spare paper or (British also) any paper spare? ¿tienes un poco de papel que no te haga falta?
      • there's a spare seat in the bus sobra un asiento / queda un asiento libre en el autobús
      • there was not an ounce of spare flesh on him no le sobraba ni un gramo de grasa
      • to go spare enloquecerse
      • there are two tickets going spare for tonight's performance sobran dos entradas para la función de esta noche
      • Keren occupied only one leaving his spare seats free.
      • Open crates and various strange pieces of equipment seemed to occupy every spare bit of space.
      • It's the only spare seat in the whole classroom.
      • She turned up the heater, turned all vents on the stranger and reached behind her seat for a spare jacket.
      • He led her to his motorcycle, pulling up the seat and removing a spare helmet.
      • He stepped out into the warm air and sat down on the spare plastic seat.
      • I found myself fretting almost uncontrollably at the sides of the boys who carried Will to a spare spot under a vacant tree.
      • Currently he was wearing Drakes best shirt and Javlin's spare pants.
      • When all was done I sat down next to grandpa Mic and waited as people filled the seats around me but there was still a spare chair to my left side.
      • I've got loans out to three of them, and I told one of them she could move into my spare room if she was tired of her current boyfriend.
      • Marco actually reached for the spare sheet of paper on Nick's otherwise vacant desk, but Nick brought his fist down hard onto Marco's fingers.
      • Volunteers contribute spare processing time to the project, and currently about 80,000 CPUs are active.
      • T5 owners are not being offered a free memory card - their PDAs have plenty of spare memory, said PalmOne.
      • Years ago in the midst's of battling other kings lands, King Valric had found the time and spare men to hunt out the seven tribes of the free people.
      • You do need to open up your case but, since it just requires a spare bracket space, you don't need to worry about slot insertion or other expansion slot issues.
      • Jurys also has significant spare land around many of its Dublin hotels which offer additional future revenue generating opportunities.
      • It's been hard to get a spare second to write with semester finals and the fact that I got a new horse to train.
      • Their contract with SunGard was supposed to give them daily backups, plus spare space in Hoboken, N.J., in case of dislocation.
      • Assuming that a spare piece of cloth could be used for nearly anything, she kept the banner as well.
      • He found a counter with some spare room and set the rifle down there, giving it as close an exam as he could in the dim light.

    • 1.2(in case of need)

      (key/cartridge) de repuesto
      take a spare change of clothes, just in case llévate una muda de más, por si acaso

    • 1.3(free)

      in my spare moments en mis ratos libres
      • if you've got a spare minute si tienes un minuto (libre)
      • For most acts, this wouldn't work, but Lemon Jelly has a style that requires headphones and a spare 45 minutes to absorb the album from start to finish.
      • A question from another child revealed Mr Blunkett wishes he had more spare time.
      • I have more spare time and I'm more perceptive of my life and my surroundings.
      • With more spare time than younger people, we can spend some of it at the casino.
      • He stood up and went to the phone, and as luck would have it, Dr. Olson was in, and had some time spare to check Lauren over.
      • In his spare hours his interest in music burgeoned.
      • If you have a spare hour, it's a great way to pass the time.
      • My every spare evening was spent catching up with sleep.
      see also spare time

  • 2 literary

    • 2.1(lean)

      (person/build) enjuto literary
      (person/build) cenceño literary
      • She was spare featured with a thin mouth and rectangular face.
      • Empty but not hungry, she felt sleek and spare, like a dragonfly.
      • A tall, spare man with jet black hair leaned over the counter to greet them.
      • Ellen is a small, spare woman with large dark eyes and skin as brown and dry as leather.
      • Francis, a tall, spare figure and a devout Christian, was to remain in the hot seat.

    • 2.2(austere)

      • Critics usually describe Hemingway's style as simple, spare, and journalistic.
      • These recordings are spare and simple - just three guys in a room playing clean, clear lines and letting them ring.
      • Glazed all along its south side, it offers a simple, spare and sunny series of places that provide a surprising number of possibilities for eating in company.
      • The spare, simple production here has little studio gloss - it's near minimalist - and brings Chapman's warm voice to the fore.
      • Furnishings in the kitchen and sleeping areas are simple and spare.
      • It has a beginning, middle, and end, almost a spare and simple story in itself.
      • All the tunes are by the trio's leader, and are characterised by a spare elegance and melodic accessibility which never tips over into the merely saccharine.
      • Instead, it has changed the way we design with wood and focused architectural commentary on factors like economy of use and elegance in spare detailing.
      • His musical language is spare in style, its melodies and harmonies based on old church modes and the pentatonic scales of Finnish folk-music.
      • Less is definitely more when it comes to dramatizing Hawthorne, and the film is suitably spare and lean, both in style and characterization.
      • A committed Catholic, Byrd was able to make his living, and his reputation, writing anthems and services in the vernacular spare style for Anglican worship.
      • Watson's drawing style is spare and square, in the literal sense.
      • Viewed from any angle, or from either bank, the effect is elegantly spare.
      • The wall works and the floor sculptures complement the walks, which he documents with elegantly spare photographs.
      • The interiors of the units are likewise spare, but evocative at the same time.
      • Empty or peopled with bodies, the stage sports the spare, cool stylishness of a contemporary fashion shoot.
      • Shot in black-and-white, this is a visually spare film featuring empty landscapes of sand dunes, sand storms, and unco-operative camels.
      • It has a distinctly Super Friendz sound: spare guitar work, precise melodies, choral harmonies and explosive drumming.
      • Buildings are dotted about a spare landscape resembling a dream-like stage-set; black-clad figures move across the horizon like crows.
      • They seek to reduce what they see as needless clutter and eye candy, and to fashion beautifully spare pages, focusing on the most pleasing presentation of text.


  • 1

    • 1.1(reserve)

      I'll take a spare just in case llevaré uno de repuesto por si acaso
      • I'm always losing my key; I think I'll have a spare made siempre estoy perdiendo la llave, creo que haré un duplicado para tener de repuesto

    • 1.2spares pluralBritish (spare parts)

      repuestos masculine
      refacciones feminine Mexico
      • After E, above you put the kit back together and have a large box of spares left over.
      • He played his bass like he had five spares waiting backstage.
      • Everybody in the world should buy all Miyazaki's films twice and then give their spares to each other.
      • I thought it was in case one broke down, then he'd probably use that other one as a spare.
      • I think the great problem is that there is no real place for the second in line, to have the heir and then as the newspaper said, the spare.
      • You are left with a payload remainder for water, supplies, spares and camping gear.
      • Do they sell your make of car in the country you are visiting so spares will be available?
      • As Caroline continues to complain, her cell phone battery goes dead; she then demands Ed find her spare in her Louis Vuitton bag in the front seat.
      • It doesn't hurt to have one spare, but three is a little too much.

  • 2

    (in bowling)
    semipleno masculine
    • I threw a gutter ball, screwing up my spare from the frame before.
    • After her first turn, she'd decided to get the five gutter balls out of the way and missed the first ball, then got a spare.
    • He knocked down nine pins with his first ball, then picked up the spare.
    • However, by the sixth frame, she had four strikes and several spares, and my chances of winning weren't looking too great.
    • He started with a 3-10 spare in the first frame before rolling six consecutive strikes.
    • This bowling alley has fun graphics to indicate strikes and spares, a loud beep when you step over the line and mysteriously greasy balls.
    • The new balls made strikes much easier, so bowlers began to pay less attention to the complex skill of getting spares.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(do without)

      can you spare your dictionary for a moment? ¿me permites el diccionario un momento, si no lo necesitas?
      • we'd like to help you out, but we can't spare the staff nos gustaría ayudarlos, pero no podemos prescindir del personal
      • if you can spare the time si tienes / dispones de tiempo

    • 1.2(give)

      to spare (sb) sth
      • can you spare me a pound?
      • can you spare me a few minutes?
      • he spared us an hour from his busy schedule
      • You have all this money and you won't spare enough to let your own child go back home.
      • My most recent one just said basically that I'm a homeless man, can you spare some change to help me provide some food.
      • Can anyone spare me a couple of quid?
      • We're sure readers can spare a couple of quid or dollars.
      • Dyn was distressed, for he could not spare any of his food so early in his journey.

  • 2

    • 2.1(save, relieve)

      to spare sb sth ahorrarle algo a algn
      evitarle algo a algn

      • I'm only trying to spare you the bother of having to do it again
      • spare me the details/sarcasm
      • Much of the film feels profoundly sad, as Donovan spares no unpleasant detail, making for a sobering look at someone so attached to the bottle.
      • As children's fears invite adult protection, an anxious child will be spared from unpleasant duties or routines.
      • We are spared most of the violence of the situation, and really only see its conclusion.
      • The city's historic center, which had been largely spared massive bombing raids until then, was almost completely destroyed during this attack.
      • Edward is a traitor, and it would be best if the future king was spared from any unfortunate incident that may occur.
      • I had hoped that we would be spared what happened here tonight until you all had been hardened by more experience.
      • Unfortunately, he did not spare her a glance as he entered the door.
      • Kahn does not spare us his mother's humiliation at his father's hands.
      • I was fortunate enough to be spared from any casualties among my close friends and relatives; my future husband was not.
      • New Zealand has been spared, and now radiation has diminished enough to allow this shipload of scientists of all kinds to explore the remains of civilization.
      • And for a family movie set in a restaurant, Campanella mercifully spares us any panting bliss-outs on the sensual nature of food.
      • The Committee recognise that by admitting all the heads of charge, you have spared Mrs. A the further distress of appearing before the Committee.
      • In both cases we have been mercifully spared the full fury.
      • The damage to his body from previous injuries had at least spared his voice.
      • Even though God has spared me, I cannot be happy about what happened.
      • Davidar, wisely, refrained from ever publishing the book, sparing himself the kind of embarrassment that haunts all writers who went with the first draft instead of dumping it in the dustbin.
      • But these days, there seems to be more mileage in bailing out, gracefully, if possible, and sparing yourself the media's slings and arrows.
      • Kerry stopped short of offering McCain the job, sparing himself an outright rejection that would make his eventual running mate look like a second choice.
      • At least this time the Patriots spared themselves that sort of crunch by building up an adequate lead that their defense protected.
      • Some people took the precaution of seeing their doctor in time and thereby spared themselves untold affliction.
      • We would have spared ourselves both the agonising process and vicious product of our elaborate schemes.
      • He could have spared himself a major embarrassment by simply not going to Bogor, south of Jakarta, where the meeting was scheduled to have taken place.
      • For where is the man who would spare the lives of the vanquished if he saw more profit in killing than in sparing them?…
      • The rains in the end of May did not spare even posh areas.
      • And I have to say that my opinion is with the rest of my family that the fact that her life was spared was enough.
      • When angry Nature struck, sparing nothing in its wake, the citizens of Mumbai, undeterred, fought back.
      • If you are here to confront them, please spare their lives!
      • Obviously God had spared his life for good reason.
      • So how do we find, in this first written record, the prudence that spared until a later date so many lives?
      • His last words to his estranged son had a prophetic ring: ‘May the Lord spare me until I have taken vengeance upon you.’
      • I hoped that the rain would spare me at least until the time I reached that spot.

    • 2.2(show mercy, consideration toward)

      to spare sb's life perdonarle la vida a algn
      • not to spare oneself ser muy exigente consigo mismo
      • the epidemic spared no one la epidemia no perdonó a nadie