free/spare time

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of free/spare time

: time when one is not working
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Word by Word Definitions

free play
  1. : not costing or charging anything

  2. : having the legal and political rights of a citizen

  3. : enjoying civil and political liberty

  1. : in a free manner

  2. : without charge

  3. : with the wind more than six points from dead ahead

  1. : to cause to be free

  2. : to relieve or rid of what restrains, confines, restricts, or embarrasses

  3. : disentangle, clear

spare play
  1. : to forbear to destroy, punish, or harm

  2. : to refrain from attacking or reprimanding with necessary or salutary severity

  3. : to relieve of the necessity of doing or undergoing something

  1. : not being used

  2. : being over and above what is needed : superfluous

  3. : not liberal or profuse : sparing

  1. : a spare tire

  2. : a duplicate (such as a key or a machine part) kept in reserve

  3. : the knocking down of all 10 pins with the first 2 balls in a frame in bowling

time play
  1. : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration

  2. : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

  3. : leisure

  1. : to arrange or set the time of : schedule

  2. : to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

  3. : to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. : of or relating to time

  2. : recording time

  3. : timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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