Gain access to thousands of additional definitions and advanced search features—ad free! JOIN NOW
: the time when one is not working : free time
He likes to ski in his spare time.
Share spare time
Resources for spare time
spare someone's life
spare (someone) the details
spare the blushes of (someone)
Comments on spare time
What made you want to look up spare time? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to make amends
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Musical Words Quiz
Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
How a folk song became a term of derision.
Sorry, not sorry
The participle made famous by Elvis
A not-so-sarcastic history
And is one way more correct than the others?
The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
A quiz in common time.
SCRABBLE® fans, sharpen your skills!