Definition of Space in English :

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see synonyms of space


1. infinite, space

the unlimited expanse in which everything is located

Example Sentences:
'they tested his ability to locate objects in space'
'the boundless regions of the infinite'

2. space

an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)

Example Sentences:
'the architect left space in front of the building'
'they stopped at an open space in the jungle'
'the space between his teeth'

3. space

an area reserved for some particular purpose

Example Sentences:
'the laboratory's floor space'

4. outer space, space

any location outside the Earth's atmosphere

Example Sentences:
'the astronauts walked in outer space without a tether'
'the first major milestone in space exploration was in 1957, when the USSR's Sputnik 1 orbited the Earth'

5. blank, space

a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing

Example Sentences:
'he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet'

6. distance, space

the interval between two times

Example Sentences:
'the distance from birth to death'
'it all happened in the space of 10 minutes'

7. blank space, place, space

a blank area

Example Sentences:
'write your name in the space provided'

8. space

one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff

Example Sentences:
'the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E'

9. quad, space

(printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences


10. space

place at intervals

Example Sentences:
'Space the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of space
the unlimited three-dimensional expanse in which all material objects are located
▶ Related adjective: spatial
an interval of distance or time between two points, objects, or events
a blank portion or area
unoccupied area or room
there is no space for a table
(in combination)
▶ Related adjective: spacious
freedom to do what a person wishes to for his or her own personal development
the region beyond the earth's atmosphere containing the other planets of the solar system, stars, galaxies, etc; universe
(as modifier)
a space probe
space navigation
the region beyond the earth's atmosphere occurring between the celestial bodies of the universe. The density is normally negligible although cosmic rays, meteorites, gas clouds, etc, can occur. It can be divided into cislunar space (between the earth and moon), interplanetary space, interstellar space, and intergalactic space
(as modifier)
a space station
a space simulator
a seat or place, as on a train, aircraft, etc
9. printing
a piece of metal, less than type-high, used to separate letters or words in hot-metal printing
any of the gaps used to separate letters, words, or lines in photocomposition, desktop publishing, etc
10. music
any of the gaps between the lines that make up the staff
11. mathematics
a collection of unspecified points having properties that obey a specified set of axioms
Euclidean space
12. Also called: spacing telegraphy
the period of time that separates complete letters, digits, and other characters in Morse code
verb (transitive)
to place or arrange at intervals or with spaces between
to divide into or by spaces
to space one's time evenly
15. printing
to separate (letters, words, or lines) by the insertion of spaces

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see synonyms of space
the three-dimensional, continuous expanse extending in all directions and containing all matter: variously thought of as boundless or indeterminately finite
outer space
the distance, expanse, or area between, over, within, etc. things
area or room sufficient for or allotted to something
a parking space
an interval or period of time, often one of specified length
4.  US
reserved accommodations
to buy space on a ship
5.  US
room in a newspaper or magazine, or time on radio or TV, available for use by advertisers
6.  Informal
independence, privacy, and freedom to follow one's own interests
7.  Ancient Mathematics
a set of points or elements assumed to satisfy a given set of postulates (Ex.: space of one dimension is a line and of two dimensions is a plane)
8.  Music
the open area between any two lines of a staff
9.  Printing
a blank piece of type metal used to separate characters or words
the area left vacant by this or by mechanical or electronic means on a printed or typed line
10.  Telegraphy
an interval when the key is open, or not in contact, during the sending of a message
of or pertaining to space, esp. to outer space
verb transitiveWord forms: spaced or ˈspacing
to arrange with space or spaces between; divide into or by spaces

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of space
a. Mathematics A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates: non-Euclidean space.
b. The infinite extension of the three-dimensional region in which all matter exists.
a. The expanse in which the solar system, stars, and galaxies exist; the universe.
b. The region of this expanse beyond Earth's atmosphere.
a. An extent or expanse of a surface or three-dimensional area: Water covered a large space at the end of the valley.
b. A blank or empty area: the spaces between words.
c. An area provided for a particular purpose: a parking space.
4. Reserved or available accommodation on a public transportation vehicle.
a. A period or interval of time: within the space of a week.
b. A little while: Let's rest for a space.
6. Sufficient freedom from external pressure to develop or explore one's needs, interests, and individuality: "The need for personal space inevitably asserts itself" (Maggie Scarf).
7. Music One of the intervals between the lines of a staff.
8. Printing One of the blank pieces of type or other means used for separating words or characters.
9. One of the intervals during the telegraphic transmission of a message when the key is open or not in contact.
10. Blank sections in printed material or broadcast time available for use by advertisers.
v. spaced, spac·ing, spac·es
1. To organize or arrange with spaces between: Carefully space the words on the poster.
2. To separate or keep apart: The buildings are spaced far from each other.
3. Slang To stupefy or disorient. Often used with out: The antihistamine spaces me out so I can't think clearly.
To be or become stupefied or disoriented. Often used with out: I was supposed to meet her, but I spaced out and forgot.

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