- an intervening space.
- a small or narrow space or interval between things or parts, especially when one of a series of alternating uniform spaces and parts: the interstices between the slats of a fence.
- Roman Catholic Church. the interval of time that must elapse, as required by canon law, before promotion to a higher degree of orders.
- an interval of time.
Origin of interstice
Related Words for intersticecranny, fissure, space, interval, gap, crevice, slit, aperture, cleft, hole, chink
Examples from the Web for interstice
Historical Examples of interstice
Through an interstice she was able to see all the persons seated at the other table.The City of Delight
There was only one crack, and that a very little one; nevertheless he worked his claws into the interstice and dug.Lives of the Fur Folk
M. D. Haviland
Krupp bent down and glanced through an interstice of a partition at a clock in the corridor.The Price of Love
There was an interstice through which I got my hand, and put that figure-peg in place again.The Voodoo Gold Trail
He had noticed that the door was not quite closed, and the interstice irresistibly fascinated him.The Lion's Share
E. Arnold Bennett
- a minute opening or crevice between things
- physics the space between adjacent atoms in a crystal lattice
Word Origin for interstice
Word Origin and History for interstice
- A small area, space, or hole in the substance of an organ or tissue.
- An opening or space, especially a small or narrow one between mineral grains in a rock or within sediments or soil.