- 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 intersticescranny, fissure, space, interval, gap, crevice, slit, aperture, cleft, hole, chink
Examples from the Web for interstices
Contemporary Examples of interstices
And it is here, in the interstices between the law and morality, that the pressure for reform starts to build up irresistibly.The Irrefutable Moral Case Against Goldman
April 19, 2010
Historical Examples of interstices
They pressed their ears to the interstices, listening for the sound of a groan, for a sigh of pain.A Set of Six
His home was but a cabin of logs, with the interstices stuffed with moss.
The interstices between the logs were filled with moss or clay.Daniel Boone
John S. C. Abbott
The interstices of these are also filled up with the same membrane.Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.)
They could easily have slipped into the interstices of the broken pan and not have been observed by him.From Sand Hill to Pine
- a minute opening or crevice between things
- physics the space between adjacent atoms in a crystal lattice
Word Origin 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.