the unlimited or incalculably great three-dimensional realm or expanse in which all material objects are located and all events occur.
the portion or extent of this in a given instance; extent or room in three dimensions: the space occupied by a body.
extent or area in two dimensions; a particular extent of surface: to fill out blank spaces in a document.
the designed and structured surface of a picture: In Mondrian's later work he organized space in highly complex rhythms.
the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional surface.
a seat, berth, or room on a train, airplane, etc.
a place available for a particular purpose: a parking space.
linear distance; a particular distance: trees separated by equal spaces.
Mathematics. a system of objects with relations between the objects defined.
extent, or a particular extent, of time: a space of two hours.
an interval of time; a while: After a space he continued his story.
an area or interval allowed for or taken by advertising, as in a periodical, on the radio, etc.
Music. the interval between two adjacent lines of the staff.
an interval or blank area in text: a space between the letters.
Printing. one of the blank pieces of metal, less than type-high, used to separate words, sentences, etc.
Telegraphy. an interval during the transmitting of a message when the key is not in contact.
radio or television broadcast time allowed or available for a program, advertisement, etc.
freedom or opportunity to express oneself, resolve a personal difficulty, be alone, etc.; allowance, understanding, or noninterference: Right now, you can help by giving me some space.
to fix the space or spaces of; divide into spaces.
to set some distance apart.
to separate (words, letters, or lines) by spaces.
to extend by inserting more space or spaces (usually followed by out).
Informal. to forget: I had an appointment but I totally spaced.I spaced on your present, I’m so sorry. I spaced the deadline and now my homework's late.
space out, Informal. to become dazed or inattentive:Sorry, I spaced out and didn't catch that.
- spac·er, noun
- mis·space, verb (used with object), mis·spaced, mis·spac·ing.
- re·space, verb (used with object), re·spaced, re·spac·ing.
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How to use space in a sentence
What is clear is that in one of the reports Prude’s name was written in the space to label the “Victim.”Officials Worked To Deliberately Delay Release Of Daniel Prude Body Cam Footage | mharris | September 17, 2020 | Essence.com
It can make it hard to say what president would be better for space.
To survive, coastal wetlands need space to shift, Narayan explains.Soggy coastal soils? Here’s why ecologists love them | Alison Pearce Stevens | September 17, 2020 | Science News For Students
India’s space agency is debating the 2023 launch of a Venus orbiter called Shukrayaan-1 to study atmospheric chemistry.
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space Invaders had just been introduced in America, and Atari was looking for a game that would do it one better.
Her very first sculpture, a metallic chrome unicorn aptly titled “space Oracle,” sits on a pedestal directly in front.
An unmanned rocket intended to deliver supplies to the International space Station exploded on Tuesday.Harry Potter Raps, The Catcalls Heard ‘Round the World and More Viral Videos | Alex Chancey | November 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These companies include SpaceX, Orbital Sciences, Sierra Nevada space Systems, and more.Luxembourg and China Team Up on Private Mission to the Moon | Matthew R. Francis | October 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It should also be noted that space Jam did not make the cut, so you can rest easy.
And we may proceed to the remaining two of the great classes into which facts have been divided; Resemblance, and Order in space.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive | John Stuart Mill
A suspense story of Tomorrow and a crisis in the advance into space.Space Prison | Tom Godwin
"We were going to talk about the space Guard," Lyla said in an emotionless tone.--And Devious the Line of Duty | Tom Godwin
I understand you wanted to talk to me about the space Guard?--And Devious the Line of Duty | Tom Godwin
space will not permit going over these connections in detail.Elements of Plumbing | Samuel Dibble
British Dictionary definitions for 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): space-saving 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
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
music any of the gaps between the lines that make up the staff
maths a collection of unspecified points having properties that obey a specified set of axioms: Euclidean space
Also called: spacing telegraphy the period of time that separates complete letters, digits, and other characters in Morse code
to place or arrange at intervals or with spaces between
to divide into or by spaces: to space one's time evenly
printing to separate (letters, words, or lines) by the insertion of spaces
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for space
The region of the universe beyond Earth's atmosphere.♦ The part of this region within the solar system is known as interplanetary space.♦ The part of this region beyond the solar system but within the Milky Way or within another galaxy is known as interstellar space.♦ The part of this region between the Milky Way and other galaxies is known as intergalactic space.
The familiar three-dimensional region or field of everyday experience.
Mathematics A mathematical object, typically a set of sets, that is usually structured to define a range across which variables or other objects (such as a coordinate system) can be defined.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with space
In addition to the idiom beginning with space
- space out
- breathing space
- take up space
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