space

[ speys ]
/ speɪs /

noun

verb (used with object), spaced, spac·ing.

adjective

of, relating to, or concerned with outer space or deep space: a space mission.
designed for or suitable to use in the exploration of outer space or deep space: space tools; specially packaged space food for astronauts.

Origin of space

1250–1300; Middle English (noun) < Old French espace < Latin spatium

Related forms

spac·er, nounmis·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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British Dictionary definitions for space

space

/ (speɪs) /

noun


verb (tr)

Word Origin for space

C13: from Old French espace, from Latin spatium
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Medicine definitions for space

space

[ spās ]

n.

A particular area, extent, or cavity of the body.

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Science definitions for space

space

[ spās ]

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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Idioms and Phrases with space

space

In addition to the idiom beginning with space

  • space out

also see:

  • breathing space
  • take up space

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