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.

Nearby words

  1. sp.ed.,
  2. spa,
  3. spaak,
  4. spaak, paul henri,
  5. spaatz,
  6. space age,
  7. space bar,
  8. space biology,
  9. space blanket,
  10. space cadet

Origin of space

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

Related formsspac·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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Word Origin and History for space
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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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