- 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.
verb (used with object), spaced, spac·ing.
- to separate (words, letters, or lines) by spaces.
- to extend by inserting more space or spaces (usually followed by out).
- spaak, paul henri,
- space age,
- space bar,
- space biology,
- space blanket,
- space cadet
Origin of space
Examples from the Web for space
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.
It should also be noted that Space Jam did not make the cut, so you can rest easy.
This column also appears in the latest issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology.How the Pentagon Strangles Its Most Advanced Stealth Warplanes|Bill Sweetman|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Matutes group also owns the mythic Space Club and the giant Privilege Club.
Space fell into sleep, and awoke as Enitharmon: Time suffered eclipse, and came forth as Los.William Blake|Algernon Charles Swinburne
Space said to measure movement because of its determination, iii.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4|Plotinos (Plotinus)
Took a suite in Space Verge hotel with four quote secretaries unquote, and has refused to see anyone.The Telenizer|Don Thompson
Space could always be found for a head, and skill to execute it.The Grotesque in Church Art|T. Tindall Wildridge
Space does not permit my mentioning by name all who have furnished me with material, but I do wish to record my gratitude to them.Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati|Warren C. Herrick
- unoccupied area or roomthere is no space for a table
- (in combination)space-saving Related adjective: spacious
- 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 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
Word Origin for space
c.1300, "an area, extent, expanse, lapse of time," a shortening of Old French espace, from Latin spatium "room, area, distance, stretch of time," of unknown origin. Astronomical sense of "stellar depths" is first recorded 1667 in "Paradise Lost."
Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards. [Sir Fred Hoyle, "London Observer," 1979]
Typographical sense is attested from 1670s (typewriter space bar is from 1888). Space age is attested from 1946; spacewalk is from 1965. Many compounds first appeared in science fiction and speculative writing, e.g. spaceship (1894, "Journey in Other Worlds"); spacesuit (1920); spacecraft (1930, "Scientific American"); space travel (1931); space station (1936, "Rockets Through Space"); spaceman (1942, "Thrilling Wonder Stories;" earlier it meant "journalist paid by the length of his copy," 1892). Space race attested from 1959. Space shuttle attested by 1970.
1703, "to arrange at set intervals," from space (n.). Meaning "to be in a state of drug-induced euphoria" is recorded from 1968. Space cadet "eccentric person disconnected with reality" (often implying an intimacy with hallucinogenic drugs) is a 1960s phrase, probably traceable to 1950s U.S. sci-fi television program "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet," which was watched by many children who dreamed of growing up to be one and succeeded.
In addition to the idiom beginning with space
- space out
- breathing space
- take up space