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

OTHER WORDS FROM space

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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Examples from the Web for spacer

  • She was very tall, he realized, almost as tall as a Spacer woman—but with none of the harsh ruggedness of the women of Spacertown.

    The Happy Unfortunate|Robert Silverberg
  • They slipped out each night, though, and walked the two miles to the Spacer Graveyard down near the river.

    Equation of Doom|Gerald Vance
  • First thing tomorrow we'll get you a decent set of clothes, so you can walk down the street without having people yell 'Spacer!'

    Starman's Quest|Robert Silverberg
  • The charge had been a fake, an old military stunt that any green Spacer could have seen through.

British Dictionary definitions for spacer (1 of 2)

spacer
/ (ˈspeɪsə) /

noun

a piece of material used to create or maintain a space between two things
computing a keyed space in text or data; space character
a person who travels in outer space

British Dictionary definitions for spacer (2 of 2)

space
/ (speɪs) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for space

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

space
[ spās ]

n.

A particular area, extent, or cavity of the body.
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Science definitions for spacer

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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Idioms and Phrases with spacer

space

In addition to the idiom beginning with space

  • space out

also see:

  • breathing space
  • take up space
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.