space meaning

[ speis ] Pronunciation:   "space" in a sentence
  • Noun: space  speys
    1. The unlimited expanse in which everything is located
      "they tested his ability to locate objects in space"
      - infinite 
    2. An empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
      "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth" 
    3. An area reserved for some particular purpose
      "the laboratory's floor space" 
    4. Any location outside the Earth's atmosphere
      "the astronauts walked in outer space without a tether"; "the first major milestone in space exploration was in 1957, when the USSR's Sputnik 1 orbited the Earth"
      - outer space 
    5. A blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
      "he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet"
      - blank 
    6. The interval between two times
      "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"
      - distance 
    7. A blank area
      "write your name in the space provided"
      - blank space, place 
    8. One of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff
      "the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E" 
    9. (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences
      - quad
    Verb: space  speys
    1. Place at intervals
      "Space the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates"

    Derived forms: spaced, spaces, spacing

    See also: nonspatial, spacial, spacing, spacious

    Type of: amorphous shape, area, attribute, character, country, expanse, grapheme, graphic symbol, interval, lay, location, place, pose, position, put, set, surface area, time interval, type

    Part of: aerospace, form, musical notation, staff, stave

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  • [American slang]
    in. to become giddy; to become disoriented.
    • She is spacing again. She doesn't even know where she is.
    • I spaced out after the long climb.

  • [Business]
    noun [U]


    an amount of an area or of a place that is empty or available for use:

    more than 500 000 square feet of new factory floor space

    How much disk space will this take up?

    The store has 30 000 square feet of selling space.

    disk/floor/storage space

    ◆ to make/take up/use space

  • [Defence]
    A medium like the land, sea, and air within which military activities shall be conducted to achieve US national security objectives.
    (JP 3-14)

  • [Medicine]
    1 : a period of time; also : its duration
    2 : a limited extent in one, two, or three dimensions
    3 : a particular area or cavity within the body


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  1. the open spaces differ according to aspect.
  2. another rocket blasts off toward space.
  3. the peritoneal cavity is a potential space.
  4. space rockets are being sent up all the time.
  5. they converged on the central open space.

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