noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
- they tested his ability to locate objects in space
- the boundless regions of the infinite
noun 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
noun an area reserved for some particular purpose
- the laboratory's floor space
noun 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
noun a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
- he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet
noun the interval between two times
- the distance from birth to death
- it all happened in the space of 10 minutes
noun a blank area
place; blank space.
- write your name in the space provided
noun one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff
- the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E
noun (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences
verb place at intervals
- Space the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates
, F. espace
, from L. spatium
space; cf. Gr. to draw, to tear; perh. akin to E. span
. Cf. Expatiate
- Extension, considered independently of anything which it may contain; that which makes extended objects conceivable and possible.
Pure space is capable neither of resistance nor motion.
- Place, having more or ess extension; room.
They gave him chase, and hunted him as hare;
Long had he no space to dwell [in].
R. of Brunne.
While I have time and space.
- A quantity or portion of extension; distance from one thing to another; an interval between any two or more objects; as, the space between two stars or two hills; the sound was heard for the space of a mile.
Put a space betwixt drove and drove.
Gen. xxxii. 16.
- Quantity of time; an interval between two points of time; duration; time. "Grace God gave him here, this land to keep long space."
R. of brunne.
Nine times the space that measures day and night.
God may defer his judgments for a time, and give a people a longer space of repentance.
- A short time; a while. R. "To stay your deadly strife a space."
- Walk; track; path; course. Obs.
This ilke [same] monk let old things pace,
And held after the new world the space.
- (print.) (a) A small piece of metal cast lower than a face type, so as not to receive the ink in printing, -- used to separate words or letters. (b) The distance or interval between words or letters in the lines, or between lines, as in books.
✍ Spaces are of different thicknesses to enable the compositor to arrange the words at equal distances from each other in the same line.
- (Mus.) One of the intervals, or open places, between the lines of the staff.
Space intransitive verb
Cf. OF. espacier
, L. spatiari
. See Space
- To walk; to rove; to roam. Obs.
And loved in forests wild to space.
Space transitive verb
Cf. F. espacer
. See Space
imperfect & past participle Spaced ; present participle & verbal noun Spacong
- (Print.) To arrange or adjust the spaces in or between; as, to space words, lines, or letters.
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