Definitions of space

  1. a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing; " he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet"
  2. a blank area; " write your name in the space provided"
  3. the interval between two times; " the distance from birth to death"; " it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"
  4. ( printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words
  5. place at intervals; " Space the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates"
  6. the unlimited 3- dimensional expanse in which everything is located; " they tested his ability to locate objects in space"
  7. one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff; " the spaces are the notes F- A- C- E"
  8. an area reserved for some particular purpose; " the laboratory's floor space"
  9. 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"
  10. the unlimited expanse in which everything is located; " they tested his ability to locate objects in space"
  11. ( printing) a block of without a raised letter; used for spacing between words
  12. Extension, considered independently of anything which it may contain; that which makes extended objects conceivable and possible.
  13. Place, having more or less extension; room.
  14. 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.
  15. Quantity of time; an interval between two points of time; duration; time.
  16. A short time; a while.
  17. Walk; track; path; course.
  18. 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.
  19. One of the intervals, or open places, between the lines of the staff.
  20. To walk; to rove; to roam.
  21. To arrange or adjust the spaces in or between; as, to space words, lines, or letters.
  22. That which has length, breadth, and height, and is unlimited in extension; room; distance between things; a length of time.
  23. To arrange with open places between.
  24. Extension as distinct from material substances: room: largeness: distance between objects: interval between lines or words in books: quantity of time: distance between two points of time: a short time: interval.
  25. To make or arrange intervals between.
  26. Extension; room; distance between objects; interval or portion of time.
  27. To arrange intervals between.
  28. To set apart by spaces; also, to arrange into spaces.
  29. An interval between points or objects; place; room.
  30. Continuous or unlimited extension.
  31. An interval of time; period.
  32. An occasion or opportunity.
  33. Room; extension; any quantity of extension; interval between lines; quantity, of time; interval between two points of time; a while.
  34. Among printers, to make intervals between words or lines.
  35. Extension, as in length, breadth, and thickness; room; distance; interval, as between lines; a quantity of time.

Usage examples for space

  1. I have always missed that space, the quiet. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  2. There should be space for plenty of air and sunshine. – The Home Acre by E. P. Roe
  3. One of them remarked once that he thought there must be a great many white people in the world, to judge by the large number that had come together that summer in such a short space of time. – Missionary Work Among The Ojebway Indians by Edward Francis Wilson
  4. My thoughts fly to the end of space. – Out of the Air by Inez Haynes Irwin
  5. It is a Space Platform. – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
  6. This life without a care or a wish Raphael led for some days' space. – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  7. " Get hold of Space- Lines. – Sjambak by John Holbrook Vance
  8. If that space does not exist between herself and men she suffers. – Seraphita by Honore de Balzac
  9. She sat down and cried a little space, then on again. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  10. He kept silence for a great space, speaking never a word. – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
  11. We have only space here for first- hand criticism. – A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury
  12. The captain continued motionless, his eyes fixed on space. – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  13. He says Roger never has had space to plant enough for him. – Ethel Morton's Enterprise by Mabell S.C. Smith
  14. Nursing takes place in a real world of men and things in time and space. – Humanistic-Nursing by Paterson, Josephine G.
  15. He wandered or rushed along them all for a space, and came back. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  16. I intend to go, and stand, as near as can be, in the middle of the space that is marked off 'dangerous. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  17. Keep a clear space about her, gentlemen. – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  18. I miss space, too." – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow