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. The distance or interval between words or letters in the lines, or between lines, as in books.
  20. One of the intervals, or open places, between the lines of the staff.
  21. To walk; to rove; to roam.
  22. To arrange or adjust the spaces in or between; as, to space words, lines, or letters.
  23. That which has length, breadth, and height, and is unlimited in extension; room; distance between things; a length of time.
  24. To arrange with open places between.
  25. Any demarcated portion of the body, either an area of the surface, a segment of the tissues, or a cavity.
  26. A cavity or opening.
  27. 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.
  28. To make or arrange intervals between.
  29. Extension; room; distance between objects; interval or portion of time.
  30. To arrange intervals between.
  31. To set apart by spaces; also, to arrange into spaces.
  32. An interval between points or objects; place; room.
  33. Continuous or unlimited extension.
  34. An interval of time; period.
  35. An occasion or opportunity.
  36. Room; extension; any quantity of extension; interval between lines; quantity, of time; interval between two points of time; a while.
  37. Among printers, to make intervals between words or lines.
  38. 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