- Space is the three-dimensional area around you, including the universe.
- An example of space is where stars and planets exist.
- An example of space is where Ham the Chimp travelled for 16 minutes and 39 seconds in 1961 during the first space flight in one of the Project Mercury capsules named MR-2.
- The definition of a space is an empty, blank or available area.
- An example of space is an empty parking place.
- An example of space is the blank spot between two words written on paper.
An empty parking space.
- the three-dimensional, continuous expanse extending in all directions and containing all matter: variously thought of as boundless or indeterminately finite
- outer space
- the distance, expanse, or area between, over, within, etc. things
- area or room sufficient for or allotted to something: a parking space
- an interval or period of time, often one of specified length
- ☆ reserved accommodations: to buy space on a ship
- ☆ room in a newspaper or magazine, or time on radio or TV, available for use by advertisers
- Informal independence, privacy, and freedom to follow one's own interests
- Math. a set of points or elements assumed to satisfy a given set of postulates (Ex.: space of one dimension is a line and of two dimensions is a plane)
- Music the open area between any two lines of a staff
- a blank piece of type metal used to separate characters or words
- the area left vacant by this or by mechanical or electronic means on a printed or typed line
- Telegraphy an interval when the key is open, or not in contact, during the sending of a message
Origin of spaceMiddle English ; from Old French espace ; from Classical Latin spatium ; from Indo-European base an unverified form spēi-, to flourish, expand, succeed from source speed, Classical Latin spes, hope, Old Norse sparr, Old English spær, thrifty
- a. Mathematics A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates: non-Euclidean space.b. The infinite extension of the three-dimensional region in which all matter exists.
- a. The expanse in which the solar system, stars, and galaxies exist; the universe.b. The region of this expanse beyond Earth's atmosphere.
- a. An extent or expanse of a surface or three-dimensional area: Water covered a large space at the end of the valley.b. A blank or empty area: the spaces between words.c. An area provided for a particular purpose: a parking space.
- Reserved or available accommodation on a public transportation vehicle.
- a. A period or interval of time: within the space of a week.b. A little while: Let's rest for a space.
- Sufficient freedom from external pressure to develop or explore one's needs, interests, and individuality: “The need for personal space inevitably asserts itself” (Maggie Scarf).
- Music One of the intervals between the lines of a staff.
- Printing One of the blank pieces of type or other means used for separating words or characters.
- One of the intervals during the telegraphic transmission of a message when the key is open or not in contact.
- Blank sections in printed material or broadcast time available for use by advertisers.
verbspaced spaced, spac·ing, spac·es
- To organize or arrange with spaces between: Carefully space the words on the poster.
- To separate or keep apart: The buildings are spaced far from each other.
- Slang To stupefy or disorient. Often used with out: The antihistamine spaces me out so I can't think clearly.
verb, intransitive Slang
Origin of spaceMiddle English, area, from Old French espace, from Latin spatium.
(countable and uncountable, plural spaces)
- Of time.
- Unlimited or generalized physical extent.
- Distance between things. [from 14th c.]
- Physical extent across two or three dimensions; area, volume (sometimes for or to do something). [from 14th c.]
- Physical extent in all directions, seen as an attribute of the universe (now usually considered as a part of space-time), or a mathematical model of this. [from 17th c.]
- The near-vacuum in which planets, stars and other celestial objects are situated; the universe beyond the earth's atmosphere. [from 17th c.]
- The physical and psychological area one needs within which to live or operate; personal freedom. [from 20th c.]
- A bounded or specific physical extent.
- A (chiefly empty) area or volume with set limits or boundaries. [from 14th c.]
- (music) A position on the staff or stave bounded by lines. [from 15th c.]
- A gap in text between words, lines etc., or a digital character used to create such a gap. [from 16th c.]
- (letterpress typography) A piece of metal type used to separate words, cast lower than other type so as not to take ink, especially one that is narrower than one en (compare quad). [from 17th c.]
- A gap; an empty place. [from 17th c.]
- (countable, mathematics) A generalized construct or set, the members of which have certain properties in common; often used in combination with the name of a particular mathematician. [from 20th c.]
- Functional analysis is best approached through a sound knowledge of Hilbert space theory.
- (geometry) A set of points, each of which is uniquely specified by a number (the dimensionality) of coordinates.
- (countable, figuratively) A marketplace for goods or services.
- innovation in the browser space
terms related to "space"
- n-dimensional space
- normal space
- normed linear space
- null space
- object space
- open half space
- orbit space
- orthogonal space
- outer space
- paracompact space
- Pauli spin space
- Peano space
- perfectly separable space
- perivitelline space
- phase space
- Polish space
- popliteal space
- pore space
- probability space
- problem space
- projective space
- quotient space
- reflexive Banach space
- regular space
- regular topological space
- Riemann space
- sample space
- separable space
- sequentially compact space
- shrinking space
- space age, Space Age
- space alien
- space attenuation
- space bar
- space biology
- space blanket
- space cadet
- space capsule
- space centrode
- space charge
- space cloth
- space communication
- space cone
- space coordinate
- space current
- space curve
- space defence, space defense
- space environment
- space factor
- space fixed reference
- space flight
- space frame
- space group
- space guidance
- space heater
- space hopper
- space junk
- space lattice
- space medicine
(third-person singular simple present spaces, present participle spacing, simple past and past participle spaced)
- To set some distance apart.
- Faye had spaced the pots at 8-inch intervals on the windowsill.
- The cities are evenly spaced.
- To insert or utilise spaces in a written text.
- This paragraph seems badly spaced.
- To eject into outer space, usually without a space suit.
- The captain spaced the traitors.
space - Computer Definition
(1) In digital electronics, a 0 bit. Contrast with mark.
(2) The trendy word that started in the 1990s for area or field of endeavor. For example, the phrase "we are involved in the videoconferencing space" refers simply to the videoconferencing industry. To many, this sounds more chic than using a word such as "field," "arena" or "industry."