The buildings are spaced far from each other.
I was supposed to meet her, but I spaced out and forgot.
Carefully space the words on the poster.
This paragraph seems badly spaced.
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.
To buy space on a ship.
The spaces between words.
A parking space.
- 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.
- (countable, figuratively) A marketplace for goods or services.Innovation in the browser space.
The antihistamine spaces me out so I can't think clearly.
Faye had spaced the pots at 8-inch intervals on the windowsill.The cities are evenly spaced.
Water covered a large space at the end of the valley.
Within the space of a week.
Let's rest for a space.
A parking space.
An example of space is an empty parking place.
An example of space is the blank spot between two words written on paper.
The captain spaced the traitors.
- to insert more space between letters, words, or lines so as to extend to the required length
- to be or seem to be in a daze, distracted, inattentive, etc.
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of space
- Middle English area from Old French espace from Latin spatium
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition