An example of space is an empty parking place.
An example of space is the blank spot between two words written on paper.
The buildings are spaced far from each other.
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.
Carefully space the words on the poster.
I was supposed to meet her, but I spaced out and forgot.
- 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.
Faye had spaced the pots at 8-inch intervals on the windowsill.The cities are evenly spaced.
This paragraph seems badly spaced.
The antihistamine spaces me out so I can't think clearly.
To buy space on a ship.
- 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.
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