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NOUN (9)

1. the unlimited expanse in which everything is located;
- Example: "they tested his ability to locate objects in space"
- Example: "the boundless regions of the infinite"
[syn: space, infinite]

2. an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things);
- Example: "the architect left space in front of the building"
- Example: "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"
- Example: "the space between his teeth"

3. an area reserved for some particular purpose;
- Example: "the laboratory's floor space"

4. any location outside the Earth's atmosphere;
- Example: "the astronauts walked in outer space without a tether"
- Example: "the first major milestone in space exploration was in 1957, when the USSR's Sputnik 1 orbited the Earth"
[syn: outer space, space]

5. a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing;
- Example: "he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet"
[syn: space, blank]

6. the interval between two times;
- Example: "the distance from birth to death"
- Example: "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"
[syn: distance, space]

7. a blank area;
- Example: "write your name in the space provided"
[syn: space, blank space, place]

8. one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff;
- Example: "the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E"

9. (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences;
[syn: quad, space]


VERB (1)

1. place at intervals;
- Example: "Space the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Space \Space\ (sp[=a]s), n. [OE. space, F. espace, from L. spatium space; cf. Gr. spa^n to draw, to tear; perh. akin to E. span. Cf. Expatiate.] 1. Extension, considered independently of anything which it may contain; that which makes extended objects conceivable and possible. [1913 Webster] Pure space is capable neither of resistance nor motion. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. Place, having more or less extension; room. [1913 Webster] They gave him chase, and hunted him as hare; Long had he no space to dwell [in]. --R. of Brunne. [1913 Webster] While I have time and space. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] Put a space betwixt drove and drove. --Gen. xxxii. 16. [1913 Webster] 4. Quantity of time; an interval between two points of time; duration; time. "Grace God gave him here, this land to keep long space." --R. of brunne. [1913 Webster] Nine times the space that measures day and night. --Milton. [1913 Webster] God may defer his judgments for a time, and give a people a longer space of repentance. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 5. A short time; a while. [R.] "To stay your deadly strife a space." --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 6. Walk; track; path; course. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] This ilke [same] monk let old things pace, And held after the new world the space. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 7. (Print.) (a) 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. (b) The distance or interval between words or letters in the lines, or between lines, as in books, on a computer screen, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: Spaces are of different thicknesses to enable the compositor to arrange the words at equal distances from each other in the same line. [1913 Webster] 8. (Mus.) One of the intervals, or open places, between the lines of the staff. [1913 Webster] 9. that portion of the universe outside the earth or its atmosphere; -- called also outer space. [PJC] Absolute space, Euclidian space, etc. See under Absolute, Euclidian, etc. deep space, the part of outer space which is beyond the limits of the solar system. Space line (Print.), a thin piece of metal used by printers to open the lines of type to a regular distance from each other, and for other purposes; a lead. --Hansard. Space rule (Print.), a fine, thin, short metal rule of the same height as the type, used in printing short lines in tabular matter. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Space \Space\, v. i. [Cf. OF. espacier, L. spatiari. See Space, n.] To walk; to rove; to roam. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And loved in forests wild to space. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Space \Space\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spaced; p. pr. & vb. n. Spacong.] [Cf. F. espacer. See Space, n.] (Print.) To arrange or adjust the spaces in or between; as, to space words, lines, or letters. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

space n 1: the unlimited expanse in which everything is located; "they tested his ability to locate objects in space"; "the boundless regions of the infinite" [syn: space, infinite] 2: 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" 3: an area reserved for some particular purpose; "the laboratory's floor space" 4: any location outside the Earth's atmosphere; "the astronauts walked in outer space without a tether"; "the first major milestone in space exploration was in 1957, when the USSR's Sputnik 1 orbited the Earth" [syn: outer space, space] 5: a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing; "he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet" [syn: space, blank] 6: the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes" [syn: distance, space] 7: a blank area; "write your name in the space provided" [syn: space, blank space, place] 8: one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff; "the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E" 9: (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences [syn: quad, space] v 1: place at intervals; "Space the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

354 Moby Thesaurus words for "space": 3-D, CAT, accommodation, aerospace, aerosphere, aesthetic distance, air hole, air pocket, airspace, alien, align, allocate, allot, amount, ample scope, amplitude, aperture, apportion, area, arrange, array, astronomical unit, bar, bar line, belt, berth, bit, blank, blank check, brace, breadth, break, broaching, bump, burden, caesura, caliber, capacity, carte blanche, cavity, ceiling, celestial spaces, chaos, chasm, check, chronology, clearance, clearing, cleft, collocate, compass, compose, confines, content, continental shelf, continuity, cordage, corridor, cosmic space, country, crack, crosswind, cubic, cut, day, deal, deal out, deep space, degree, department, depths of space, dimensional, disclosure, discontinuity, dispart, dispose, distance, distance between, distribute, district, divergence, division, double space, duration, duree, elbowroom, em, em quad, em space, empty space, en, en quad, en space, environs, ether space, expanse, expansion, extent, exterrestrial, extramundane, extrasolar, extraterrene, extraterrestrial, farness, fateful moment, favorable wind, fenestra, field, fistula, five-em space, fix, flat, fog, fontanel, foramen, four-em space, fourth-dimensional, free course, free hand, free play, free scope, freeboard, front, full scope, full swing, gap, gape, gat, grade, ground, gulf, hair space, half space, head wind, heartland, height, hiatus, high-pressure area, hinterland, hole, hollow, hour, infinity, inlet, instant, interim, intermediate space, intermission, interruption, interspace, interstellar space, interstice, interval, ionosphere, jetstream, jump, juncture, justification space, justifying space, kairos, keep apart, lacuna, land, lapse, lastingness, latitude, lay out, laying open, leak, leap, ledger line, leeway, length, level, light-year, light-years, limit, line, line up, long rope, low-pressure area, make a space, maneuvering space, margin, mark, marshal, measure, measure out, metagalactic space, mileage, milieu, minute, moment, moment of truth, neighborhood, no holds barred, notch, nuance, ocean of emptiness, offshore rights, open space, opening, opening up, order, organize, orifice, otherworldly, outer space, outlet, overcast, parcel out, parsec, parsecs, part, parts, pas, passageway, patent space, pause, peg, period, perspective, piece, pitch, place, plane, plateau, play, pocket, point, pore, poundage, precincts, pregnant moment, premises, pressureless space, proportion, proportional, psychological moment, psychological time, purlieus, quad, quadrat, quantity, quarter, rally, range, rank, ratio, reach, regiment, region, remoteness, remove, room, rope, roughness, round, rung, salient, scale, scope, sea room, season, seat, section, separate, separation, set apart, set at intervals, set out, shade, shadow, single space, slot, slug, soil, soup, space between, space out, space-time, spaceband, spaciousness, span, spatial, spatiotemporal, spell, spherical, split, spread, staff, stage, stair, standard, stave, step, stereoscopic, stint, stoma, stowage, stratosphere, stretch, stride, substratosphere, superficial, surface, swing, tail wind, tense, term, terrain, territory, the future, the past, the present, the void, the void above, thick space, thin space, three-dimensional, three-mile limit, throwing open, tide, time, time interval, time lag, timebinding, tolerance, tonnage, transcendental, transmundane, tread, tropopause, troposphere, trough, turbulence, twelve-mile limit, two-dimensional, uncorking, unstopping, vicinage, vicinity, visibility, visibility zero, volume, volumetric, wait, way, ways, whet, while, wide berth, yawn, zone
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

space The space character, ASCII 32. See octal forty. (2007-01-29)