From Middle English space, from Anglo-Norman space, variant of espace, espas et al., and spaze, variant of espace, from Latin spatium, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)peh₂- (to stretch, to pull).
space (countable and uncountable, plural spaces)
- (heading) Of time.
- A specific specified period of time.
- An undefined period of time (without qualifier, especially a short period); a while.
- (heading) Unlimited or generalized extent, physical or otherwise.
- Distance between things.
- Physical extent across two or three dimensions (sometimes for or to do something).
- 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.
- The near-vacuum in which planets, stars, and other celestial objects are situated; the universe beyond the earth's atmosphere.
- the first man in space
- The physical and psychological area one needs within which to live or operate; personal freedom.
- (heading) A bounded or specific extent, physical or otherwise.
- A (chiefly empty) area or volume with set limits or boundaries.
- In music, a position on the staff or stave bounded by lines.
- A gap in text between words, lines etc., or a digital character used to create such a gap.
- 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.
- A gap; an empty place.
- A set of points, each of which is uniquely specified by a number (the dimensionality) of coordinates.
- A generalized construct or set whose members have some property in common; typically there will be a geometric metaphor allowing these members to be viewed as "points". Often used with a restricting modifier describing the members (e.g. vector space), or indicating the inventor of the construct (e.g. Hilbert space).
- A field, area, or sphere of activity or endeavor.
- Anything analogous to a physical space in which one can interact, such as an online chat room.
- open space
- safe space
- space age
- space bar
- space station
- space suit
space (third-person singular simple present spaces, present participle spacing, simple past and past participle spaced)
- (transitive) To set some distance apart.
- The cities are evenly spaced.
- To insert or utilize spaces in a written text.
- This paragraph seems badly spaced.
- (transitive) In science fiction, to eject into outer space, usually without a space suit.
- (intransitive) In science fiction, to travel into and through outer space.
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