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  1. space
    IPA[spās]
  2. noun

    • 1. a continuous area or expanse which is free, available, or unoccupied:

      a table took up much of the space we shall all be living together in a small space he backed out of the parking space the space between a wall and a utility pipe
    • 2. an area of land which is not occupied by buildings:

      she had a love of open spaces
      Synonym : area, open space, open area, unoccupied area, empty area, expanse, footprint, stretch, sweep, tract
    • 3. an area rented or sold as business premises.

    • 4. a blank between printed, typed, or written words, characters, numbers, etc.

      Synonym : blank, empty space, gap
    • 5. each of the four gaps between the five lines of a staff.

    • 6. the dimensions of height, depth, and width within which all things exist and move:

      the work gives the sense of a journey in space and time
    • 7. the physical universe beyond the earth's atmosphere.

      Synonym : outer space, deep space, the universe, the cosmos, the galaxy, the solar system, infinity
    • 8. the near vacuum extending between the planets and stars, containing small amounts of gas and dust.

    • 9. a mathematical concept generally regarded as a set of points having some specified structure.

    • 10. an interval of time (often used to suggest that the time is short considering what has happened or been achieved in it):

      both their cars were stolen in the space of three days
    • 11. the portion of a text or document available or needed to write about a subject:

      there is no space to give further details
    • 12. pages in a newspaper, or time between television or radio programs, available for advertising:

      it is the media person's job to buy the press space or the TV or radio spots
    • 13. capacity for storage of data in a computer or other digital device:

      additional disk space is required for the database operation delete songs from your iPod should you start running out of space
    • 14. the freedom and scope to live, think, and develop in a way that suits one:

      a teenager needing her own space
    • 15. one of two possible states of a signal in certain systems.

    verb

    • 1. position (two or more items) at a distance from one another:

      the houses are spaced out
    • 2. (in printing or writing) put blanks between (words, letters, or lines).

    • 3. be or become distracted, euphoric, or disoriented, especially from taking drugs; cease to be aware of one's surroundings:

      I was so tired that I began to feel totally spaced out I kind of space out for a few minutes
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: space, plural noun: commercial spaces

    • v.: verb: space, 3rd person present: spaces, gerund or present participle: spacing, past tense: spaced, past participle: spaced

    • noun

      a continuous area or expanse which is free, available, or unoccupied:

      an area of land which is not occupied by buildings:

    • verb

      position (two or more items) at a distance from one another:

      (in printing or writing) put blanks between (words, letters, or lines).

    • noun

      (in printing or writing) the amount of space between successive words, letters, or lines:
    • noun

      (in printing or writing) the amount of space between successive words, letters, or lines:
    • noun

      a trainee astronaut.

      an enthusiast for space travel, typically a young person.

    • noun

      the region between the earth and outer space.

      the region below the surface of the sea.

    • noun

      a journey through space:

      space travel:

    • noun

      the era starting when the exploration of space became possible:
    • adjective

      very modern; technologically advanced:
    • noun

      space in a motor vehicle between occupants and a point of impact that can absorb some of the shock of collision.

      space in the common area of a performance venue that can accommodate the largest crowd expected.

    • noun

      a self-contained appliance, usually electric, for heating an enclosed room.
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