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Meaning of space by Wiktionary Dictionary


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  1. Explanation of space by Wordnet Dictionary


      1. place at intervals

      2. Space the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates
      1. the unlimited expanse in which everything is located

      2. they tested his ability to locate objects in space
      3. a block of type without a raised letter

      4. a blank area

      5. write your name in the space provided
      6. a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing

      7. he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet
      8. one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff

      9. the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E
      10. any location outside the Earth's atmosphere

      11. 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
      12. an area reserved for some particular purpose

      13. the laboratory's floor space
      14. an empty area ( usually bounded in some way between things )

      15. the architect left space in front of the building
        they stopped at an open space in the jungle
        the space between his teeth
      16. the interval between two times

      17. it all happened in the space of 10 minutes

      Definition of space by GCIDE Dictionary


      1. Space ( spās ), n. [OE. space, F. espace, from L. spatium space; cf. Gr. σπᾶν 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.

        Pure space is capable neither of resistance nor motion. Locke.

        2. Place, having more or less extension; room.

        They gave him chase, and hunted him as hare;

        Long had he no space to dwell [in]. R. of Brunne.

        While I have time and space. Chaucer.

        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”.

        Put a space betwixt drove and drove. Gen. xxxii. 16.

        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.

        Nine times the space that measures day and night. Milton.

        God may defer his judgments for a time, and give a people a longer space of repentance. Tillotson.

        5. A short time; a while. [R.] “To stay your deadly strife a space.” Spenser.

        6. Walk; track; path; course. [Obs.]

        This ilke [same] monk let old things pace,

        And held after the new world the space. Chaucer.

        7. ( Print. ) 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. The distance or interval between words or letters in the lines, or between lines, as in books, on a computer screen, etc.

        ☞ Spaces are of different thicknesses to enable the compositor to arrange the words at equal distances from each other in the same line.

        8. ( Mus. ) One of the intervals, or open places, between the lines of the staff.

        9. that portion of the universe outside the earth or its atmosphere; -- called also outer space.

        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.

      2. Space, v. i. [Cf. OF. espacier, L. spatiari. See Space, n.] To walk; to rove; to roam. [Obs.]

        And loved in forests wild to space. Spenser.

      3. 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”.