noun, often attributive \ˈspās\

: the amount of an area, room, surface, etc., that is empty or available for use

: an area that is used or available for a specific purpose

: an empty area between things

Full Definition of SPACE

:  a period of time; also :  its duration
a :  a limited extent in one, two, or three dimensions :  distance, area, volume
b :  an extent set apart or available <parking space> <floor space>
c :  the distance from other people or things that a person needs in order to remain comfortable <invading my personal space>
:  one of the degrees between or above or below the lines of a musical staff — compare line
a :  a boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events occur and have relative position and direction <infinite space and time>
b :  physical space independent of what occupies it —called also absolute space
:  the region beyond the earth's atmosphere or beyond the solar system
a :  a blank area separating words or lines
b :  material used to produce such blank area; especially :  a piece of type less than one en in width
:  a set of mathematical elements and especially of abstractions of all the points on a line, in a plane, or in physical space; especially :  a set of mathematical entities with a set of axioms of geometric character — compare metric space, topological space, vector space
a :  linage
b :  broadcast time available especially to advertisers
:  accommodations on a public vehicle
a :  the opportunity to assert or experience one's identity or needs freely
b :  an opportunity for privacy or time to oneself

Examples of SPACE

  1. There's still some space for a bookshelf.
  2. the space behind the couch
  3. Is there space in the cabinet for these dishes?
  4. There's not much empty space.
  5. He moved the books to create more space on his desk.
  6. Those old boxes take up a lot of space.
  7. The magazine devotes a lot of space to advertising.
  8. She has a space between her front teeth.
  9. There isn't much space between our houses.
  10. the wide open spaces of the western U.S.

Origin of SPACE

Middle English, from Anglo-French espace, space, from Latin spatium area, room, interval of space or time
First Known Use: 14th century



: to place or arrange (things) so that there is a particular amount of space between them

: to separate (things) by particular periods of time


Full Definition of SPACE

transitive verb
:  to place at intervals or arrange with space between —often used with out
intransitive verb
:  to leave one or more blank spaces (as in a line of typing)
spac·er noun

Examples of SPACE

  1. Space the seedlings about six inches apart.
  2. He spaces his albums so that he puts one out every two to three years.
  3. They spaced the births of their three children two years apart.

First Known Use of SPACE



noun \ˈspās\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPACE

:  a period of time; also :  its duration
:  a limited extent in one, two, or three dimensions
:  a particular area or cavity within the body
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