head·​space | \ ˈhed-ˌspās How to pronounce headspace (audio) \

Definition of headspace

1 : the volume above a liquid or solid in a closed container The demonstrator suggests that the slow leakage of hydrogen from the balloons … allowed for the accumulation of hydrogen and oxygen in the bag's headspace.Chemical and Engineering News To process sauce, immediately ladle hot sauce into hot, clean half-pint canning jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace.Better Homes and Gardens
2 : vertical space in which to stand, sit, or move : headroom The sleeping area [of a tiny house] looks restful and thanks to the curved roof, probably has more headspace than most …— Kimberly Mok
3 informal : mind-set, frame of mind "It's difficult to tell how people have changed," says Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien. "But Thom's been in a better headspace for quite a few years."— Brian Raftery

Examples of headspace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Kilpatrick seems to have his headspace dialed in. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 1 June 2022 As someone who can often get lost in their headspace or the energies, my waist beads literally tether me to my physical form, reminding me to slow down and be in the here and now. Vogue, 5 May 2022 The Girl From Plainville not only humanizes the characters at its center but brings you into the headspace that made such unthinkable actions feel thinkable. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2022 However, sharing indiscriminately may lead to unnecessary drama, as some in your network probably aren't in a productive headspace. Chicago Tribune, 20 May 2022 What was the experience like of getting into Nick's headspace? Samantha Highfill, EW.com, 15 May 2022 With Hadid now in a better headspace, fans are excited to see her in love — even if the model is keeping her new relationship low-key. Amy Mackelden, PEOPLE.com, 11 May 2022 In the interview with Parade, Wilder suggested meditating or otherwise getting into a calm headspace and considering what the numbers could mean for your life. Jamie Ballard, Woman's Day, 2 May 2022 The two of them sit in Scott's kitchen and discuss his current headspace regarding Kourtney. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of headspace

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of headspace was in 1895

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Last Updated

24 Jun 2022

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“Headspace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headspace. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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