… I totally forgot to write last week. I had planned to do it, I had it all figured out, and I spaced.—Steve "Nookie" Postal
—often used with on
If your mom doesn't live close by, or if you totally spaced on getting her a Mother's Day gift this year, then flowers or chocolates are a great, last-minute gift idea that are sure to brighten her day.—Leah Stodart
There's still some space for a bookshelf.
the space behind the couch
Is there space in the cabinet for these dishes?
There's not much empty space.
He moved the books to create more space on his desk.
Those old boxes take up a lot of space.
The magazine devotes a lot of space to advertising.
She has a space between her front teeth.
There isn't much space between our houses.
the wide open spaces of the western U.S. VerbSpace the seedlings about six inches apart.
He spaces his albums so that he puts one out every two to three years.
They spaced the births of their three children two years apart. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
The expansion of the city has restricted individual groups of monkeys to small patches that are surrounded by noisy urban spaces.—Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 21 Sep. 2023 This will come down to your preference and what your outdoor space can accommodate.—L.a. Hubilla, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 The current record for most consecutive days spent in space overall, with 437, belongs to Russian cosmonaut Valery Polyakov.—Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 21 Sep. 2023 Or add mirrors, which is an especially useful hack for making small spaces look larger.—Blake Bakkila, Sunset Magazine, 21 Sep. 2023 When completed, the lot will have 29 stages and 1.78 million square feet of production space.—Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Sep. 2023 The space also showcases finishes and furnishings of superyacht caliber.—Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 21 Sep. 2023 Plants and pets: Your furry friends and greenery add more life to your spaces.—Michelle Brunner, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 Once people do find shelter space, the path out of homelessness can be arduous, with long wait times for housing choice vouchers and housing leads that turn out to be dead ends because of the shortage of affordable units and landlords willing to accept subsidies.—Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, 10 Sep. 2023
Richardson finished 24 of 37 for 223 yards, one touchdown and one interception against a Jaguars secondary that lived in zone in order to maintain spacing and keep eyes on Richardson as a scrambler.—Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Sep. 2023 Gently press the frozen peanut butter cups evenly spaced into the dough in 3x4 rows (so that when cut into squares, there will be a peanut butter cup in the center of each blondie).—Sam Burros, Peoplemag, 31 Aug. 2023 Multiple plantings should be spaced 6 to 7 feet apart.—Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 11 Sep. 2023 Snacking can help fulfill protein needs, especially if meals are spaced far apart.—Colleen De Bellefonds, Women's Health, 30 Aug. 2023 At 20 feet long, the 100-light string features bulbs that are spaced 2.2 inches apart, with an 18-inch lead from the male plug and a 6-inch tail before the female plug.—Gabriel Morgan, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Aug. 2023 Ensure good air movement by plant spacing and pruning practices.—oregonlive, 29 July 2023 Boothe talks of a potential solution whereby three ambulance stations would be spaced across Pickens County and Lamar County, on its northern border.—Taylor Sisk, CBS News, 21 Aug. 2023 Tie each piece to the rubber band, spacing them equally apart.—Rachelle Doorley, Parents, 16 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French espace, space, from Latin spatium area, room, interval of space or time