: of, relating to, or befitting the age of space exploration
especially : modern
space-age technology

Examples of space-age in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nevelson, who lived from 1899 to 1988, was influenced by modern dance, Mayan iconography and various strands of modern art, and by space-age discoveries and nascent environmentalism. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 6 Sep. 2023 Don't worry; these aren't robotic-feeling, space-age textiles. Hilary Tetenbaum, Journal Sentinel, 31 Aug. 2023 The pop star arrived at the event in a sunny yellow space-age look pulled together by her longtime stylist, Mimi Cuttrell. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 30 Aug. 2023 Other teams around the world, including teams in the E.U., China and New Zealand, are also working to develop this space-age tech, as are several private companies. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 11 Aug. 2023 Even the probe’s name evokes the Soviet Union’s space-age heyday. Kenneth Chang and Anton Troianovski, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Aug. 2023 On Thursday, the new mom, 34, wore giant, space-age sunglasses and a pink striped athletic jacket in a photo posted to her Instagram. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 10 Aug. 2023 In addition, Thomas said a ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening the new, space-age building that will serve as Flexjet headquarters could come in September. cleveland, 26 July 2023 The America’s Cup competitors race $10 million space-age hydrofoils that are so fast their crews are required to wear helmets. William Booth, Washington Post, 24 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of space-age was in 1946

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Cite this Entry

“Space-age.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/space-age. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: of or relating to the age of space exploration
especially : modern entry 1 sense 1
space-age technology
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