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

Examples of space-age in a Sentence

space-age technology that totally transformed the news-gathering business
Recent Examples on the Web Most of the brand’s timepieces are space-age looking and offer complicated displays of time. Luis Campuzano, WWD, 28 June 2024 Strange Worlds: Improvised Science Fiction Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St., Hartford The madcap improvers of the Sea Tea Improv empire put on their space-age thinking caps to create unique science fiction scenarios. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 8 June 2024 Set in a garden of 250,000 native plants, the seemingly space-age structure, with its green circular roofs, manages to blend seamlessly into the hills while covered patios create a natural flow between inside and out. Noo Saro-Wiwa, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Oct. 2023 It was funded in 1969 with a $1 million appropriation that was a rounding error in the military’s space-age budget. Margaret O’Mara, Foreign Affairs, 1 Nov. 2022 Renaissance was dance- and house-influenced, and the cover depicted the singer atop a space-age horse. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 19 Mar. 2024 The video stars Cardi in a series of NSFW outfits, including a space-age red one featuring a shiny, pointy helmet and plastic oversized shades paired with a crimson tape bikini that barely covers her bikini area. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 15 Mar. 2024 On the space-age set envisioned by his mother and sister, Torres sits behind a conveyor belt that brings him little knickknacks, including a quartz crystal, a plastic swan and a pearl that begins to roll away. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2024 When designing balloon sleeves and ruffled collars for Bella, costume designer Holly Waddington drew on the 1960s space-age fashion of Paco Rabanne, Pierre Cardin, and André Courrèges, while Bella’s white Victorian boots featured a toe cutout partially inspired by Courrèges futuristic aesthetic. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 3 Mar. 2024

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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 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

space-age

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