or spaced : dazed or stupefied by or as if by a narcotic substance : high
: of very strange character : weird
a spaced-out fantasy

Examples of spaced-out in a Sentence

that was a seriously spaced-out movie about an alternate reality a spaced-out representative from customer service who knew less than we did the mindless ramblings of a spaced-out, over-the-hill hippie
Recent Examples on the Web But these are some of our favorite unfamiliar, unsettling, provocative, transgressive, spaced-out, psychedelic, surreal, meditative, confrontational, and, sure, difficult albums of the year. Pitchfork, 14 Dec. 2023 Its long, sturdy, evenly spaced spikes can penetrate even really thick hair, and its handle is easy to grip for customizable pressure. Susan Brickell, Health, 12 Apr. 2023 The Bradley features an aluminum hull with spaced composite armor. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 6 Jan. 2023 The early machine-learning work at Duolingo tackled fairly simple problems, like how often to return to a particular vocabulary word or concept (which drew on educational research on spaced repetition). IEEE Spectrum, 5 Feb. 2023 Antique Indian has table service for lunch and dinner, seating 72 in the dining room at spaced tables. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of spaced-out was in 1937

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Cite this Entry

“Spaced-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spaced-out. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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