Synonyms and Antonyms of space

  1. 1 an extent or area available for or used up by some activity or thing how much space will you need for the art project? Synonyms elbow room, place, room, wayRelated Words capacity, compass, range, scope; berth, clearance, freedom, latitude, leeway, play

  2. 2 an indefinite but usually short period of time in the space of a few minutes the room had filled up Synonyms bit, while, spell, stretchRelated Words lapse; season, span; day, epoch, era; beat, eyeblink, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiff, jiffy, minute, moment, nanosecond, New York minute, second, shake, split second, spurt, trice, twinkle, twinkling, wink; aeon (or eon), age, eternity, infinity, perpetuity; interim, interlude, intermission, interval

  3. 3 an incomplete or deficient area the cancellation created a huge space in the dentist's schedule for that day Synonyms hiatus, hole, lacuna, gap, voidRelated Words defectiveness, detriment, disability, failing, fault, impairment, weakness; deficiency, deficit, imperfection, inadequacy, inadequateness, incompleteness, insufficience, insufficiency, lack, need, shortcoming, shortfall, wantNear Antonyms completeness, fullness

  4. 4 an allowable margin of freedom or variation the children should be given some space to express themselves in their schoolwork Synonyms latitude, leeway, slack, wiggle roomRelated Words license (or licence), rein, swing

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