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Meaning of SPACE

Pronunciation:  speyc

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the unlimited 3-dimensional expanse in which everything is located; "they tested his ability to locate objects in space"
  2. [n]  (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words
  3. [n]  a blank area; "write your name in the space provided"
  4. [n]  a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing; "he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet"
  5. [n]  one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff; "the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E"
  6. [n]  an area reserved for some particular purpose; "the laboratory's floor space"
  7. [n]  an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"
  8. [n]  the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"
  9. [v]  place at intervals; "Space the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates"

SPACE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: blank, blank space, distance, place, quad
 See Also: absolute space, abstraction, aerospace, amorphous shape, angle, area, area, cavity, character, country, crawl space, crawlspace, crenel, crenelle, disc space, disk space, emptiness, enclosed space, expanse, flies, form, gap, grapheme, graphic symbol, hole, indent, indentation, indenture, interval, lay, location, location, margin, mathematical space, musical notation, no-parking zone, opening, outer space, parking space, parking zone, place, place, pleural space, pose, position, put, seat, separation, set, staff, stave, subarachnoid space, surface area, swath, terreplein, time interval, topological space, type, vacancy, void, workspace



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Space\ (sp[=a]s), n. [OE. space, F. espace, from L.
    spatium space; cf. Gr. spa^n to draw, to tear; perh. akin to
    E. span. Cf. {Expatiate}.]
    1. Extension, considered independently of anything which it
       may contain; that which makes extended objects conceivable
       and possible.
             Pure space is capable neither of resistance nor
             motion.                               --Locke.
    2. Place, having more or less extension; room.
             They gave him chase, and hunted him as hare; Long
             had he no space to dwell [in].        --R. of
             While I have time and space.          --Chaucer.
    3. A quantity or portion of extension; distance from one
       thing to another; an interval between any two or more
       objects; as, the space between two stars or two hills; the
       sound was heard for the space of a mile.
             Put a space betwixt drove and drove.  --Gen. xxxii.
    4. Quantity of time; an interval between two points of time;
       duration; time. ``Grace God gave him here, this land to
       keep long space.'' --R. of brunne.
             Nine times the space that measures day and night.
             God may defer his judgments for a time, and give a
             people a longer space of repentance.  --Tillotson.
    5. A short time; a while. [R.] ``To stay your deadly strife a
       space.'' --Spenser.
    6. Walk; track; path; course. [Obs.]
             This ilke [same] monk let old things pace, And held
             after the new world the space.        --Chaucer.
    7. (print.)
       (a) A small piece of metal cast lower than a face type, so
           as not to receive the ink in printing, -- used to
           separate words or letters.
       (b) The distance or interval between words or letters in
           the lines, or between lines, as in books.
    Note: Spaces are of different thicknesses to enable the
          compositor to arrange the words at equal distances from
          each other in the same line.
    8. (Mus.) One of the intervals, or open places, between the
       lines of the staff.
    {Absolute space}, {Euclidian space}, etc. See under
       {Absolute}, {Euclidian}, etc.
    {Space line} (Print.), a thin piece of metal used by printers
       to open the lines of type to a regular distance from each
       other, and for other purposes; a lead. --Hansard.
    {Space rule} (Print.), a fine, thin, short metal rule of the
       same height as the type, used in printing short lines in
       tabular matter.
  2. \Space\, v. i. [Cf. OF. espacier, L. spatiari. See
    {Space}, n.]
    To walk; to rove; to roam. [Obs.]
          And loved in forests wild to space.      --Spenser.
  3. \Space\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spaced}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Spacong}.] [Cf. F. espacer. See {Space}, n.] (Print.)
    To arrange or adjust the spaces in or between; as, to space
    words, lines, or letters.
Computing Dictionary

The space character, ascii 32.

See octal forty.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or dreaming that you are in space, represents exploration. You are an independent thinker.