What does Space mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. space, infinitenoun

    the unlimited expanse in which everything is located

    "they tested his ability to locate objects in space"; "the boundless regions of the infinite"

  2. spacenoun

    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"

  3. spacenoun

    an area reserved for some particular purpose

    "the laboratory's floor space"

  4. outer space, spacenoun

    any location outside the Earth's atmosphere

    "the astronauts walked in outer space without a tether"; "the first major milestone in space exploration was in 1957, when the USSR's Sputnik 1 orbited the Earth"

  5. space, blanknoun

    a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing

    "he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet"

  6. distance, spacenoun

    the interval between two times

    "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"

  7. space, blank space, placenoun

    a blank area

    "write your name in the space provided"

  8. spacenoun

    one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff

    "the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E"

  9. quad, spaceverb

    (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences

  10. spaceverb

    place at intervals

    "Space the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates"


  1. Spacenoun

    that portion of the universe outside the earth or its atmosphere; -- called also outer space.


  1. spacenoun

    The intervening contents of a volume.

  2. spacenoun

    Area occupied by or intended for a person or thing.

  3. spacenoun

    An area or volume of sufficient size to accommodate a person or thing.

  4. spacenoun

    A while.

  5. spacenoun

    The volume beyond the atmosphere of planets that consists of a relative vacuum.

  6. spacenoun

    The volume beyond the Kármán line that lies 100km above mean sea level of the Earth.

  7. spacenoun

    A gap between written or printed letters, numbers, characters, or lines; a blank.

  8. spacenoun

    A piece of metal type used to separate words, cast lower than other type so as not to take ink, especially one that is narrower than one en (compare quad).

  9. spacenoun

    A position on the staff bounded by lines.

    In the treble clef, the third space of the staff is the C above Middle C.

  10. spaceverb

    To roam, walk, wander.

  11. spaceverb

    To set some distance apart.

  12. spaceverb

    To eject into outer space, usually without a space suit.

  13. spacenoun

    A set of points, each of which is uniquely specified by a set of coordinates; the number of coordinates specifying a point and the number of mutually perpendicular axes along which the coordinates lie are the same, and that is the number of dimensions of the space.

  14. spacenoun

    One's personal freedom to think or be oneself.

  15. spacenoun

    The state of mind one is in when daydreaming.

  16. spacenoun

    a generalized construct or set, the members of which have certain properties in common; often used in combination with the name of a particular mathematician

  17. spacenoun

    One of the five basic elements.

  18. spacenoun

    interval of time

  19. Etymology: From espace.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Spacenoun

    Etymology: spatium, Latin.

    Space is the relation of distance between any two bodies or points. John Locke.

    Oh, undistinguish’d space of woman’s wit!
    A plot upon her virtuous husband’s life,
    And the exchange my brother. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    This which yields or fills all space. John Milton.

    Pure space is capable neither of resistance nor motion. John Locke.

    Space and motion can never be actually infinite: they have a power only and a capacity of being increased without end; so that no space can be assigned so vast, but still a larger may be imagined; no motion so swift or languid, but a greater velocity or slowness may still be conceived. Richard Bentley.

    I would not be the villain that thou think’st
    For the whole space that’s in the tyrant’s grasp,
    And the rich East to boot. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    There was but two ways to escape; the one through the woods about ten miles space to Walpo. Richard Knolles.

    In such a great ruin, where the fragments are great and hard, it is not possible they should be so adjusted in their fall, but that they would lie hollow, and many unfilled spaces would be intercepted amongst them. Burnet.

    Measuring first with careful eyes
    The space his spear could reach, aloud he cries. Dryden.

    Nine times the space that measures day and night
    To mortal men, he with his horrid crew
    Lay vanquish’d, rolling in the fiery gulph,
    Confounded, though immortal. John Milton.

    In a lever the motion can be continued only for so short a space, as may be answerable to that little distance betwixt the fulciment and the weight. John Wilkins, Math. Mag.

    God may defer his judgments for a time, and give a people a longer space of repentance: he may stay ’till the iniquities of a nation be full; but sooner or later they have reason to expect his vengeance. John Tillotson, Sermons.

    The lives of great men cannot be writ with any tolerable degree of elegance or exactness, within a short space after their decease. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.

    Sith for me ye fight, to me this grace
    Both yield, to stay your deadly strife a space. Fairy Queen.

    Compassion quell’d
    His best of man, and gave him up to tears
    A space, ’till firmer thoughts restrain’d excess. John Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spacenoun

    extension, considered independently of anything which it may contain; that which makes extended objects conceivable and possible

  2. Spacenoun

    place, having more or less extension; room

  3. Spacenoun

    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

  4. Spacenoun

    quantity of time; an interval between two points of time; duration; time

  5. Spacenoun

    a short time; a while

  6. Spacenoun

    walk; track; path; course

  7. Spacenoun

    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

  8. Spacenoun

    the distance or interval between words or letters in the lines, or between lines, as in books

  9. Spacenoun

    one of the intervals, or open places, between the lines of the staff

  10. Spacenoun

    to walk; to rove; to roam

  11. Spacenoun

    to arrange or adjust the spaces in or between; as, to space words, lines, or letters

  12. Etymology: [OE. space, F. espace, from L. spatium space; cf. Gr. spa^n to draw, to tear; perh. akin to E. span. Cf. Expatiate.]


  1. Space

    Space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction. Physical space is often conceived in three linear dimensions, although modern physicists usually consider it, with time, to be part of a boundless four-dimensional continuum known as spacetime. In mathematics, "spaces" are examined with different numbers of dimensions and with different underlying structures. The concept of space is considered to be of fundamental importance to an understanding of the physical universe. However, disagreement continues between philosophers over whether it is itself an entity, a relationship between entities, or part of a conceptual framework. Debates concerning the nature, essence and the mode of existence of space date back to antiquity; namely, to treatises like the Timaeus of Plato, or Socrates in his reflections on what the Greeks called khora, or in the Physics of Aristotle in the definition of topos, or even in the later "geometrical conception of place" as "space qua extension" in the Discourse on Place of the 11th century Arab polymath Alhazen. Many of these classical philosophical questions were discussed in the Renaissance and then reformulated in the 17th century, particularly during the early development of classical mechanics. In Isaac Newton's view, space was absolute—in the sense that it existed permanently and independently of whether there were any matter in the space. Other natural philosophers, notably Gottfried Leibniz, thought instead that space was in fact a collection of relations between objects, given by their distance and direction from one another. In the 18th century, the philosopher and theologian George Berkeley attempted to refute the "visibility of spatial depth" in his Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision. Later, the metaphysician Immanuel Kant said neither space nor time can be empirically perceived, they are elements of a systematic framework that humans use to structure all experiences. Kant referred to "space" in his Critique of Pure Reason as being: a subjective "pure a priori form of intuition", hence it is an unavoidable contribution of our human faculties.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Space

    spās, n. extension as distinct from material substances: room: largeness: distance between objects: interval between lines or words in books: quantity of time: distance between two points of time: opportunity, leisure: a short time: interval.—v.t. to make or arrange intervals between.—ns. Spā′cer, one who, or that which, spaces: an instrument by which to reverse a telegraphic current, esp. in a marine cable, for increasing the speed of transmission: a space-bar; Space′-writ′er, in journalism, one paid for his articles according to the space they occupy when printed; Spā′cing, the act of dividing into spaces, placing at suitable intervals, as in printing, &c.: the space thus made: spaces collectively.—adj. Spā′cious, having large space: large in extent: roomy: wide.—adv. Spā′ciously.—n. Spā′ciousness. [Fr. espace—L. spatium; Gr. spān.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. space

    A medium like the land, sea, and air within which military activities shall be conducted to achieve US national security objectives.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. space

    A quantity or portion of extension; the interval between any two or more objects; as, the space between ranks.

Editors Contribution

  1. space

    A dimension in which we exist.

    Space is so varied e.g. internal space to live, time to focus and do something and the area of the atmosphere on planet earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020  

  2. space

    An area for a specific purpose.

    They always have space and time to play, laugh and have fun together.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

  3. space

    An infinite energy field that is connected to the universe and multiverse.

    Space is a facet of our lives and perception of our reality.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

  4. space

    An infinite reality.

    Space can be connected to our perception of our reality.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Space' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #797

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Space' in Written Corpus Frequency: #971

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Space' in Nouns Frequency: #297

Anagrams for Space »

  1. capes

  2. paces

  3. scape

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Space in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Space in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Space in a Sentence

  1. Novak Djokovic:

    I will probably understand more fully all these achievements when I retire and have a little more time and space.

  2. Sterling Smith:

    I would like to see more promoting of African-Americans and other minorities in the technology space, it's always more comforting to see other people at the table.

  3. Jared Holt:

    His role in the pro-Trump political space, connecting politicians, influencers, and activists, means that his words matter a great deal, what Alexander says, whether in jest or in earnest, has the potential to ripple across far-right communities and offer permission for bad behavior.

  4. Kirstjen Nielsen:

    [ F ] irst and foremost, it's just a lack of facilities, we're out of space unfortunately given all of the increase in numbers.

  5. Dana Rohrabacher:

    The space shuttle is the most effective device known to man for destroying dollar bills.

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