(noun, verb)


1. the unlimited expanse in which everything is located

- they tested his ability to locate objects in space

Similar word(s): infinite

Definition categories: general, attribute

2. 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

Definition categories: shape, location

3. an area reserved for some particular purpose

- the laboratory's floor space

Definition categories: location, area, country

4. 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

Definition categories: location, infinite, space

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

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

Similar word(s): blank

Definition categories: communication, character, graph, grapheme

6. the interval between two times

- it all happened in the space of 10 minutes

Similar word(s): distance

Definition categories: time, interval

7. a blank area

- write your name in the space provided

Similar word(s): place

Definition categories: communication, area, expanse

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

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

Definition categories: communication, area, expanse

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

Similar word(s): quad

Definition categories: man–made, type

Sentences with space as a noun:

- Functional analysis is best approached through a sound knowledge of Hilbert space theory.

- innovation in the browser space


1. place at intervals

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

Definition categories: motion, lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Sentences with space as a verb:

- Faye had spaced the pots at 8-inch intervals on the windowsill.

- The cities are evenly spaced.

- This paragraph seems badly spaced.

- The captain spaced the traitors.