Space - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |speɪs|  American pronunciation of the word space
Brit.  |speɪs|  British pronunciation of the word space


- the unlimited expanse in which everything is located(syn: infinite)
- an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
- an area reserved for some particular purpose
- any location outside the Earth's atmosphere
- a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing(syn: blank)
- the interval between two times(syn: distance)
- a blank area(syn: place)
- one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff
- (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences (syn: quad)


- place at intervals


There's still some space for a bookshelf.

The space behind the couch

Is there space in the cabinet for these dishes?

There's not much empty space.

He moved the books to create more space on his desk.

Those old boxes take up a lot of space.

The magazine devotes a lot of space to advertising.

She has a space between her front teeth.

There isn't much space between our houses.

The wide open spaces of the western U.S.

Space the seedlings about six inches apart.

He spaces his albums so that he puts one out every two to three years.

They spaced the births of their three children two years apart.

We waited for the space of some minutes.

This problem should be solved within a short space of time.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: space
he/she/it: spaces
present participle: spacing
past tense: spaced
past participle: spaced
singular: space
plural: spaces
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