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Space    : [sp'es]
Space \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.
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Pure space is capable neither of resistance nor
motion. --Locke.
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2. Place, having more or less extension; room.
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They gave him chase, and hunted him as hare;
Long had he no space to dwell [in]. --R. of
Brunne.
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While I have time and space. --Chaucer.
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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.
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Put a space betwixt drove and drove. --Gen. xxxii.
16.
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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.
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Nine times the space that measures day and night.
--Milton.
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God may defer his judgments for a time, and give a
people a longer space of repentance. --Tillotson.
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5. A short time; a while. [R.] "To stay your deadly strife a
space." --Spenser.
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6. Walk; track; path; course. [Obs.]
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This ilke [same] monk let old things pace,
And held after the new world the space. --Chaucer.
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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, on a
computer screen, etc.
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Note: Spaces are of different thicknesses to enable the
compositor to arrange the words at equal distances from
each other in the same line.
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8. (Mus.) One of the intervals, or open places, between the
lines of the staff.
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9. that portion of the universe outside the earth or its
atmosphere; -- called also {outer space}.
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{Absolute space}, {Euclidian space}, etc. See under
{Absolute}, {Euclidian}, etc.

{deep space}, the part of outer space which is beyond the
limits of the solar system.

{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.
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Space \Space\, v. i. [Cf. OF. espacier, L. spatiari. See
{Space}, n.]
To walk; to rove; to roam. [Obs.]
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And loved in forests wild to space. --Spenser.
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Space \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.
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space
n 1: the unlimited expanse in which everything is located; "they
tested his ability to locate objects in space"; "the
boundless regions of the infinite" [synonym: {space},
{infinite}]
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"
3: an area reserved for some particular purpose; "the
laboratory's floor space"
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" [synonym: {outer space}, {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" [synonym: {space}, {blank}]
6: the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to
death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes" [synonym:
{distance}, {space}]
7: a blank area; "write your name in the space provided" [synonym:
{space}, {blank space}, {place}]
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"
9: (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for
spacing between words or sentences [synonym: {quad}, {space}]
v 1: place at intervals; "Space the interviews so that you have
some time between the different candidates"

354 Moby Thesaurus words for "space":
3-D, CAT, accommodation, aerospace, aerosphere, aesthetic distance,
air hole, air pocket, airspace, alien, align, allocate, allot,
amount, ample scope, amplitude, aperture, apportion, area, arrange,
array, astronomical unit, bar, bar line, belt, berth, bit, blank,
blank check, brace, breadth, break, broaching, bump, burden,
caesura, caliber, capacity, carte blanche, cavity, ceiling,
celestial spaces, chaos, chasm, check, chronology, clearance,
clearing, cleft, collocate, compass, compose, confines, content,
continental shelf, continuity, cordage, corridor, cosmic space,
country, crack, crosswind, cubic, cut, day, deal, deal out,
deep space, degree, department, depths of space, dimensional,
disclosure, discontinuity, dispart, dispose, distance,
distance between, distribute, district, divergence, division,
double space, duration, duree, elbowroom, em, em quad, em space,
empty space, en, en quad, en space, environs, ether space, expanse,
expansion, extent, exterrestrial, extramundane, extrasolar,
extraterrene, extraterrestrial, farness, fateful moment,
favorable wind, fenestra, field, fistula, five-em space, fix, flat,
fog, fontanel, foramen, four-em space, fourth-dimensional,
free course, free hand, free play, free scope, freeboard, front,
full scope, full swing, gap, gape, gat, grade, ground, gulf,
hair space, half space, head wind, heartland, height, hiatus,
high-pressure area, hinterland, hole, hollow, hour, infinity,
inlet, instant, interim, intermediate space, intermission,
interruption, interspace, interstellar space, interstice, interval,
ionosphere, jetstream, jump, juncture, justification space,
justifying space, kairos, keep apart, lacuna, land, lapse,
lastingness, latitude, lay out, laying open, leak, leap,
ledger line, leeway, length, level, light-year, light-years, limit,
line, line up, long rope, low-pressure area, make a space,
maneuvering space, margin, mark, marshal, measure, measure out,
metagalactic space, mileage, milieu, minute, moment,
moment of truth, neighborhood, no holds barred, notch, nuance,
ocean of emptiness, offshore rights, open space, opening,
opening up, order, organize, orifice, otherworldly, outer space,
outlet, overcast, parcel out, parsec, parsecs, part, parts, pas,
passageway, patent space, pause, peg, period, perspective, piece,
pitch, place, plane, plateau, play, pocket, point, pore, poundage,
precincts, pregnant moment, premises, pressureless space,
proportion, proportional, psychological moment, psychological time,
purlieus, quad, quadrat, quantity, quarter, rally, range, rank,
ratio, reach, regiment, region, remoteness, remove, room, rope,
roughness, round, rung, salient, scale, scope, sea room, season,
seat, section, separate, separation, set apart, set at intervals,
set out, shade, shadow, single space, slot, slug, soil, soup,
space between, space out, space-time, spaceband, spaciousness,
span, spatial, spatiotemporal, spell, spherical, split, spread,
staff, stage, stair, standard, stave, step, stereoscopic, stint,
stoma, stowage, stratosphere, stretch, stride, substratosphere,
superficial, surface, swing, tail wind, tense, term, terrain,
territory, the future, the past, the present, the void,
the void above, thick space, thin space, three-dimensional,
three-mile limit, throwing open, tide, time, time interval,
time lag, timebinding, tolerance, tonnage, transcendental,
transmundane, tread, tropopause, troposphere, trough, turbulence,
twelve-mile limit, two-dimensional, uncorking, unstopping,
vicinage, vicinity, visibility, visibility zero, volume,
volumetric, wait, way, ways, whet, while, wide berth, yawn, zone



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