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Definition 1: the unlimited expanse in which everything is located - [noun denoting tops]

Samples where space or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for space in the sense of this definition

(space is a kind of ...) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

(... is a kind of space ) physical space independent of what occupies it

(... is a kind of space ) (physics) an ideal space in which the coordinate dimensions represent the variables that are required to describe a system or substance

"a multidimensional phase space"

(... is a kind of space ) (mathematics) any set of points that satisfy a set of postulates of some kind

"assume that the topological space is finite dimensional"

(... is a kind of space ) 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"

(space is a part of ...) a point or extent in space

(space is a part of ...) the atmosphere and outer space considered as a whole

Definition 2: (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for space in the sense of this definition

(space is a kind of ...) a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper

"he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up"

(... is a kind of space ) (printing) the narrowest of the spaces used to separate words or letters

(space belongs to category ...) reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication

Definition 3: a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where space or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for space in the sense of this definition

(space is a kind of ...) a written symbol that is used to represent speech

"the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"

Definition 4: a blank area - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where space or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • write your name in the space provided

Synonyms for space in the sense of this definition

(space is a kind of ...) the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary

"the area of a rectangle" "it was about 500 square feet in area"

(... is a kind of space ) the blank space that surrounds the text on a page

"he jotted a note in the margin"

(... is a kind of space ) the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line

(... is part of space) a printed document with spaces in which to write

"he filled out his tax form"

Definition 5: one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where space or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E

(space is a kind of ...) the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary

"the area of a rectangle" "it was about 500 square feet in area"

(... is part of space) (music) notation used by musicians

(... is part of space) (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written

Definition 6: an area reserved for some particular purpose - [noun denoting location]

Samples where space or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the laboratory's floor space

(space is a kind of ...) a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

"it was a mountainous area" "Bible country"

(... is a kind of space ) level space where heavy guns can be mounted behind the parapet at the top of a rampart

(... is a kind of space ) a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)

"he booked their seats in advance" "he sat in someone else's place"

(... is a kind of space ) the space where a division or parting occurs

"he hid in the separation between walls"

(... is a kind of space ) a space where an automobile can be parked

(... is a kind of space ) a space where automobiles are not allowed to park

(... is a kind of space ) (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court

"he hit a jump shot from the top of the key" "he dominates play in the paint"

(... is a kind of space ) (theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)

(... is a kind of space ) (computer science) the space available on a magnetic disk

(... is a kind of space ) low space beneath a floor of a building; gives workers access to wiring or plumbing

(... is a kind of space ) the space in the atmosphere immediately above the earth

(... is a kind of space ) space allocated for your work (as in an office)

Definition 7: any location outside the Earth's atmosphere - [noun denoting location]

Samples where space or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for space in the sense of this definition

(space is a kind of ...) a point or extent in space

(space is a kind of ...) the unlimited expanse in which everything is located

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

(space is a part of ...) the part of outer space within the solar system

(space is a part of ...) the space between stars

(space is a part of ...) the space between galaxies

"the Milky Way travels through intergalactic space"

(space is a part of ...) any region in space outside the solar system

(... is part of space) the atmosphere and outer space considered as a whole

Definition 8: an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things) - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where space or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the architect left space in front of the building
  • they stopped at an open space in the jungle
  • the space between his teeth

(space is a kind of ...) a point or extent in space

(space is a kind of ...) an ill-defined or arbitrary shape

(... is a kind of space ) space that is surrounded by something

(... is a kind of space ) an unoccupied space

(... is a kind of space ) an empty area or space

"the huge desert voids" "the emptiness of outer space" "without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum"

(... is a kind of space ) the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians

(... is a kind of space ) the space created by the swing of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine

(... is a kind of space ) an open or empty space in or between things

"there was a small opening between the trees" "the explosion made a gap in the wall"

(... is a kind of space ) a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky

(... is a kind of space ) a naturally enclosed space

(... is a kind of space ) a space in the meninges beneath the arachnoid membrane and above the pia mater that contains the cerebrospinal fluid

(... is a kind of space ) the small potential space between the parietal and visceral layers of the pleura

(... is a kind of space ) a notch or open space between two merlons in a crenelated battlement

(... is a kind of space ) a space into which an area is subdivided

(... is a kind of space ) (bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins behind it on the right or left

"the ball hit the pocket and gave him a perfect strike"

Definition 9: the interval between two times - [noun denoting time]

Samples where space or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for space in the sense of this definition

(space is a kind of ...) a definite length of time marked off by two instants

Definition 10: place at intervals - [verb of motion]

Samples where space or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(space is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

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