Meaning of SPACE in English

SPACE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a short space of time

They met and married within a short space of time .

ample room/space etc

She found ample room for her things in the wardrobe.

breathing space

This deal should give the company some extra breathing room before its loans are due.

cleared a space (= moved things so there was room )

Dad cleared a space in the garage for Jim’s tools.

empty space

an empty space behind the desk

evenly spaced

rows of evenly spaced desks

exhibition space (= space where exhibitions can be held )

The building provides 125,000 square metres of exhibition space in 12 halls.

fill...space

Numerous pictures fill every available space .

floor space (= a measure of how big a room or building is, based on the size of the floor )

The shop has 33,000 square feet of floor space.

gallery space (= area for displaying art )

She exhibited her work in the gallery space of the Institute of Art and Technology.

gazing into space (= looking straight in front, not at any particular person or thing )

Patrick sat gazing into space .

invasion of...personal space

She objected to this invasion of her personal space .

leave a space/gap etc

Leave the next two lines blank for the tutor’s comments.

Drivers should always leave room for cyclists.

living space (= the areas of a house you live in )

The house has 3,600 square feet of living space .

open spaces

open spaces such as parks and gardens

outer space

creatures from outer space from another planet

parking space/place/spot

I couldn’t find a parking space near the shops.

personal space

She objected to this invasion of her personal space .

shelf space

the amount of shelf space available

space bar

space cadet

space capsule

space probe

space rocket

a space rocket

space shuttle

space station

space tourist

space travel

Large rockets are used for space travel and exploration.

spaced out

space/time is at a premium

Foldaway furniture is the answer where space is at a premium.

stare into space (= look for a long time at nothing )

Jo's always lying on the sofa staring into space.

storage space/capacity (= space etc for keeping things in )

They moved to a house with lots of storage space.

take up space/room

old books that were taking up space in the office

the space age (= since vehicles were able to travel in space )

the space programme (= for sending vehicles into space )

He was involved in the Soviet space programme.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

breathing

If an interim order is made, what happens during the breathing space ?

At any rate, he now had a little breathing space .

This creates a breathing space between inner clothes and the waterproof outer skin; important when only thermals are being worn underneath.

This small breathing space had given her time to arrive at several important decisions.

Fortunately the Tories have bought a breathing space in which to sort out their policies.

Such a change can be positive, giving a breathing space and a chance not to become too fixed in outward images.

Were they given this breathing space it would give them a chance to be less edgy about Olwyn.

There is therefore plenty of breathing space for the teacher who wishes to use Streamline for a more personal approach.

empty

People spill back across the empty space of moonlight, and the dancers' faces merge with the crowd.

With downsizing and consolidation all the rage, owners are left with empty spaces and few choices in reusing them.

She saw an empty space on the walls and demanded to know where the picture was.

The air of empty spaces still lingered around her.

It is a closely-packed map with hardly a straight line or an empty space in it.

When he left, she stared at the empty space on the wall where his rosary beads had been.

There was just an empty space where my hatred had been.

In Masekela Langage, men and women sit vacantly, staring out into empty space .

extra

Newsagents across the country had cleared extra floor space for the 60,000 additional copies of the paper.

The extra space would be used for screenings and counseling services, and should be done by March.

If there is no room to add any extra counter space try importing a free-standing butcher-block worktop or a trolley or cart.

The extra space was to have been created when two floors of courtrooms were relocated to another new Civic Center building.

Loft conversion Not all homes can be converted to make extra space - particularly modern homes with trussed rafters.

Delete any extra spaces between the number and the comma. 11.

Those who want extra space and luxury try our new seven berth Moody 346, joining flotilla or sailing independently.

The tiny molecules of the salt fit into the spaces between the water molecules and do not take up extra space.

free

Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow Obviously, companies don't make money by handing out free Web space .

Admission is free , but space is limited.

Above him the sky swam greyly, suffocating the moon; the edge of the roof sailed free in space .

By so deftly invoking these and other contexts, Polanski opens up a free space .

Safeway wants to build a £15m supermarket with 700 free parking spaces , an application rejected by Darlington Borough Council last year.

Johnnie seemed mesmerized by a frigate bird set free in endless space .

Indeed, many of the ISPs will offer you a sizeable amount of free Web space .

The other sources of free Web space are the many providers of free email services.

green

Fewer still would argue that people did not need green spaces within their communities.

Other goals that were achieved included a vast increase in green space and a major expansion of the community college system.

I believe that total green belt space has doubled since 1979.

Distant trucks coming at us looked slow until they got parallel to us across the green space .

The purpose of the surveys is to expose consensus and conflicts about popular values for green spaces close to the city.

I liked the green spaces of Nam, too.

We will encourage more parks, gardens and green spaces .

The refinery's 175 hectares will be replaced by areas of parks and green spaces .

large

Take your surroundings into account so small pictures don't get lost in large spaces and large pints aren't too dominant.

This had required large spaces and much time, sometimes as long as six months.

The realistic novelist's world is a roomy one, large in space and time.

Holtz took him upstairs to see one of the large second-floor spaces that had once been used for wedding receptions.

Downing Square became a large open space , with the street reduced to a short approach road from Whitehall.

He rented a large space and hired several assistants.

He favours large spaces neutralised by white walls and is converting the gallery's ramp into a tunnel.

Asteroids, on the other hand, spread their collisional debris over the incomparably larger space of their orbit about the Sun.

living

Second, it may need to make itself distinct from other species with which it shares its living space .

Their works tended to be small-scale, mostly because they worked in cramped living spaces with scarce materials.

The living space is excellent with plenty of height and room inside.

Our clothes, living space and total environment all separated us from the outer world.

It was believed that this area offered more opportunities for conversion into convenient living space .

The new maisonettes have turned out to be the most unusual and attractive living spaces .

An island unit provides worksurface space and divides the cooking area from the living space.

Tokyo residents have to commute huge distances because building restrictions limit the living space available in the capital.

open

Alongside the Manchester Ship Canal there were open spaces suitable for large modern factories using imported raw materials.

The Apache used to call this the land of open spaces , little water, and many deer.

Expansion of population was often solved by sub-division of plots and infilling of open spaces , particularly markets.

It looked a lot like Dayton, Ohio, more open spaces than Dayton has.

Here there is a great deal of open space , no longer necessary for agriculture, and Cambridgeshire County Council was in favour.

The National Park Service will retain control of open spaces .

Conservationists believe that it will protect hundreds of thousands of acres of informal open space .

He ducked and spun to his left and sought the wide open spaces all the way to the end zone.

public

The streets and public spaces had to be seen to be safe, from both criminals and demonstrates.

Auburn Street from the assertive Lampoon Building in Cambridge, is the very model of a modern minor public space .

Must see it for myself in a public space .

He switched on the light, opened the door, and went into the dim public space .

In their opening up of public space , Baroque planners organized vast vistas in order to highlight central monumental features.

But in so doing they in effect abandoned these public spaces to criminals.

It is, for example, a public space and yet a private one too, as an extension of the adjacent buildings.

Television converts the courts into public space .

short

Life, for the short space of a few weeks, was better than she had ever known it.

In such a short space of time, he had plunged from the pinnacle of success to the depths of defeat.

It is of course an impossible task to examine the record of Marxism in such a short space as I have available.

That was an extraordinarily fine achievement in such a short space of time.

But dentists in the NorthEast said the delay had only given the profession a short breathing space .

I had to find out a lot of things about you in a short space of time.

The problem was more one of having to absorb a vast amount of information in a short space of time.

The problem is getting the material under control in order to reach ambitious learning goals in a short space of time.

small

The basement includes a 400-seat theatre, a smaller multi-use performance space and a conservation studio.

Eventually that contest was supplanted by a wonderfully violent game played in the same small space , but with a beach ball.

Despite the fact that it was October and cool in the mountains, the heat in the small space was stifling.

She would hide in small spaces , such as cupboards or ovens.

This small breathing space had given her time to arrive at several important decisions.

When there was nowhere to go in that infernally small space , one could always swivel in the other direction.

We will be living together in a very small space .

She moved in years ago, bumping her trunk and cursing softly as she struggled to fit everything into that small space .

wide

An urban lad, such wide open spaces made him feel exposed and uncomfortable.

One of his top front teeth is missing, and there are wide spaces between the others.

Next came a wider central space with a single box on one side only.

They were certainly the first means of crossing wide open spaces that are still vast and untamed, even today.

The emptiness of the deep can become the deserts and wide open spaces .

He ducked and spun to his left and sought the wide open spaces all the way to the end zone.

It has a wide space between it and the tiny, second dorsal fin.

Through a wide space in the planks he could see the ground below.

■ NOUN

agency

Current pay levels are already below those offered by other space agencies .

The space agency is using a phased approach.

In early July, the space agency will select one of the companies as its industrial partner for the X-33.

Despite serious technical obstacles, space agency officials are considering whether to launch a Jupiter space probe powered entirely by sunlight.

The space agency would have preferred to talk instead about its plans to explore Mars.

The space agency linked the problem to repairs made earlier that required the nozzles to be removed and replaced.

The space agency has decided to delay start of construction of the controversial project for as much as 11 months.

The space agency and its contractor switched supplies to comply with environmental regulations.

disk

However, it may sometimes be necessary to move one or other to a different device due to disk space limitations.

Because each film will take up a tremendous amount of computer disk space , only one will be available at a time.

What's more, with email everything you send and receive can be filed in a relatively small amount of disk space .

Additional disk space is a dollar or two per megabyte per month, depending on total amount.

Hard disk space required: 318k Registration brings: peace of mind!

Windows software is required, along with 12 megabytes of memory and 10 megabytes of disk space .

System requirements Browsers consume a lot of disk space , especially the full installations of Internet Explorer with all the added accessories.

Multimedia titles, digital photography and other things your kids get into will eat up hard disk space .

exploration

The museum's collection is vast, for it covers everything from windmills to space exploration .

Making that decision, alas, is an imperfect art, upon which the future of space exploration has long rested.

The visits are intended to facilitate cooperation between the two former Cold War rivals in future space exploration activities.

He became irregular in his sobriety and would launch into disconnected, hortatory speeches about such matters as space exploration .

The air bag landing scheme, designed to save money, had never been used in space exploration .

floor

By joining with Strawberries, Bloomberg said he gets four times the floor space for roughly the same occupancy costs.

The firm is also doubling its floor space as of June 15 when it adds adjacent offices in Marlborough to its plot.

How did mall stores battle back, saddled with higher rents, less floor space and lower volume than their competitors?

Screen: Arranging furniture inside, altering shape of usable floor space .

Dancers say tension between ballroom and line dancers who compete for dance floor space has existed for years.

The algae tanks were stacked so they took less than 8 square metres floor space .

Avoid monstrous gowns that take up more than your share of floor space .

office

The opportunity has also been taken to add office space on the ground floor by converting the arcade.

The company also plans to triple its office space next month in a move from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto.

Two buildings have four storeys devoted to office space and one underground level for parking.

In fact, this is one of the few markets in South Florida with plentiful contiguous office space available.

So far, a third of the office space in the first phase of eight buildings has been booked.

In October, Disney agreed to lease 140, 000 square feet of office space in the complex.

This grid-like effect is echoed elsewhere in the scheme - for example the beech-wood frames surrounded the cellular office spaces .

The majority of the Hughes assets are office space , Deering said.

parking

Fights erupted outside supermarkets as shoppers battled for parking spaces in desperate efforts to stock up with canned goods.

I pull briskly into our room parking space .

In addition to a ramp for wheelchairs, more disabled parking spaces are being provided.

Safeway wants to build a £15m supermarket with 700 free parking spaces , an application rejected by Darlington Borough Council last year.

He backed her out of the parking space , then drove towards the automatic garage doors.

I even found a legal parking space .

In Stuart Street I had a choice of parking spaces outside No. 9.

The driver sought out the agreed parking space which was as far away as possible from the canteen and shop complex.

shelf

Not much compared with a redundant commercial package wasting shelf space .

The spice war between Burns Philp and McCormick created a costly bidding war for shelf space that hurt both companies.

Like-for-like growth, which excludes the effects of new shelf space , hit 3.1 percent in the second half.

The idea was to capture the shelf space , lower prices, gain customers and then slowly ratchet prices back up.

His collected works, he said, probably fill four foot ten of shelf space .

By 1993, it consisted of 202 volumes and 131, 803 pages, taking up nineteen linear feet of shelf space .

Many obsolescence measures have been derived to assist librarians in calculating shelf space allocation for journals.

The closings reduced shelf space , which hurt record labels.

storage

K: There is no storage space anywhere.

Her theory is that a proliferation of culinary gadgets is putting pressure on kitchen storage space .

This will mean that the data requires more direct access storage space than a sequential file.

The place metamorphosed into storage space .

If storage space and seating are both at a premium, try building in boxes around the perimeter of the room.

These frequently stand vacant but provide an anchorage and storage space .

They effectively mark the bottom of the storage space for water in the Earth's crust.

It would be lost in obscurity, perhaps still being used as unofficial storage space by its neighboring furniture gallery.

travel

Many argue that the biological effects of lengthy space travel are the biggest imponderable.

Large rockets are used for space travel and exploration.

There is no doubt that the inhabitants once possessed space travel .

This would be the ideal method of long-distance space travel mentioned earlier.

At first, this form of space travel seemed possible.

Who predicted space travel and submarines years before they became a reality!

He says his new craft would revolutionise space travel .

This obviously raises great possibilities for space travel .

■ VERB

allow

This allows good use of space , but high winds compress the sides.

Remember, the review of literature section allows plenty of space for discussing the many facets of the problem and related research.

But she was allowed no space to think about it.

New approaches and a change of mood have allowed public spaces to be reclaimed, even at night.

The stairway was supported by four oak posts, allowing usable open space .

They allow economy of space , creating air rights over a surface.

In the past secret agreements allowed for breathing space , which by virtue of that very secrecy was only temporary.

What would I become if I allowed them their space ?

clear

Involuntarily she found herself going out on to the balcony for air, rather than clearing a space to sit.

They used to clear out space next to the M System store and people would come from all around.

Nanny Ogg had already cleared a space on the table for the green ball.

He eats most of his meals in the room, clearing a space on the desk, reading as he eats.

The first thing Louis did when he reached Aachen was to clear himself some political space .

When he returned she had cleared a space in the kitchen, had coffee ready.

Newsagents across the country had cleared extra floor space for the 60,000 additional copies of the paper.

Megaliths were smashed to make gate-posts or road-stone, blown up or pushed aside to clear space for the plough.

create

As you said, it's creating a space for discussing topics that really preoccupy people.

Again and again I heard how hard it was to create sufficient private space and distance from the child.

A special feature is a cantilevered bay window which is designed to create more space and to give plenty of natural light.

By holding off on both at least until next year, Clerides has created some diplomatic breathing space .

His remedy was to divide the garden with a wicker arch into two sections, to create an illusion of space .

He tends to create images of empty spaces , of objects in isolation.

But Horn had the sound, the remarkable ability to create epic spaces in ordinary songs.

The anchors create an air space so the posts are not in contact with the footing.

fill

Blood fills the space and clots, capillaries grow into the clot and form granulation tissue.

But a columnist will do anything to fill the space , though not without company.

Incidentally, direct a little light down behind the speaker: it fills the space behind him and makes him more three-dimensional.

Life has filled a space in the grove with wood reaching higher than I can.

The continents sit on shifting plates that form the outer crust of the Earth; and the oceans fill the spaces in between.

If Virginia Street seemed to stretch the material to fill the space , this second play seems to cram it in.

And there are, of course, numerous ideas and people able to fill that space .

Why fill up the space any sooner than necessary?

give

It gave an illusion of space and space meant freedom.

What to do? Give them space and time.

Imelda Marcos gave Christina Ford space in her tent.

It was as if the small restaurant suddenly gave him all the space he needed.

It is important for carers to give themselves some space , too.

Some wanted campsites on the coast, but were given spaces inland instead.

Swift himself gives some space to describing wedding festivities, though the bitter revelation is expected shortly.

Saville was given a lot of space and had a field day.

leave

If no additions are expected, ii is not necessary to leave space for that purpose.

This moves both the right and left margins in five spaces at a time.

It's hard to see how to begin with enough reality to generate action while leaving space for genuine doubt.

That leaves a wide-open space for new filmmakers to make more personal, humanistic cinema.

Pressure of time, leaving no space for relaxation and contemplation.

That means you have to leave space .

Since most tables are also used for dumping, leave space so that the arrangements aren't continually being disturbed.

With downsizing and consolidation all the rage, owners are left with empty spaces and few choices in reusing them.

need

You will need a pleat and space at each end of the heading for balance.

People do need solution space in which to learn new ways of doing things.

This juvenile Emperor Angel needs growing space and perfect water conditions.

We needed the added space for the contract work we do.

Active fish need more space , and produce more waste for your filter to deal with.

Just as men need space too.

Hornbills are big and demanding birds that need plenty of space , which is something most zoos don't have.

occupy

Women are not only the embodiment of heavenly qualities but can also aspire t find and occupy a heavenly space .

These files not only occupy space , but also may wind up causing conflicts with other programs down the line.

Although it occupies much space , it is very tiny.

Formerly, it occupied a smaller space a few blocks south on Spring Street.

Inside there were some long wooden huts which occupied almost all the space .

He also will begin work on the unit he plans to occupy and on ground-floor spaces .

Four semi-roundels occupy the spaces between the arms of the saltire.

As we used to say, and sometimes still do, she occupied her space .

park

You need permission to build parking space for a commercial vehicle.

Traffic was fine through the tunnel, but it still took me a while to get a parking space .

Meanwhile residents of Judenplatz complained that the construction would reduce parking space and affect business.

The idea is to reserve the precious parking spaces that car owners spend hours digging out of the snow.

The town centre is closed to traffic, but there is plenty of parking space just outside the walls.

Strassner said that could be considered if the overall number of parking spaces were reduced and no public money used.

There are plans for over 2,750 free parking spaces , whilst the prospects for public transport look less promising.

I informed Withers I would be needing my old parking space .

provide

Or you could line the walls with bookshelves from waist-level, with cupboards underneath to provide storage and serving space .

You have to find creative ways of providing the illusion of space in a price tag that more people can afford.

Local education authorities will contribute through staffing and clerical costs they may also provide office space and equipment, etc.

Osaka has already set the example, to provide space for the heavy industries attracted there by the huge reservoir of labour.

The institutional wards provided much more space than houses, but this space was often shared with large numbers of people.

Some provide space for respondents to write in their specific races.

Parks provide space for a whole range of events, from steam rallies to horse shows.

Brownie albums were provided , with spaces ready prepared for slotting in a sequence of the snapshots.

stare

Instead of tracing the pages with his finger as he usually did, he was staring vacantly into space .

Mrs James caught me staring into space twice even though the girl sitting next to me had nudged me in time.

In his study, Bernard Quex stared into space , pen motionless over his notepad.

When he left, she stared at the empty space on the wall where his rosary beads had been.

Chopra stared at the space station, trying to pick up the memories of a past age.

Robyn sat staring into space , her mind numb with shock and disbelief, total agonising disbelief.

Sometimes she sits in a lounge chair on the back porch and stares off into space .

watch

But will she be second on goal difference above Masham Reserves? Watch this space .

Seven-year-old Amy Collard captured the spirit of many who watched the space shuttle Challenger disintegrate in the Florida sky.

Currently undergoing a major expansion - watch this space for developments.

So watch this space , as they say.

Row defused? Watch this space .

Only time will tell, but it's looking good - watch this space for further details!

We very much hope to have the new materials ready before the end of 1991 - watch this space !

Coming up in the next issue - details of our latest recruit - Watch this space !

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a waste of space

Biological media is totally unnecessary and a waste of space.

It is a waste of space.

acres of space/room

money/time/space etc to play with

He had time for his garden, time to talk to his Stratford friends, time to play with his granddaughter Elizabeth.

Lennie knows he hasn't any time to play with if Boro are to stay in the big time.

Then it's time to play with the topper dinghies!

watch this space

As they say elsewhere ... watch this space.

Currently undergoing a major expansion - watch this space for developments.

Only time will tell, but it's looking good - watch this space for further details!

So watch this space, as they say.

Thanks for comin' everyone - and for the next big event watch this space!!.

We very much hope to have the new materials ready before the end of 1991 - watch this space!

We will indeed be publishing a picture of Goran in our Sweetspot section in a future issue so ... watch this space.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

space exploration

a parking space

Be sure to put two spaces between sentences.

Could you find me a space to store these boxes in?

Do you want me to go home and give you some space ?

I couldn't find an empty space in the car park.

I wish we had more space in our office.

In Judaism, God is not restricted by time and space .

London's parks and open spaces

Now calculate the exact position in space where the two lines meet.

Our apartment is small, and doesn't have much storage space .

Plant cells contain liquid in spaces called vacuoles.

Tens of thousands of acres of farmland are swallowed up each year by developers seeking living space for the city's fast-growing population.

The space between the old building and the Morgan mansion has been converted into a marble-paved court, with plantings and a fountain.

The cat was in the space between the refrigerator and the wall.

The children hid in the space between the wall and the sofa.

The city would be unbearable in the summer without its green spaces.

The story got very little space in the major newspapers.

The students were told to fill in the empty spaces with suitable adjectives.

the wide open spaces of the American West

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Because each film will take up a tremendous amount of computer disk space , only one will be available at a time.

Circulation space for vehicles should be reduced in favour of pedestrians and cyclists, with public transport benefiting from this and other favourable measures.

For this, it had to be given lungs, in the shape of open spaces, squares, parks and gardens.

Inspectors may have to climb ladders or many flights of stairs, or may have to crawl around in tight spaces.

It's a good idea if you can organise a space for each cat to call its own.

Most strikingly, the Daily Mirror almost halved its public-affairs coverage as a proportion of space in 1937 compared with 1927.

The air of empty spaces still lingered around her.

The new Computer Desk looks like a big, traditional desk yet features concealing spaces for electronic components.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

equally

The remaining half circle is then divided up by marking 180 equally spaced dashes along the circumference of the semicircle.

Make sure all four struts are equally spaced around circle.

For the anharmonic oscillator, then, the vibrational energy levels associated with a particular vibration are not equally spaced .

evenly

Such regular joint patterns appear to develop when the centres of contraction are evenly spaced .

The windows were clean, the bed was neatly made and his four chairs were set evenly spaced around the table.

It has 13 rounds evenly spaced , with two races in most months from April to September.

Press Y to select evenly spaced columns.

out

Now it is giving those of us on earth that spaced out feeling.

Others appeared to be more spaced out on the page.

Paperhouse are pretty spaced out too!

You know-we had Bilbo Baggins's parking space out here for years, until recently.

Horowitz had spoken quietly, the words spaced out .

But I was too spaced out .

Instead, males tend to be spaced out in territories, and they attract females to them by calling.

The pleats can be spaced out if preferred, needing approximately two and a half times fullness.

■ VERB

give

But it also gives them space to express themselves.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a waste of space

Biological media is totally unnecessary and a waste of space.

It is a waste of space.

acres of space/room

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

evenly spaced bulbs on the tunnel's inside walls

The three injections are spaced several months apart.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He saw no fire suppression, but scant brush and ample spacing of pines where wildfires regularly moved through the forests.

Particularly suitable for a woman who is spacing her pregnancies or who has completed her family, and for older women.

Several low rise hotels, backed by quiet citrus groves, are spaced around the half mile bay.

The pleats can be spaced out if preferred, needing approximately two and a half times fullness.

The pockets in the perfect grey limestone became smaller and more spaced, the footholds doubtful, sloping smears.

These ideal launch times are naturally spaced about 25. 6 months apart in time.

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