Meaning of SPACE in English

■ noun

1》 a continuous area or expanse which is free or unoccupied.

↘a gap between printed or written words or characters.

↘pages in a newspaper, or time between broadcast programmes, available for advertising.

2》 the dimensions of height, depth, and width within which all things exist and move.

↘(also outer ~ ) the physical universe beyond the earth's atmosphere.

↘the near-vacuum extending between the planets and stars.

3》 an interval of time (indicating that the time is short): both cars were stolen in the ~ of a few hours.

4》 the freedom and scope to live and develop as one wishes.

5》 Mathematics a mathematical concept generally regarded as a set of points having some specified structure.

6》 Telecommunications one of two possible states of a signal in certain systems. The opposite of mark 1 .

■ verb

1》 position (items) at a distance from one another.

↘(in printing or writing) insert ~s between.

2》 ( be ~d out or chiefly N. Amer. ~ out ) informal be or become euphoric or disorientated, especially from taking drugs.


~r noun

spacing noun


ME: shortening of OFr. e~ , from L. spatium .

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