Meaning of SPACE in English

n. & v.


1. a a continuous unlimited area or expanse which may or may not contain objects etc. b an interval between one, two, or three-dimensional points or objects (a space of 10 metres). c an empty area; room (clear a space in the corner; occupies too much space).

2 a large unoccupied region (the wide open spaces).

3 outer space.

4 an interval of time (in the space of an hour).

5 the amount of paper used in writing etc. (hadn't the space to discuss it).

6 a a blank between printed, typed, or written words, etc. b a piece of metal providing this.

7 Mus. each of the blanks between the lines of a staff.

1. set or arrange at intervals.

2 put spaces between (esp. words, letters, lines, etc. in printing, typing, or writing).

3 (as spaced adj.) (often foll. by out) sl. in a state of euphoria, esp. from taking drugs.

Phrases and idioms:

space age the era when space travel has become possible. space-bar a long key in a typewriter for making a space between words etc. space flight

1. a journey through space.

2 space travel. space out put more or wider spaces or intervals between. space probe PROBE n. 4. space rocket a rocket used to launch a spacecraft. space-saving occupying little space. space shuttle a rocket for repeated use esp. between the earth and a space station. space station an artificial satellite used as a base for operations in space. space-time (or space-time continuum) the fusion of the concepts of space and time, esp. as a four-dimensional continuum. space travel travel through outer space. space traveller a traveller in outer space; an astronaut. space vehicle SPACECRAFT. space walk any physical activity by an astronaut in space outside a spacecraft.


spacer n. spacing n. (esp. in sense 2 of v.).

Etymology: ME f. OF espace f. L spatium

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.