- space [spās]n.[ME < OFr espace < L spatium < IE base * spēi-, to flourish, expand, succeed > SPEED, L spes, hope, ON sparr, OE spær, thrifty]1.a) the three-dimensional, continuous expanse extending in all directions and containing all matter: variously thought of as boundless or indeterminately finiteb) OUTER SPACEc) the distance, expanse, or area between, over, within, etc. thingsd) area or room sufficient for or allotted to something [a parking space]2. an interval or period of time, often one of specified length☆ 3. reserved accommodations [to buy space on a ship ]☆ 4. room in a newspaper or magazine, or time on radio or TV, available for use by advertisers5. Informal independence, privacy, and freedom to follow one's own interests6. Math. a set of points or elements assumed to satisfy a given set of postulates (Ex.: space of one dimension is a line and of two dimensions is a plane)7. Music the open area between any two lines of a staff8. Printinga) a blank piece of type metal used to separate characters or wordsb) the area left vacant by this or by mechanical or electronic means on a printed or typed line9. Telegraphy an interval when the key is open, or not in contact, during the sending of a messageadj.of or pertaining to space, esp. to outer spacevt.spaced, spacingto arrange with space or spaces between; divide into or by spaces——————space outto insert more space between letters, words, or lines so as to extend to the required lengthspacern.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.