space1 [ speıs ] noun ***
▸ 1 empty/available area
▸ 2 area for purpose
▸ 3 beyond atmosphere
▸ 4 area everything is in
▸ 5 time and freedom
▸ 6 in writing/print
▸ 7 space for publishing something
▸ 8 period of time
1. ) count or uncount an empty or available area:
We replaced the bathtub with a shower to create more space.
Every space on the walls is covered with pictures.
a confined/limited/enclosed space (=a small space): Their voices sounded loud in the confined space.
space for: The nursery has space for 48 children.
a ) uncount COMPUTING the area that is available on a computer for storing information:
These applications don't take up huge amounts of hard disk space.
b ) count or uncount an area of land where there are no buildings:
What we really need is more green spaces in cities.
open space: policies to protect, enhance, and create open space
c ) count an empty area between things: GAP:
Leave a space of about two feet.
space between: You can grow seeds in the spaces between the plants.
d ) uncount an area that exists in a particular part of a building:
a two-story building with 3,000 square feet of floor space
2. ) count or uncount an area used for a particular purpose:
a parking space
I only have a small working space.
3. ) uncount the whole of the universe outside the Earth's atmosphere:
man's ventures into space
a space mission
in space: The crew have been living in space for over three months.
outer space: visitors from outer space
4. ) uncount the area in which everything exists:
The idea that space and time were curved was still controversial.
the changing positions of objects in three-dimensional space
5. ) uncount time and freedom to do things how and when you want, especially in your relationships with other people:
The children were given little personal space or privacy.
6. ) count a place on a form where you write something:
Write your name and address in the spaces below.
a ) the width of one letter of the alphabet when you are typing:
Move the cursor two spaces to the right.
b ) an empty area that you leave between words, lines, or paragraphs:
Leave one line space between the paragraphs.
7. ) uncount the amount of space that is available for publishing something such as an article or advertisement:
Newspapers also make money from selling advertising space.
8. ) singular a period of time:
space of time: It was an amazing achievement in such a short space of time.
in/within the space of: In the space of 36 hours, I had traveled halfway around the world.
look/stare into space
to look in front of you for a long time without seeing the things that are there because you are thinking about something else:
He sat quietly for a while, staring into space.
space 2 [ speıs ] verb
1. ) space or space out transitive to arrange objects, events, activities, etc. so that they are a particular time or distance apart:
Space your workouts two days apart to avoid sore muscles.
Bean plants should be spaced three inches apart.
2. ) space or space out intransitive AMERICAN INFORMAL to not pay attention to someone or something because you are thinking, tired, bored, etc.:
Say that again please, I spaced for a minute.
3. ) transitive AMERICAN INFORMAL to forget to do something:
I completely spaced that math assignment!

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Space — is the extent within which matter is physically extended and objects and events have positions relative to one another [ [ 9068962/space Britannica Online Encyclopedia: Space] ] . Physical space is often… …   Wikipedia

  • Space — • The idea of space is one of the most important in the philosophy of the material world; for centuries it has preoccupied and puzzled philosophers and psychologists Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Space     Space …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • space — [speɪs] noun 1. [uncountable] the area or amount of room in a newspaper, magazine etc that is used for a particular subject ˈadvertising ˌspace [uncountable] MARKETING somewhere that advertising is placed or shown: • He hopes to make money by… …   Financial and business terms

  • Space — (sp[=a]s), n. [OE. space, F. espace, from L. spatium space; cf. Gr. spa^n to draw, to tear; perh. akin to E. span. Cf. {Expatiate}.] 1. Extension, considered independently of anything which it may contain; that which makes extended objects… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Space — Жанры спэйс синтипоп спэйс диско Годы 1977 1981 с 1990 по настоящее время …   Википедия

  • Space — (engl. „Raum“, „Weltraum“) steht für: eine englische Bezeichnung auf Tastaturen für das Leerzeichen Space (französische Band), eine französische Musikgruppe des Instrumental Pop aus den 1970er Jahren Space (britische Band), eine britische Indie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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… …   English World dictionary

  • Space — puede referirse a: Space, un canal de televisión latinoamericano; Space, episodio de la serie de televisión Los Expedientes X; Space: 1889, un juego de rol; o Space: 1999, una novela de ciencia ficción. Véase también Espacio (desambiguación)… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Space — Space, v. i. [Cf. OF. espacier, L. spatiari. See {Space}, n.] To walk; to rove; to roam. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And loved in forests wild to space. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Space — Space, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spaced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spacong}.] [Cf. F. espacer. See {Space}, n.] (Print.) To arrange or adjust the spaces in or between; as, to space words, lines, or letters. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Space.NK — Space.NK.apothecary is a British cosmetics retailer started by Nicky Kinnaird in Covent Garden, London, in 1993. Company background Space NK offers beauty products from specialists around the world. Currently operating 53 stores throughout the UK …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”