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English noun: space

1. space the unlimited expanse in which everything is located


SamplesThey tested his ability to locate objects in space.
The boundless regions of the infinite.


Synonymsinfinite


Broader (hypernym)attribute


Narrower (hyponym)absolute space, mathematical space, outer space, phase space, space, topological space


Part holonymaerospace, location

2. space (shape) an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)


SamplesThe architect left space in front of the building.
They stopped at an open space in the jungle.
The space between his teeth.


Broader (hypernym)amorphous shape, location


Narrower (hyponym)angle, cavity, compartment, crenel, crenelle, emptiness, enclosed space, enclosure, expanse, gap, hole, natural enclosure, opening, pleural space, pocket, subarachnoid space, swath, vacancy, vacuum, void

3. space (location) an area reserved for some particular purpose


SamplesThe laboratory's floor space.


Broader (hypernym)area, country


Narrower (hyponym)air space, airspace, crawl space, crawlspace, disc space, disk space, flies, key, no-parking zone, paint, parking space, parking zone, place, seat, separation, terreplein, workspace

4. space (location) any location outside the Earth's atmosphere


SamplesThe astronauts walked in outer space without a tether.
The first major milestone in space exploration was in 1957, when the USSR's Sputnik 1 orbited the Earth.


Synonymsouter space


Broader (hypernym)infinite, location, space


Part holonymdeep space, intergalactic space, interplanetary space, interstellar space


Part meronymaerospace

5. space (communication) a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing


SamplesHe said the space is the most important character in the alphabet.


Synonymsblank


Broader (hypernym)character, grapheme, graphic symbol

6. space (time) the interval between two times


SamplesThe distance from birth to death.
It all happened in the space of 10 minutes.


Synonymsdistance


Broader (hypernym)interval, time interval

7. space (communication) a blank area


SamplesWrite your name in the space provided.


Synonymsblank space, place


Broader (hypernym)area, expanse, surface area


Narrower (hyponym)indent, indentation, indention, indenture, margin


Part meronymform

8. space (communication) one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff


SamplesThe spaces are the notes F-A-C-E.


Broader (hypernym)area, expanse, surface area


Part meronymmusical notation, staff, stave

9. space (artifact) (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences


Synonymsquad


Broader (hypernym)type


Narrower (hyponym)hair space


Domain categoryprinting, printing process


English verb: space

1. space (motion) place at intervals


SamplesSpace the interviews so that you have some time between the different candidates.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set









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