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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.


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.


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.


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


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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