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space

 
 
pronunciation:
speIs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
phrases:
space out
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the three-dimensional expanse that contains the earth and everything beyond it.
Earth is a planet in space.
synonyms:
cosmos, universe
definition 2: the area of the universe lying outside the earth's atmosphere and containing the stars, galaxies, and solar systems; outer space.
The rocket was sent into space.The mobile robot was sent to explore other planets in space.
 
synonyms:
cosmos, ether, outer space
definition 3: an empty area or place.
It's a small apartment but we found a space for everything.There is not enough space in the closet for all this sports equipment.
synonyms:
distance, opening, room
similar words:
blank, clear, gap, gape, vacancy
definition 4: a two-dimensional area or expanse.
I'm going to put a garden in that space over there.
synonyms:
area, room
definition 5: a period of time.
I got two phone calls in the space of five minutes.
synonyms:
period, spell, stretch
similar words:
room
definition 6: an area designated for a particular use.
Fill in the spaces on this form.We each have our own parking spaces at the office.
synonyms:
place, spot
similar words:
position
definition 7: a place or seat.
Are there any spaces left on the bus?
synonyms:
place, room, seat, spot
definition 8: the empty place between printed words.
You need to delete the extra space between those two words.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spaces, spacing, spaced
definition 1: to arrange the spacing or spaces of.
The chairs were spaced so far apart that it was hard to talk with each other.
similar words:
arrange, array, distribute, line up, order, organize, place, range, rank, set
definition 2: to divide or keep separate.
synonyms:
divide, separate
similar words:
part, split up, spread
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phrase: space out
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to space.
synonyms:
spatial
definition 2: pertaining to the area of the universe lying outside the earth's atmosphere.
similar words:
astral, celestial, empyreal, empyrean, ethereal, extraterrestrial, sidereal, stellar, supernal
derivation: spacer (n.)
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  • spacecraft:
    a vehicle for traveling in space.
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