from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Mathematics A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates.
- noun The infinite extension of the three-dimensional region in which all matter exists.
- noun The expanse in which the solar system, stars, and galaxies exist; the universe.
- noun The region of this expanse beyond Earth's atmosphere.
- noun An extent or expanse of a surface or three-dimensional area.
- noun A blank or empty area.
- noun An area provided for a particular purpose.
- noun Reserved or available accommodation on a public transportation vehicle.
- noun A period or interval of time.
- noun A little while.
- noun Sufficient freedom from external pressure to develop or explore one's needs, interests, and individuality.
- noun Music One of the intervals between the lines of a staff.
- noun Printing One of the blank pieces of type or other means used for separating words or characters.
- noun One of the intervals during the telegraphic transmission of a message when the key is open or not in contact.
- noun Blank sections in printed material or broadcast time available for use by advertisers.
- intransitive verb To organize or arrange with spaces between.
- intransitive verb To separate or keep apart.
- intransitive verb Slang To stupefy or disorient. Often used with out.
- intransitive verb To be or become stupefied or disoriented. Often used with out.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The clearance-space in a steam-engine cylinder between the head of the cylinder and the end of the piston when the crank is on its dead center.
- noun The difference between the readings of the mercurial thermometer when the temperature is rising and when it is falling, due in part to the change in the curvature of the meniscus and in part to the expansion of the bulb from the change in pressure of the vertical capillary column. The general effect is analogous to that of the dead motion of the micrometer-screw.
- noun Euclidean space.
- noun The general receptacle of things; room
- noun as a character of the universe
- noun as a cognition or psychological phenomenon
- noun as a mathematical system.
- noun The interval between any two or more objects, or between terminal points; distance; extent, as of surface: as, the space of a mile.
- noun The interval between two points of time; quantity of time; duration.
- noun A short time; a while.
- noun Hence, time in which to do something; respite; opportunity; leisure.
- noun A path; course (?).
- noun In printing, one of the blank types which separate the words in print. The thicknesses most used are one third, one fourth, and one fifth of the square body of the text-type.
- noun In musical notation, one of the degrees between the lines of the staff.
- noun In ornithology, an unfeathered place on the skin between pterylæ; an apterium, Coues, Key to N. A. Birds, p. 87.
- To move at large; expatiate.
- To set at intervals; put a space between; specifically, in printing, to arrange the spaces and intervals in or between so that there may be no obvious disproportion: as, to
spacea paragraph; to space words, lines, or letters.
- To divide into spaces.
- To measure by paces.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Extension, considered independently of anything which it may contain; that which makes extended objects conceivable and possible.
- noun Place, having more or less extension; room.
- noun A quantity or portion of extension; distance from one thing to another; an interval between any two or more objects.
- noun Quantity of time; an interval between two points of time; duration; time.
- noun rare A short time; a while.
- noun obsolete Walk; track; path; course.
- noun A small piece of metal cast lower than a face type, so as not to receive the ink in printing, -- used to separate words or letters.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
To imagine a space means nothing else than that we imagine an epitome of our space experience, i.e. of experience that we can have in the movement of rigid bodies.
We could also say «per decem pedēs», _for ten feet_, where the space relation is one of _extent of space_.
The space between these layers -- the _sub-arachnoid space_ -- is traversed by a network of fine fibrous strands, in the meshes of which the cerebro-spinal fluid circulates.
Inside the dura, and separated from it by a narrow space -- the _sub-dural space_ -- lies the
Mr. Dyer, that he confounded the idea of _space_ with that of _empty space_, and did not consider, that though space might be without matter, yet matter, being extended, could not be without space.
I don’t know – maybe because I grew up with space ships and that great promise to meet aliens someday that ’space porn’ still incredibly excites me.
I. iii.18 (165,3) till the diminution/Of space had pointed him sharp as my needle] _The diminution of space_, is _the diminution_ of which
And, America's interest in space is enough to warrant (through our elected officials) at 15 to 20 billion dollar budget a year.
“Having people in space is how we have come so far and have really been able to dominate space,” Hutchison said.
Having Americans in space is something you just accept.