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space


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Space  \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  conceivable 
  and  possible. 
 
  Pure  space  is  capable  neither  of  resistance  nor 
  motion.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  Place  having  more  or  less  extension;  room 
 
  They  gave  him  chase,  and  hunted  him  as  hare;  Long 
  had  he  no  space  to  dwell  [in].  --R.  of 
  Brunne 
 
  While  I  have  time  and  space.  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  A  quantity  or  portion  of  extension;  distance  from  one 
  thing  to  another;  an  interval  between  any  two  or  more 
  objects;  as  the  space  between  two  stars  or  two  hills;  the 
  sound  was  heard  for  the  space  of  a  mile. 
 
  Put  a  space  betwixt  drove  and  drove.  --Gen.  xxxii 
  16. 
 
  4.  Quantity  of  time;  an  interval  between  two  points  of  time; 
  duration;  time.  ``Grace  God  gave  him  here  this  land  to 
  keep  long  space.''  --R.  of  brunne 
 
  Nine  times  the  space  that  measures  day  and  night. 
  --Milton. 
 
  God  may  defer  his  judgments  for  a  time,  and  give  a 
  people  a  longer  space  of  repentance.  --Tillotson. 
 
  5.  A  short  time;  a  while  [R.]  ``To  stay  your  deadly  strife  a 
  space.''  --Spenser. 
 
  6.  Walk;  track;  path;  course.  [Obs.] 
 
  This  ilke  [same]  monk  let  old  things  pace,  And  held 
  after  the  new  world  the  space.  --Chaucer. 
 
  7.  (print.) 
  a  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. 
  b  The  distance  or  interval  between  words  or  letters  in 
  the  lines,  or  between  lines,  as  in  books. 
 
  Note:  Spaces  are  of  different  thicknesses  to  enable  the 
  compositor  to  arrange  the  words  at  equal  distances  from 
  each  other  in  the  same  line 
 
  8.  (Mus.)  One  of  the  intervals,  or  open  places,  between  the 
  lines  of  the  staff. 
 
  {Absolute  space},  {Euclidian  space},  etc  See  under 
  {Absolute},  {Euclidian},  etc 
 
  {Space  line}  (Print.),  a  thin  piece  of  metal  used  by  printers 
  to  open  the  lines  of  type  to  a  regular  distance  from  each 
  other  and  for  other  purposes;  a  lead.  --Hansard. 
 
  {Space  rule}  (Print.),  a  fine,  thin,  short  metal  rule  of  the 
  same  height  as  the  type  used  in  printing  short  lines  in 
  tabular  matter. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Space  \Space\,  v.  i.  [Cf.  OF  espacier,  L.  spatiari  See 
  {Space},  n.] 
  To  walk;  to  rove;  to  roam.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  loved  in  forests  wild  to  space.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  space 
  n  1:  the  unlimited  3-dimensional  expanse  in  which  everything  is 
  located;  "they  tested  his  ability  to  locate  objects  in 
  space" 
  2:  (mathematics)  any  set  of  points  that  satisfy  a  set  of 
  postulates  of  some  kind  "assume  the  vector  space  is 
  finite  dimensional"  [syn:  {topological  space}] 
  3:  an  empty  area  (usually  bounded  in  some  way  between  things); 
  "the  architect  left  space  in  front  of  the  building";  "they 
  stopped  at  an  open  space  in  the  jungle";  "the  space 
  between  his  teeth" 
  4:  an  area  reserved  for  some  particular  purpose;  "the 
  laboratory's  floor  space" 
  5:  any  region  in  space  outside  the  Earth's  atmosphere;  "the 
  astronauts  walked  in  space  without  a  tether"  [syn:  {outer 
  space}] 
  6:  a  blank  character  used  to  separate  successive  words  in 
  writing  or  printing;  "he  said  the  space  is  the  most 
  important  character  in  the  alphabet"  [syn:  {blank}] 
  7:  the  interval  between  two  times;  "the  distance  from  birth  to 
  death";  "it  all  happened  in  the  space  of  10  minutes"  [syn: 
  {distance}] 
  8:  a  blank  area;  "write  your  name  in  the  space  provided"  [syn: 
  {blank  space},  {place}] 
  9:  one  of  the  areas  between  or  below  or  above  the  lines  of  a 
  musical  staff;  "the  spaces  are  the  notes  F-A-C-E" 
  10:  (printing)  a  block  of  type  without  a  raised  letter;  used  for 
  spacing  between  words  [syn:  {quad}] 
  v  :  place  at  intervals;  "Space  the  interviews  so  that  you  have 
  some  time  between  the  different  candidates" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  space 
 
    The  space  character,  {ASCII}  32. 
 
  See  {octal  forty}. 
 
 




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