1a continuous area or expanse which is free, available, or unoccupied:a table took up much of the space [count noun]:we shall all be living together in a small spacehe reversed out of the parking space
[count noun] an area of land which is not occupied by buildings:she had a love of open spaces
(also commercial space) an area rented or sold as business premises.
[count noun] a blank between printed, typed, or written words, characters, numbers, etc..
[count noun] Music each of the four gaps between the five lines of a stave.
2the dimensions of height, depth, and width within which all things exist and move:the work gives the sense of a journey in space and time
(also outer space) the physical universe beyond the earth’s atmosphere.
the near-vacuum extending between the planets and stars, containing small amounts of gas and dust.
Mathematics a mathematical concept generally regarded as a set of points having some specified structure.
3an interval of time (often used to suggest that the time is short considering what has happened or been achieved in it):both their cars were stolen in the space of three days
4the amount of paper used or needed to write about a subject:there is no space to give further details
pages in a newspaper, or time between television or radio programmes, available for advertising:it is the media person’s job to buy the press space or the TV or radio spots
5the freedom to live, think, and develop in a way that suits one:a teenager needing her own space
6 Telecommunications one of two possible states of a signal in certain systems.The opposite of mark1.
1 [with object] position (two or more items) at a distance from one another:the poles are spaced 3m apart
(in printing or writing) put blanks between (words, letters, or lines): (as noun spacing)the default setting is single line spacing
2 (be spaced out or chiefly North American space out) informal be or become euphoric or unaware of one’s surroundings, especially from taking drugs:I was so tired that I began to feel totally spaced outI kind of space out for a few minutes
watch this space
informal further developments are expected and more information will be given later:the results of the competition have still to come through—watch this space