space [spās]
[ME < OFr espace < L spatium < IE base * spēi-, to flourish, expand, succeed > SPEED, L spes, hope, ON sparr, OE spær, thrifty]
a) the three-dimensional, continuous expanse extending in all directions and containing all matter: variously thought of as boundless or indeterminately finite
c) the distance, expanse, or area between, over, within, etc. things
d) area or room sufficient for or allotted to something [a parking space]
2. an interval or period of time, often one of specified length
3. reserved accommodations [to buy space on a ship ]
4. room in a newspaper or magazine, or time on radio or TV, available for use by advertisers
5. Informal independence, privacy, and freedom to follow one's own interests
6. Math. a set of points or elements assumed to satisfy a given set of postulates (Ex.: space of one dimension is a line and of two dimensions is a plane)
7. Music the open area between any two lines of a staff
8. Printing
a) a blank piece of type metal used to separate characters or words
b) the area left vacant by this or by mechanical or electronic means on a printed or typed line
9. Telegraphy an interval when the key is open, or not in contact, during the sending of a message
of or pertaining to space, esp. to outer space
spaced, spacing
to arrange with space or spaces between; divide into or by spaces
space out
to insert more space between letters, words, or lines so as to extend to the required length

English World dictionary. . 2014.