space


space
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noun
1 empty area
ADJECTIVE
large, vast, wide-open

She left a large space empty at the bottom of the page.

He loved the wide-open spaces of Australia.

adequate, ample, enough, sufficient

The new house has ample living space.

limited, little, small, tiny
narrow

the narrow space between the sofa and the wall

open
confined, enclosed

Avoid using the cleaner in a confined space.

available, free, vacant

The exhibition takes up most of the available space in the gallery.

I was looking for a free parking space.

blank, empty, white

Fill in the blank spaces in the table.

The page layout included plenty of white space.

storage
floor, roof, shelf, wall, etc.
crawl (AmE)

the crawl space under my house

living
office, work (usually workspace)

an open-plan workspace

interior
parking
personal, private

She moved out of the house because she wanted her own personal space.

physical
sacred
public, social
green

The inner residential areas don't have many green spaces.

urban
air (usually airspace)

The plane strayed into French airspace.

disk
ad (informal), advertising

The magazine is struggling to fill all its advertising space.

commercial, retail
exhibition, gallery
… OF SPACE
amount

a large amount of space

VERB + SPACE
fill, occupy
make use of, take up, use

The potted plants take up too much space.

share

He was sharing office space with a lawyer.

create, make, provide

They moved the sofa to make space for the piano.

waste
save
clear

We'd better clear a space for the new computer.

fill, fill in
compete for, fight for, jostle for

A motley collection of ornaments jostled for space on the crowded shelf.

stare into, stare off into

She sat there motionless, staring into space.

PREPOSITION
space between

the space between the bookshelves

PHRASES
be short of space, run short of space

I'm running short of disk space.

time and space

The writer lacked the time and space to develop his idea fully.

a waste of space (often figurative)

You are a pathetic waste of space!

2 vast area containing planets, stars, etc.
ADJECTIVE
deep
outer
VERB + SPACE
go into
SPACE + NOUN
exploration, programme/program, research, science
flight, tourism, travel
agency
mission

They intend to begin manned space missions next year.

capsule, probe, rocket, ship (usually spaceship), shuttle, station
PREPOSITION
in space

the first man in space

PHRASES
the depths of space, the edge of space

these wonderful pictures from the edge of space

space and time

the fabric of space and time

the vacuum of space
the vastness of space
3 period of time
ADJECTIVE
long
brief, short
two-second, ten-minute, etc.

The recording includes a five-second space between tracks.

breathing (figurative)

The extension of the deadline gives us a breathing space.

PREPOSITION
for the space of

The job holder will be on probation for the space of six months.

in the space of, within the space of

He fell asleep in the space of a few minutes.

space of

She returned to top-class tennis after a space of two years.

PHRASES
a space of time

They have achieved a great deal in a short space of time.

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verb
ADVERB
at intervals, equally, evenly, regularly

The nails should be spaced at regular intervals.

Make sure the posts are spaced evenly apart.

irregularly
closely
well, widely
apart, out

The fruits should be well spaced out so that they are not touching each other.

PREPOSITION
along

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