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spacenoun

 us   /speɪs/

space noun (EMPTY PLACE)

[C/U] an empty place: [C] a parking/storage space [U] He was staring into space, seeing nothing. [C/U] Open space is land that has nothing built on it: [C] Out west there are lots of wide open spaces. art [C/U] In a painting, space is the appearance of depth even though the painting only has width and height.

space noun (BEYOND EARTH)

[U] the area beyond the atmosphere (= air) of the earth: space travel The rocket blasted off to outer space.

space noun (TIME)

[U] an amount of time: Within the space of three weeks, I felt much better.

spaceverb [T]

 us   /speɪs/

space verb [T] (ARRANGE DISTANCE)

to arrange the distance between things: Try to space the stitches evenly as you sew.

space verb [T] (ARRANGE TIME)

to arrange the time between things: The moves are spaced about eight to ten seconds apart.
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