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English definition of “space”

space

noun (EMPTY PLACE)    /speɪs/
A2 [C or U] an empty area that is available to be used: Is there any space for my clothes in that cupboard ? I've got to make (some) space for Mark's things. When the roads are wet , you've got to leave plenty of space between you and the car in front . The blank space at the end of the form is for your name . We found a parking space close to the museum . → See also airspaceSpace - general wordsAreas of land in general B2 [U] the area around everything that exists , continuing in all directions : He was absent-mindedly staring / gazing into space (= looking , but seeing nothing). Virtual reality gives us artificial worlds to explore , outside normal space and time .Space - general wordsAreas of land in general [U] the distance between a football , rugby , etc. player and any opposing players : If you give quality players that much space, they will punish you. open space land , especially in a town , that has no buildings on it: What I like about Cambridge is that there's so much open space. I love the wide open spaces (= large areas of countryside ) of central Australia .Space - general wordsAreas of land in general in/within a short space of time very soon : Within a short space of time you could be speaking perfect English !In the future and soon in/within the space of six weeks, three hours, etc. during a period of six weeks , three hours , etc.: It all happened in the space of ten minutes .Describing when something happened or will happen
(Definition of space noun (EMPTY PLACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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