Meaning of “space” - Learner’s Dictionary

space

noun uk us /speɪs/
EMPTY AREA [ C, U ]

A2 an empty area that is available to be used:

a parking space
We need more open spaces for children to play in.
There wasn't enough space for everyone.
[ + to do sth ] We don't have the space to store it all.
OUTSIDE EARTH [ U ]

B1 the area outside the Earth:

They plan to send another satellite into space.
space travel
in the space of six weeks/three hours, etc

during a period of six weeks/three hours, etc:

It all happened in the space of 10 minutes.
→ See also breathing space , outer space

(Definition of “space noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)