1 spaciousness, room, place, expanse, elbow-room, leeway, margin, latitude, play:
There was no space for another desk.
When the spaces are filled in, the puzzle is done.
3 interval, lapse, period, time, hiatus, lacuna, span, while, duration, extent, spell, stretch, pause, wait, intermission, gap, break, interruption:
After a short space we were home again.
4 accommodation, seat, berth, room, place:
Luckily, I got the last available space on the plane.
5 arrange, organize, array, set out, align, range, order, rank, lay out, measure (out):
Space the trees about eight feet apart.
1 empty area
large, vast, wide
She left a large space empty at the bottom of the page. He liked the wide open spaces of the Australian countryside.
| adequate, ample, enough, sufficient
The new flat has ample living space.
| limited, small, tiny | narrow
the narrow space between the sofa and the wall
| open | confined, enclosed
Avoid using the cleaner in a confined space.
This chisel is useful for getting into awkward spaces.
| available, free, vacant
The exhibition takes up most of the available space in the gallery. 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.
| living | storage | floor, roof, shelf, wall, etc. | office | parking | personal
She moved out of the house because she wanted her own personal space.
| private | public | green
The inner residential areas don't have many green spaces.
The plane strayed into French air space.
| disk | advertising
The magazine is struggling to fill all its advertising space.
| exhibition, gallery
VERB + SPACE
make use of, take up, use
The potted plants take up too much space.
| create, make
They moved the sofa to make space for the piano.
| waste | save | clear
We'd better clear a space for the new computer.
| fill (in) | jostle for
A motley collection of ornaments jostled for space on the crowded shelf.
| stare into
She sat there motionless, staring into space.
the space between the bookshelves
be/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.
2 vast area containing planets, stars, etc.
deep | outer
VERB + SPACE
SPACE + NOUN
exploration, programme, research, science | flight, travel | capsule, probe, rocket, ship
the first man in space
3 period of time
long | brief, short | 2-second, 10-minute, etc.
The recording includes a 5-second space between tracks.
The extension of the deadline gives us a breathing space.
for the ~ of
The job holder will be on probation for the space of six months.
| in/within the ~ of
He fell asleep in the space of a few minutes.
| ~ of
She returned to top-class tennis after a space of two years.
a space of time
They have achieved a great deal in a short space of time. verb
at intervals, equally, evenly, regularly
Telephone boxes are spaced at regular intervals along the motorway. Make sure the posts are spaced evenly apart.
| irregularly | closely | generously, well, widely | apart, out
The fruits should be well spaced out so that they are not touching each other.
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