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space

  
  ( spaces    plural & 3rd person present)   ( spacing    present participle)   ( spaced    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-var   You use space to refer to an area that is empty or available. The area can be any size. For example, you can refer to a large area outside as a large open space or to a small area between two objects as a small space.  
Under the plan, bits of open space<endash10001fields, golf-course borders and small parks<endash10002will be preserved., ...cutting down yet more trees to make space for houses..., I had plenty of space to write and sew..., The space underneath could be used as a storage area..., List in the spaces below the specific changes you have made.     
2       n-var   A particular kind of space is the area that is available for a particular activity or for putting a particular kind of thing in.  
usu supp N  
...the high cost of office space..., Finding a parking space in the summer months is still a virtual impossibility...     
3       n-uncount   If a place gives a feeling of space, it gives an impression of being large and open.  
oft n of N  
Large paintings can enhance the feeling of space in small rooms...     
4       n-uncount   If you give someone space to think about something or to develop as a person, you allow them the time and freedom to do this.   (=room)  
You need space to think everything over...     
5       n-uncount   The amount of space for a topic to be discussed in a document is the number of pages available to discuss the topic.  
We can't promise to publish a reply as space is limited.     
6       n-sing   A space of time is a period of time.  
N of n  
They've come a long way in a short space of time...     
7       n-uncount   Space is the area beyond the Earth's atmosphere, where the stars and planets are.  
The six astronauts on board will spend ten days in space., ...launching satellites into space., ...outer space.     
8       n-uncount   Space is the whole area within which everything exists.  
The physical universe is finite in space and time.     
9       verb   If you space a series of things, you arrange them so that they are not all together but have gaps or intervals of time between them.  
Women once again are having fewer children and spacing them further apart...      V n adv/prep  
His voice was angry and he spaced the words for emphasis.      V n  
      Space out means the same as space., phrasal verb  
He talks quite slowly and spaces his words out...      V n P  
I was spacing out the seedlings into divided trays...      V P n (not pron)  
  spacing      n-uncount  
Generous spacing gives healthier trees and better crops.     
10   
    spacing  
    airspace  
    breathing space  
    outer space  
    personal space  
11    If you are staring into space, you are looking straight in front of you, without actually looking at anything in particular, for example because you are thinking or because you are feeling shocked.  
(staring) into space      phrase   PHR after v  
He just sat in the dressing-room staring into space...     


breathing space        ( breathing spaces    plural  ) A breathing space is a short period of time between two activities in which you can recover from the first activity and prepare for the second one.      n-var   (=respite)  
Firms need a breathing space if they are to recover...     
outer space     
Outer space is the area outside the earth's atmosphere where the other planets and stars are situated.      n-uncount  
In 1957, the Soviets launched Sputnik 1 into outer space.     
personal space  
1       n-uncount   If someone invades your personal space, they stand or lean too close to you, so that you feel uncomfortable.  
oft poss N  
2       n-uncount   If you need your personal space, you need time on your own, with the freedom to do something that you want to do or to think about something.  
oft poss N  
Self-confidence means being relaxed enough to allow your lover their personal space.     
space age   , space-age  
1       n-sing   The space age is the present period in the history of the world, when travel in space has become possible.  
the N  
2       adj   You use space-age to describe something that is very modern and makes you think of the technology of the space age.  
usu ADJ n   (=futuristic)  
...a space-age tower of steel and glass.     
space flight        ( space flights    plural  ) A space flight is a trip into space.      n-var  
She made her first and only space flight last September...     
space probe        ( space probes    plural  ) A space probe is a spacecraft with no people in it which is sent into space in order to study the planets and send information about them back to earth.      n-count  
space shuttle        ( space shuttles    plural  ) A space shuttle or a shuttle is a spacecraft that is designed to travel into space and back to earth several times.      n-count  
space station        ( space stations    plural  ) A space station is a place built for astronauts to live and work in, which is sent into space and then keeps going around the earth.      n-count  
space suit        ( space suits    plural  ) , spacesuit   A space suit is a special protective suit that is worn by astronauts in space.      n-count  
space walk        ( space walks    plural  ) When an astronaut goes on a space walk, he or she leaves the spacecraft and works outside it while floating in space.      n-count  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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n.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
[US] constraints on spending have forced the company to rethink its plans.
n.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
I wish I could live without constrains because I want to have more time to do what I want.
o.
A designate space or part space in cyberspace
[Tech.];[Leg.] designate space in cyberspace
adj.
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
n.
uppermost layer in Earth`s atmosphere; lies above the ionosphere and extends to the edge of interplanetary space
nm.
acronym of Lunar Module, little vehicle created especially to move on the moon during XXth century 's space conquest.
exp.
A virtual space created electronically exclusively occupant by cyber objects.
[Tech.]
n.
what remains of someone's life in cyber space after his or her death
[Tech.]

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