space

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
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n. expanse (see space); outer space, interplanetary, intergalactic, etc. space (see universe). —v. t. space out, separate, distance.
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Expanse in all directions
Nouns
1. space, extension, extent, superficial extent, area, expanse; sphere, range, latitude, field, way, expansion, compass, gamut, sweep, play, swing, spread, capacity, stretch; open or free space; void, emptiness; waste, wild, wilderness, wide open spaces; moor, prairie, campagna, champaign; abyss, unlimited space, infinity, universe, creation; space-time [continuum] (see time); heavens, sky; interplanetary space; length and breadth of the land.
2. room, scope, spare room, elbow room; margin; leeway, headway. Slang, room to swing a cat.
3. proportions, dimensions, acreage, acres, breadth, width; squareinches, feet, yards, etc. See length, measurement, size, time.
Verbs — extend, reach, stretch, cover, spread, sweep, range; give or make room or way, open up [on].
Adjectives — spatial; spacious, roomy, commodious, extensive, expansive, capacious, ample; widespread, vast, worldwide, uncircumscribed; unlimited, endless; infinite, universal; boundless, unbounded, shoreless, trackless, pathless, bottomless.
Adverbs — extensively, wherever; everywhere; far and near, far and wide, right and left, all over, all the world over; throughout the world; under the sun, in every quarter, in all quarters, in all lands; here, there, and everywhere; from pole to pole, from end to end; on the face of the earth, in the wide world, from all points of the compass, to the four winds, to the uttermost parts of the earth; infinitely, ad infinitum.
Quotations — Space is the stature of God (Joseph Joubert), Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion (Democritus), Nothing puzzles me more than time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less as I never think about them (Charles Lamb), Time and space— time to be alone, space to move about — these may well be the greatest scarcities of tomorrow (Edwin Way Teale).
Antonyms, see circumscription, restraint.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. outer-space, space-age, transearth, lunar, Martian, interplanetary, interstellar, selenological; see also infinite .
n.
1. [The infinite regions]
Syn. outer space, the heavens, infinite distance, infinity, interstellar space, interplanetary space, the beyond, distance beyond the farthest stars, illimitable distance, measureless miles, the void, space-age distances, area of weightlessness, where time and space are one; see also expanse .
Ant. limit, measure, definite area.
2. [Room]
Syn. expanse, scope, range; see extent .
3. [A place]
Syn. area, location, reservation; see place 3 .
4. [An interval in time]
Syn. season, period, term; see time 1 .
v.
1. [Group]
Syn. align, range, apportion; see order 3 .
2. [Interspace]
Syn. set at intervals, interval, keep apart; see separate 2 .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. universe outer space, cosmos, infinity, heavens, ether, *eternal horizon, interstellar expanse, *the great beyond, macrocosm, galactic expanse, solar system, galaxy, cooling fires of creation, interstellar regions, void, celestial sphere, vacuum.
2. area room, expanse, range, scope, elbowroom, capacity, volume, territory.
WORD FIND
distant, bright, mysterious object: quasar
galaxy we live in: Milky Way
gas cloud, massive: nebula
measurement, unit of: light year, parsec, astronomical unit
stars, mass grouping of: galaxy
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. An extent, measured or unmeasured, of linear space: distance, length, stretch. Informal: piece, way. See BIG. 2. A wide and open area, as of land, sky, or water: distance, expanse, expansion, extent, reach, spread, stretch, sweep. See PLACE. 3. A rather short period: bit1, spell3, time, while. See BIG.

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