Synonyms of space
1 roomDictionary • The furniture proved impractical because it took up too much space.
room • There wasn't enough room for all the gear.
volume • When water is frozen it increases in volume.
capacity • an aircraft with a bomb-carrying capacity of 454 kg
extent • The full extent of the losses was revealed yesterday.
margin • There is very little margin for error in the way the money is collected.
scope • He believed in giving his staff scope for initiative.
play • There should be just enough play to allow the trunk to expand.
expanse • a vast expanse of grassland
leeway • Schoolteachers rarely have leeway to teach the way they want.
amplitude • a man of great amplitude
2 gapDictionary • The space underneath could be used as a storage area.
gap • the wind tearing through gaps in the window frames
opening • He squeezed through an opening in the fence.
interval • the interval between her arrival and lunch
gulf • the gulf between rural and urban life
cavity • The sinuses are four sets of air-filled cavities leading directly from the nose.
aperture • Through the aperture he could see daylight.
3 periodDictionary • They've come a long way in a short space of time.
period • a period of a few months
interval • There was a long interval of silence.
time • For a long time I didn't tell anyone.
while • They walked on in silence for a while.
stretch • He would study for eight- to ten-hour stretches.
span • The batteries had a life span of six hours.
duration • the duration of the trial
4 outer spaceDictionary • launching satellites into space
the solar system
5 blankDictionary • Affix your stamps on the space provided.
blank • Put a word in each blank to complete the sentence.
gap • There followed a gap of four years.
interval • figures separated by intervals of pattern and colour
PHRASAL VERB:▷ space something or someone out
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accommodationAccommodation is space in buildings or vehicles that is available for certain things, people, or activities.
• Some trains carry bicycles, but accommodation is restricted.
amplitudeAmplitude is the quality of being large in size or quantity.
• a man of great amplitude
apertureAn aperture is a narrow hole or gap.
• Through the aperture he could see daylight.
Thesaurus for space from the Collins English Thesaurus
the unlimited three-dimensional expanse in which all material objects are located