- n. 空间；太空；距离
- vi. 留间隔
- vt. 隔开
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来自拉丁语 spatium,空间，区域，一段时间，可能来自 PIE*spe,展开，拉长，词源同 span,spoon. 后引申诸相关词义。拼写比较 vice,vitiate.
- space:  Space comes via Old French espace from Latin spatium ‘distance, space, period’, a word of unknown origin. Its modern English application to the ‘expanse in which the Universe is contained’ did not emerge until the 19th century. The Latin derived adjective spatiōsus has given English spacious , but spatial  was coined in English directly from Latin spatium.
- space (n.)
- c. 1300, "extent or area; room" (to do something), a shortening of Old French espace "period of time, distance, interval" (12c.), from Latin spatium "room, area, distance, stretch of time," of unknown origin (also source of Spanish espacio, Italian spazio).
From early 14c. as "a place," also "amount or extent of time." From mid-14c. as "distance, interval of space;" from late 14c. as "ground, land, territory; extension in three dimensions; distance between two or more points." From early 15c. as "size, bulk," also "an assigned position." Typographical sense is attested from 1670s (typewriter space-bar is from 1876, earlier space-key, 1860).
Astronomical sense of "stellar depths, immense emptiness between the worlds" is by 1723, perhaps as early as "Paradise Lost" (1667), common from 1890s. Space age is attested from 1946. Many compounds first appeared in science fiction and speculative writing, such as spaceship (1894, "A Journey in Other Worlds," John Jacob Astor); spacecraft (1928, "Popular Science"); space travel (1931); space station (1936, "Rockets Through Space"); spaceman (1942, "Thrilling Wonder Stories"). Space race attested from 1959. Space shuttle attested by 1970.
Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards. [Sir Fred Hoyle, "London Observer," 1979]
- space (v.)
- 1540s, "to make of a certain extent;" 1680s in typography; 1703 as "to arrange at set intervals," from space (n.). Meaning "to be in a state of drug-induced euphoria" is recorded from 1968. Space cadet "eccentric person disconnected with reality" (often implying an intimacy with hallucinogenic drugs) is a 1960s phrase, probably traceable to 1950s U.S. sci-fi television program "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet," which was watched by many children who dreamed of growing up to be one and succeeded. Related: Spaced; spacing.
- space (adj.)
- c. 1600, from space (n.). Meaning "having to do with outer space" is from 1894.
- 1. These files have been zipped up to take up less disk space.
- 2. She made her first and only space flight last September.
- 3. The space shuttle had been scheduled to blast off at 04:38.
- 4. They've come a long way in a short space of time.
- 5. Firms need a breathing space if they are to recover.
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