space-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: the physical expanse of the universe

Commentary: SPACE[+form][+physical][+expanse][+universe]
NOTE: focus is on apparently unbounded physical space
NOTE: does not imply a demarcation or allotment, based on a function (see Sense 2)

Examples:
The astronaut performed a space walk in order to fix the orbiting telescope.
The space of our universe may include more than the three dimensions we perceive.
The space age is less than a hundred years old.
Einstein proved that matter curves space and space dictates how matter moves.
Space travel to distant galaxies is still a thing of science fiction.
Bob thinks Tina is a space cadet. (figurative, from outer space, distant)
In visual space, parallel lines converge at the horizon. (extension of core meaning)
The colors in this room create a cold emotional space. (extension of core meaning)

Mappings:
PropBank: space.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: size or extent of an area or location, bounded or demarcated

Commentary: SPACE[+quantity][+amount][+extent]
NOTE: focus is on the size or allotment of the area.
NOTE: measures size or area, not time (see Sense 6)

Examples:
The car won't fit into such a tight parking space.
We found a wide open space to fly the kites.
The town has designated these conservation areas as open spaces for perpetuity.
She is wearing braces to close the space between her front teeth.
This home has two thousand square feet of living space.
The mouse made a nest in a small space between the walls.
The stores are not allotting much shelf space to these new products.
There's no more space on this bus, we'll have to take the next one.
How much swap space does this computer program use?
There is still available space for rent in the new office complex.
Their firm pays for 4 inches of space each week in three national newspapers.
They warmed their rooms in the winter with a space heater. (heater for a sized area)
John cut out two sentences because he was over the space limit for the abstract.

Mappings:
PropBank: space.01
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1a

Sense Number 3: mathematical dimensionality, geometry

Commentary: SPACE[+form][+dimensionality][+mathematical][+geometric]
NOTE: does not refer directly to physical reality (see Sense 1)

Examples:
A sphere would appear as a circle in two-dimensional space.
A cube defines a 3-D space, and a hyper-cube defines a 4-D space.
Calabi-Yau spaces are mathematical constructs applied to string theory.

Mappings:
PropBank: space.01
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2c

Sense Number 4: small purposefully blank regions in documents

Commentary: SPACE[+document][+area][+empty][+purposeful]

Examples:
John signed the agreement in the space provided at the bottom of the page.
Each staff of music is composed of lines and spaces.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7, 8

Sense Number 5: unrestricted assertion of personal identity

Commentary: SPACE[+state][+assertion][-restricted][+identity][+personal]

Examples:
John broke up with his girlfriend because she wouldn't give him enough space.
Sally is a loner because she says she needs her space.
Mary advised her friend to give her teen-aged son more space.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1h

Sense Number 6: an amount or interval of time

Commentary: SPACE[+quantity][+time][+interval]
NOTE: measures time, not distance or size (see Sense 2)

Examples:
Both their cars were stolen in the space of three days.
The entire novel takes place in the space of one day.
In the space of a second the cat had caught the bug between its paws.

Mappings:
PropBank: space.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 7: a notation, a single blank between letters

Commentary: SPACE[+notation][+character][+blank]

Examples:
The space bar on a computer introduces a space into the line of typing.
I think you need a space between these two words.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 8: block of typeset with no raised letters

Commentary: SPACE[+device][+block][+printing][+letter][-raised]

Examples:
The typesetter used spaces to separate the blocks of type.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9