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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section I. Space in General
1. Abstract Space

180. [Indefinite Space.] Space.

   NOUN:SPACE, extension, extent, superficial extent, expanse, stretch; room, accommodation, capacity, scope, range, latitude, field, way, expansion, compass, sweep, play, swing, spread.
  spare room, elbowroom, houseroom; leeway, seaway, headway, stowage, roomage [obs.], tankage, margin; opening, sphere, arena.
  OPEN SPACE, free space; void (absence) [See Absence]; waste, desert, wild; wildness [obs.], wilderness; moor, down, downs, upland, moorland; prairie, steppe, llano [Sp. Amer.], campagna.
  UNLIMITED SPACE; heavens, ether, plenum, infinity [See Infinity]; world, wide world; ubiquity (presence) [See Presence]; length and breadth of the land; abyss (interval) [See Interval].
  PROPORTIONS, acreage; acres, – roods and perches; square -inches, – yards &c.; ares, arpents.
   ADJECTIVE:SPACIOUS, roomy, extensive, expansive, capacious, ample; widespread, vast, world-wide, wide, far-flung, vasty [rare], uncircumscribed; boundless (infinite) [See Infinity]; shoreless, trackless, pathless; extended; beyond the verge, far as the eye can see.
   ADVERB:EXTENSIVELY &c. adj.; wherever; everywhere; far and -near, – wide; right and left, all over, all the world over; throughout the -world, – length and breadth of the land; under the sun, in every quarter; in all -quarters, – lands; here, there, and everywhere; from pole to pole, from China to Peru [Johnson], from Indus to the pole [Pope], from Dan to Beersheba, from end to end; on the face of the earth, in the wide world, on the face of the waters, “from the four corners of the earth” [Merchant of Venice], from all points of the compass to the four winds, to the uttermost parts of the earth.