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distant definition

  • adjective:
    • individual or apart in room.
    • Far removed; remote: remote places.
    • split or aside in space.
    • Far removed; remote: distant places.
    • originating from or planning to a distance: a distant sound; a distant telephone call.
    • originating from or planning to a distance: a distant sound; a distant telephone call.
    • Far removed or apart with time: the remote past; remote occasions.
    • Far removed or aside with time: the distant past; remote events.
    • Far apart in commitment: a distant cousin.
    • Far apart in commitment: a distant cousin.
    • Minimally similar: a distant likeness.
    • far-removed psychologically: distant ideas.
    • Aloof or chilly: a distant laugh.
    • far off (literally, logically or psychologically)
    • emotionally unresponsive or unwilling to express genuine feelings
    • Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away.
    • Far separated; remote; perhaps not almost; remote; -- in place, time, consanguinity, or link
    • Reserved or repelling in ways; cold; maybe not cordial; significantly haughty.
    • Indistinct; light; obscure, as from length.
    • Minimally comparable: a distant likeness.
    • far-removed mentally: distant thoughts.
    • Aloof or chilly: a distant smile.
    • far off (physically, logically or mentally)
    • emotionally unresponsive or hesitant to express genuine emotions
    • Separated; having an intervening room; well away; away.
    • Far separated; far-off; not near; remote; -- in position, time, consanguinity, or connection
    • set aside or repelling in ways; cold; perhaps not cordial; somewhat haughty.
    • perhaps not conformable; discrepant; repugnant.
    • Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from length.
    • maybe not conformable; discrepant; repugnant.
    • positioned far away spatially
    • far apart in relevance or commitment or kinship
    • split or apart over time
    • remote in manner
    • separated in space or originating from or probably a distance
    • positioned far-away spatially
    • far aside in relevance or relationship or kinship
    • split or aside with time
    • remote in fashion
    • separated in room or from or likely to a distance
    • split or aside in room.
    • Far removed; remote: remote places.
    • originating from or planning to a distance: a distant sound; a distant telephone call.
    • Far removed or apart in time: the distant past; remote activities.
    • Far apart in commitment: a distant relative.
    • Minimally similar: a distant likeness.
    • Far removed mentally: distant ideas.
    • Aloof or chilly: a distant smile.
    • remote (actually, logically or psychologically)
    • emotionally unresponsive or hesitant to express real thoughts
    • Separated; having an intervening space; far away; away.
    • Far divided; far-off; not near; remote; -- in place, time, consanguinity, or connection
    • Reserved or repelling in ways; cool; not cordial; significantly haughty.
    • Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.
    • maybe not conformable; discrepant; repugnant.
    • situated far spatially
    • far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship
    • individual or aside with time
    • remote in manner
    • divided in space or originating from or planning a distance
  • others:
    • maintain separate; distinguish.
    • Standing or becoming besides a given point or destination; situated at a new part of room, or, by expansion, with time; divided by a distance: as, a spot a line or a hair's-breadth distant from another; Saturn is predicted become about 880,000,000 miles remote through the sunshine.
    • Remote; far off or far aside in room, time, link, prospect, type, level, sound, etc.: as, remote performers; a distant duration; remote family relations; a distant hope; a distant similarity.
    • Specifically
    • In entomology: Thinly put or scattered: as, distant punctures, striæ, spines, etc.: against shut, contiguous, etc.
    • Extensively separated, or maybe more separated than typical: in opposition to approximate: since, remote eyes (commonly separated during the base); distant feet or antennæ.
    • maintain individual; distinguish.
    • Standing or being aside from confirmed point or place; situated at yet another part of area, or, by extension, with time; separated by a distance: as, a point a line or a hair's-breadth distant from another; Saturn is expected to be about 880,000,000 kilometers remote from the sun.
    • Remote; far off or far aside in area, time, link, prospect, type, degree, sound, etc.: as, remote performers; a distant duration; remote family members; a distant hope; a distant resemblance.
    • exclusively
    • In entomology: Thinly placed or spread: as, distant punctures, striæ, spines, etc.: in opposition to shut, contiguous, etc.
    • Widely divided, or more isolated than normal: opposed to approximate: as, distant eyes (widely separated on base); distant legs or antennæ.
    • Separated by an incisure or combined, as mind and thorax of a beetle.
    • Indirect; not apparent or ordinary.
    • maybe not cordial or familiar; described as haughtiness, coldness, or reserve; cool; reserved; shy: as, distant ways.
    • Synonyms Removed. Cool, cold, haughty, frigid.
    • Separated by an incisure or joint, since the mind and thorax of a beetle.
    • Indirect; maybe not obvious or simple.
    • Not cordial or familiar; described as haughtiness, coldness, or book; cool; set aside; timid: as, distant manners.
    • Synonyms Removed. Cool, cool, haughty, frigid.
    • to help keep separate; distinguish.
    • Standing or becoming apart from certain point or destination; situated at yet another part of area, or, by expansion, in time; separated by a distance: as, a spot a line or a hair's-breadth distant from another; Saturn is calculated is about 880,000,000 kilometers remote through the sun.
    • Remote; far off or far aside in space, time, connection, possibility, kind, level, sound, etc.: as, distant stars; a distant duration; remote relatives; a distant hope; a distant resemblance.
    • Specifically
    • In entomology: Thinly placed or spread: as, remote punctures, striæ, spines, etc.: opposed to shut, contiguous, etc.
    • Extensively separated, or higher separated than normal: against approximate: as, distant eyes (extensively divided within base); distant feet or antennæ.
    • Separated by an incisure or joint, as head and thorax of a beetle.
    • Indirect; not obvious or basic.
    • perhaps not cordial or familiar; characterized by haughtiness, coldness, or book; cool; set aside; timid: as, distant ways.
    • Synonyms Removed. Cool, cool, haughty, frigid.
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