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Distant vs. Distance

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  • Distant (adjective)

    Far off (physically, logically or mentally).

    "We heard a distant rumbling but didn't pay any more attention to it."

    "She was surprised to find that her fiancé was a distant relative of hers."

    "His distant look showed that he was not listening to me."

  • Distant (adjective)

    Emotionally unresponsive or unwilling to express genuine feelings.

    "Ever since our argument, she has been totally distant toward me."

  • Distance (noun)

    The amount of space between two points, usually geographical points, usually (but not necessarily) measured along a straight line.

    "The distance to Petersborough is thirty miles."

    "From Moscow, the distance is relatively short to Saint Petersburg, relatively long to Novosibirsk, but even greater to Vladivostok."

  • Distance (noun)

    Length or interval of time.

  • Distance (noun)

    The difference; the subjective measure between two quantities.

    "We're narrowing the distance between the two versions of the bill."

    "The distance between the lowest and next gear on my bicycle is annoying."

  • Distance (noun)

    Remoteness of place; a remote place.

  • Distance (noun)

    Remoteness in succession or relation.

    "the distance between a descendant and his ancestor"

  • Distance (noun)

    A space marked out in the last part of a racecourse.

  • Distance (noun)

    The entire amount of progress to an objective.

    "He had promised to perform this task, but did not go the distance."

  • Distance (noun)

    A withholding of intimacy; alienation; variance.

    "The friendship did not survive the row: they kept each other at a distance."

  • Distance (noun)

    The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.

  • Distance (verb)

    To move away (from) someone or something.

    "He distanced himself from the comments made by some of his colleagues."

  • Distance (verb)

    To leave at a distance; to outpace, leave behind.

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  • Distant (adjective)

    far away in space or time

    "distant parts of the world"

    "I remember that distant afternoon"

  • Distant (adjective)

    (after a measurement) at a specified distance

    "the town lay half a mile distant"

    "the star is 30,000 light years distant from Earth"

  • Distant (adjective)

    (of a sound) faint because far away

    "the distant bark of some farm dog"

  • Distant (adjective)

    remote or far apart in resemblance or relationship

    "a distant acquaintance"

  • Distant (adjective)

    (of a person) not closely related

    "a distant cousin of the King"

  • Distant (adjective)

    (of a person) not intimate; cool or reserved

    "she and my father were distant with each other"

    "his children found him strangely distant"

  • Distant (adjective)

    not paying attention; remote

    "a distant look in his eyes"

  • Distance (noun)

    the length of the space between two points

    "you may have to walk long distances"

    "I cycled the short distance home"

  • Distance (noun)

    the condition of being far off; remoteness

    "distance makes things look small"

  • Distance (noun)

    a far-off point

    "watching them from a distance"

  • Distance (noun)

    the more remote part of what is visible or discernible

    "they sped off into the distance"

    "I heard police sirens in the distance"

  • Distance (noun)

    an interval of time

    "the sort of goal which remains in the memory even at a distance of six years"

  • Distance (noun)

    the full length of a race

    "he claimed the 100 m title in only his second race over the distance"

  • Distance (noun)

    a space of more than twenty lengths between two finishers in a race

    "he stormed home by a distance in the Handicap Chase"

  • Distance (noun)

    a length of 240 yards from the winning post on a racecourse.

  • Distance (noun)

    the distance from the winning post which a horse must have reached when the winner finishes in order to qualify for a subsequent heat.

  • Distance (noun)

    the scheduled length of a fight

    "he has won his first five fights inside the distance"

  • Distance (noun)

    the avoidance of familiarity; reserve

    "a mix of warmth and distance makes a good neighbour"

  • Distance (verb)

    make (someone or something) far off or remote in position or nature

    "her mother wished to distance her from the rough village children"

  • Distance (verb)

    declare that one is not connected with or a supporter of (someone or something)

    "he sought to distance himself from the proposals"

  • Distance (verb)

    beat (a horse) by a distance.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Distant (adjective)

    Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away.

  • Distant (adjective)

    Far separated; far off; not near; remote; - in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives.

  • Distant (adjective)

    Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.

  • Distant (adjective)

    Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.

  • Distant (adjective)

    Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so widely distant from Christianity.

  • Distance (noun)

    The space between two objects; the length of a line, especially the shortest line joining two points or things that are separate; measure of separation in place.

  • Distance (noun)

    Remoteness of place; a remote place.

  • Distance (noun)

    A space marked out in the last part of a race course.

  • Distance (noun)

    Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; - contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left.

  • Distance (noun)

    Space between two antagonists in fencing.

  • Distance (noun)

    The part of a picture which contains the representation of those objects which are the farthest away, esp. in a landscape.

  • Distance (noun)

    Ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety.

  • Distance (noun)

    Length or interval of time; period, past or future, between two eras or events.

  • Distance (noun)

    The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.

  • Distance (noun)

    A withholding of intimacy; alienation; coldness; disagreement; variance; restraint; reserve.

  • Distance (noun)

    Remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor.

  • Distance (noun)

    The interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh.

  • Distance

    To place at a distance or remotely.

  • Distance

    To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote.

  • Distance

    To outstrip by as much as a distance (see Distance, n., 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly.

Webster Dictionary
  • Distant (adjective)

    separated in space or time or coming from or going to a distance;

    "the distant past"

    "distant villages"

    "the sound of distant traffic"

    "a distant sound"

    "a distant telephone call"

  • Distant (adjective)

    far apart in relevance or relationship;

    "a distant cousin"

    "a distant likeness"

  • Distant (adjective)

    remote in manner;

    "stood apart with aloof dignity"

    "a distant smile"

    "he was upstage with strangers"

  • Distant (adjective)

    far distant in time;

    "distant events"

    "the remote past or future"

    "a civilization ten centuries removed from modern times"

  • Distant (adjective)

    far distant in space;

    "distant lands"

    "remote stars"

    "a remote outpost of civilization"

    "a hideaway far removed from towns and cities"

  • Distance (noun)

    the property created by the space between two objects or points

  • Distance (noun)

    a distant region;

    "I could see it in the distance"

  • Distance (noun)

    size of the gap between two places;

    "the distance from New York to Chicago"

    "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"

  • Distance (noun)

    indifference by personal withdrawal;

    "emotional distance"

  • Distance (noun)

    the interval between two times;

    "the distance from birth to death"

    "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"

  • Distance (noun)

    a remote point in time;

    "if that happens it will be at some distance in the future"

    "at a distance of ten years he had forgotten many of the details"

  • Distance (verb)

    keep at a distance;

    "we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"

  • Distance (verb)

    go far ahead of;

    "He outdistanced the other runners"

Princeton's WordNet

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