Definitions for Remoterɪˈmoʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•moterɪˈmoʊt(adj.; n.)-mot•er, -mot•est

  1. (adj.)far apart; far distant in space.

  2. out-of-the-way; secluded:

    a remote village.

  3. distant in time, relationship, connection, etc.:

    remote antiquity; a remote ancestor.

  4. far off; abstracted; removed:

    principles remote from actions.

  5. not direct or primary; not directly involved or influential:

    the remote causes of the war.

  6. slight or faint; unlikely:

    a remote chance.

  7. reserved and distant in manner.

  8. operating or controlled from a distance, as by remote control.

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony

  9. (n.)a broadcast, usu. live, from outside a radio or television station.

    Category: Showbiz

  10. Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

    Ref: remote control (def. 2). 2

Origin of remote:

1375–1425; late ME < L remōtus, orig. ptp. of removēre to move back, remove


Princeton's WordNet

  1. remote control, remote(adj)

    a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance

    "he lost the remote for his TV"

  2. distant, remote(adj)

    located far away spatially

    "distant lands"; "remote stars"

  3. outside, remote(adj)

    very unlikely

    "an outside chance"; "a remote possibility"; "a remote contingency"

  4. distant, remote, removed(adj)

    separate or apart in time

    "distant events"; "the remote past or future"

  5. outback(a), remote(adj)

    inaccessible and sparsely populated;

  6. distant, remote(adj)

    far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship

    "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. remote(adjective)ɪˈmoʊt

    (of a place) far away from other places and difficult to get to

    a remote island

  2. remoteɪˈmoʊt

    slight or unlikely

    a remote possibility/chance/hope

  3. remoteɪˈmoʊt

    using a computer to do sth from a place that is far away

    remote access to the college library services

  4. remoteɪˈmoʊt

    (of a person) detached from other people and not friendly; = aloof

    his remote manner

  5. remoteɪˈmoʊt

    (of a period of time) a long way from the present

    a movie set in the remote future


  1. remote(Noun)

    Short for remote control.

    I hate it when my uncle comes over to visit; he always sits in the best chair and hogs the remote.

  2. remote(Noun)

    An element of broadcast programming originating away from the station's or show's control room.

  3. remote(Verb)

    To connect to a computer from a remote location.

  4. remote(Adjective)

    At a distance; disconnected.

    A remote operator may control the vehicle with a wireless handset.

  5. remote(Adjective)

    Distant or otherwise inaccessible.

    After his fall from the emperor's favor, the general was posted to a remote outpost.

  6. remote(Adjective)


    There was only a remote possibility that we would be rescued as we were far outside of the regular shipping lanes.

  7. remote(Adjective)

    Emotionally detached.

    After her mother's death, my friend grew remote for a time while she dealt with her grief.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Remote

    removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; -- said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands

  2. Remote

    hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; -- in various figurative uses

  3. Remote

    not agreeing; alien; foreign

  4. Remote

    not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection or consanguinity

  5. Remote

    separate; abstracted

  6. Remote

    not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant

  7. Remote

    not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance

  8. Remote

    separated by intervals greater than usual

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Remote' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3388

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Remote' in Adjectives Frequency: #441

Anagrams of Remote

  1. meteor

Translations for Remote

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


far away in time or place; far from any (other) village, town etc

a remote village in New South Wales; a farmhouse remote from civilization.

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