Definitions for Remoterɪˈmoʊt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
re•moterɪˈmoʊt(adj.; n.)-mot•er, -mot•est
(adj.)far apart; far distant in space.
a remote village.
distant in time, relationship, connection, etc.:
remote antiquity; a remote ancestor.
far off; abstracted; removed:
principles remote from actions.
not direct or primary; not directly involved or influential:
the remote causes of the war.
slight or faint; unlikely:
a remote chance.
reserved and distant in manner.
operating or controlled from a distance, as by remote control.
Category: Telegraphy and Telephony
(n.)a broadcast, usu. live, from outside a radio or television station.
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
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"
located far away spatially
"distant lands"; "remote stars"
"an outside chance"; "a remote possibility"; "a remote contingency"
distant, remote, removed(adj)
separate or apart in time
"distant events"; "the remote past or future"
inaccessible and sparsely populated;
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
(of a place) far away from other places and difficult to get to
a remote island
slight or unlikely
a remote possibility/chance/hope
using a computer to do sth from a place that is far away
remote access to the college library services
(of a person) detached from other people and not friendly; = aloof
his remote manner
(of a period of time) a long way from the present
a movie set in the remote future
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.
An element of broadcast programming originating away from the station's or show's control room.
To connect to a computer from a remote location.
At a distance; disconnected.
A remote operator may control the vehicle with a wireless handset.
Distant or otherwise inaccessible.
After his fall from the emperor's favor, the general was posted to a remote outpost.
There was only a remote possibility that we would be rescued as we were far outside of the regular shipping lanes.
After her mother's death, my friend grew remote for a time while she dealt with her grief.
removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; -- said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands
hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; -- in various figurative uses
not agreeing; alien; foreign
not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection or consanguinity
not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant
not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance
separated by intervals greater than usual
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Remote' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3388
Rank popularity for the word 'Remote' in Adjectives Frequency: #441
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.
- afgeleë, ver wegAfrikaans
- بَعيد، ناءٍArabic
- remotoPortuguese (BR)
- odlehlý, vzdálenýCzech
- fjern; afsidesliggendeDanish
- απομακρυσμένος, απόμεροςGreek
- udaljen, dalekCroatian
- atokus, tolimasLithuanian
- jauh, terpencilMalay
- fjern, avsides(liggende)Norwegian
- odległy, odosobnionyPolish
- لرې، وړاندى دباندېPashto
- odľahlý, vzdialenýSlovak
- 遙遠的，偏遠的Chinese (Trad.)
- далекий; усамітненийUkrainian
- 遥远的，偏僻的Chinese (Simp.)
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