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"
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
Origin: [L. remotus, p. p. of removere to remove. See Remove.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-mōt′, adj. moved back to a distance in time or place: far: distant: primary, as a cause: not agreeing: not nearly related.—adv. Remote′ly.—ns. Remote′ness; Remō′tion (Shak.), act of removing: remoteness. [Remove.]
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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
The numerical value of Remote in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Remote in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Be neither too remote nor too familiar.
Is virtue a thing remote I wish to be virtuous, and lo Virtue is at hand.
Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards.
Clearly fans who were clamoring for this change have responded to the new format, fans have voted with their remote controls.
Even in a remote monastery, you may still be remote from the truth! To find the truth, all you need is a sound way of thinking.
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Translations for Remote
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- алыҫ, йыраҡBashkir
- remotCatalan, Valencian
- daleký, nepřístupný, vzdálenýCzech
- entfernt, fern, Fernbedienung, abgelegen, fernbetriebGerman
- kaukainen, etä-, kauko-, kaukosäädin, etäinenFinnish
- éloigné, distant, télécommandeFrench
- fad às, cian, iomallach, cèinScottish Gaelic
- 遠隔, 辺鄙, 遠い, 遥かJapanese
- 먼, 원격Korean
- tāls, attāls, nomaļšLatvian
- veraf, van op afstand, verwijderd, afgelegenDutch
- fjern, fjernkontrollNorwegian
- remoto, controle, inacessível, controlo remoto, isolado, distante, longínquoPortuguese
- далёкий, удалённый, отдалённый, дальнийRussian
- uzaktan kontrol, uzakTurkish
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