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
Remote and ineffectual don.
Be neither too remote nor too familiar.
Extraordinary creature! So close a friend, and yet so remote.
Information about remote areas is severely lacking at this time.
These were fairly remote areas. Somebody knew what they were doing.
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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, дальний, дистанционный пультRussian
- uzaktan kontrol, uzakTurkish
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