What does distant mean?

Definitions for distant
ˈdɪs təntdis·tant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distant(adj)

    separated in space or coming from or going to a distance

    "distant villages"; "the sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call"

  2. 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"

  3. aloof, distant, upstage(adj)

    remote in manner

    "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"

  4. distant, remote, removed(adj)

    separate or apart in time

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

  5. distant, remote(adj)

    located far away spatially

    "distant lands"; "remote stars"

Wiktionary

  1. distant(Adjective)

    far off

  2. distant(Adjective)

    emotionally unresponsive or unwilling to express genuine feelings

    Ever since the trauma she has been totally distant to me.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distant(adj)

    separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away

  2. Distant(adj)

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

  3. Distant(adj)

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

  4. Distant(adj)

    indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance

  5. Distant(adj)

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

Freebase

  1. Distant

    Distant is the final posthumous album by Champaign, Illinois indie rock band Sarge. Released in 2000 on Mud Records, it features three demo versions of unreleased songs, six live songs, three cover songs, and two solo acoustic numbers by lead singer Elizabeth Elmore.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Distant

    dis′tant, adj. at a certain distance: remote, in time, place, or connection: not obvious: indistinct: reserved in manner.—adv. Dis′tantly. [Fr.,—L. distans, -tantisdis, apart, stans, stantis, pr.p. of stāre, to stand.]

Entomology

  1. Distant

    remote from: standing considerably apart.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'distant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3293

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'distant' in Adjectives Frequency: #456

How to pronounce distant?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say distant in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distant in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of distant in a Sentence

  1. Niccolo Machiavelli:

    A wise man ought always to follow the paths beaten by great men, and to imitate those who have been supreme, so that if his ability does not equal theirs, at least it will savor of it. Let him act like the clever archers who, designing to hit the mark which yet appears too far distant, and knowing the limits to which the strength of their bow attains, take aim much higher than the mark, not to reach by their strength or arrow to so great a height, but to be able with the aid of so high an aim to hit the mark they wish to reach.

  2. John Burroughs:

    The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.

  3. Confucius:

    If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand

  4. William Ellery Channing:

    God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.

  5. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    We see but dimly through the mists and vapors Amid these earthly damps What seem to us but sad, funeral tapers May be heaven's distant lamps.

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