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Definitions for distant
ˈdɪs təntdis·tant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distantadjective

    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, remoteadjective

    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, upstageadjective

    remote in manner

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

  4. distant, remote, removedadjective

    separate or apart in time

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

  5. distant, remoteadjective

    located far away spatially

    "distant lands"; "remote stars"

Wiktionary

  1. distantadjective

    far off

  2. distantadjective

    emotionally unresponsive or unwilling to express genuine feelings

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Distantadjective

    Etymology: distans, Latin.

    The wond’rous rock the Parian marble shone,
    And seem’d to distant sight of solid stone. Alexander Pope.

    Narrowness of mind should be cured by reading histories of past ages, and of nations and countries distant from our own. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.

    The senses will discover things near us with sufficient exactness, and things distant also, so far as they relate to our necessary use. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    It was one of the first distinctions of a well bred man to express every thing obscene in modest terms and distant phrases, while the clown clothed those ideas in plain homely terms that are the most obvious and natural. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

ChatGPT

  1. distant

    Distant is defined as far away in terms of space or time. It can also refer to having a lack of emotional closeness or direct relevance to something. Overall, it represents a significant separation or difference from something or someone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distantadjective

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

  2. Distantadjective

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

  3. Distantadjective

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

  4. Distantadjective

    indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance

  5. Distantadjective

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

Wikidata

  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

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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. John Burroughs:

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

  2. Marshall Perrin:

    The images are focused together as finely as the laws of physics allow, but as we were focusing on those bright stars, we couldn't help but see the rest of the universe coming into focus behind them, to see the more distant stars and galaxies coming into view.

  3. Coryn Bailer-Jones:

    I think, in general, it is hard to associate a particular comet with a particular star, we must also consider the contribution of the galactic background potential, which is essentially the influence of all the other much more distant, but also much more numerous, stars in the galaxy.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    Our security, and our prosperity, and our values demand that we remain engaged and involved in -- often distant places.

  5. Jeff Davidson:

    How many times in the last year have you gotten up before the sun makes its way over that distant eastern horizon and witnessed the actual dawning of a new day? It is illuminating. It is inspiring. It is breathtaking.

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