What does distant mean?

Definitions for distantˈdɪs tənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word distant.

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.]

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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Omar Khayyám:

    Oh, the brave Music of a distant drum!

  2. Edward Gibbon:

    Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.

  3. Patrick Hwu:

    The biggest value will be if it can affect distant disease.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Luck is a strong horse; it can carry man to very distant places!

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Today’s warm houses will be the cold ruins in the very distant future!

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