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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.

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

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

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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. Scott Sheppard:

    If you do the math by how slow it was moving, you can predict how far it is and this object appears to be the most distant object ever observed in our solar system.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Our chair will remain empty one day, but our ideas will continue to sit on that chair! However in the very distant future, there will remain neither chair nor ideas! All will disappear!

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Connectivity with inside members appears a distant reality and surprisingly, a big talk takes place about making it with neighbors a priority.

  4. Robert Ross:

    If you look at China's acquisitions of facilities in the Indian Ocean and in Eastern Africa, they're quickly developing the capability to maintain a naval presence in distant waters.

  5. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind... War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.

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    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    • A. recital
    • B. abandon
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