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.]

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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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. Paul Kalas:

    Stellar flybys have been used to explain the evolution of our own solar system, hD 106906 offers a rare example where such a flyby happened recently and may have perturbed its distant giant planet.

  2. 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.

  3. Jean Paul Friedrich Richter:

    In later life, as in earlier, only a few persons influence the formation of our character the multitude pass us by like a distant army.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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