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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.

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.

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. Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Reflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales:

    The sort of liveliness which increases with age is not far distant from madness.

  2. Scott Sheppard:

    Most objects that we know of interact with the planets in some way so the orbits have been disturbed over the past few billion years, whereas this object is so distant that it may not have been disturbed by planets. So its orbit is a pristine orbit from the formation of the original solar system. If we can get its orbit and understand how it formed and how it got there, it will tell us a lot about the formation of our solar system.

  3. Robert Lang:

    The West is not The West anymore, at this stage, it can't be relied on by Colorado Republican Party into some distant future.

  4. Helen Keller:

    It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.

  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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