What does distant mean?

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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

How to pronounce distant?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. John Jensenius:

    They are in danger as soon as they hear a distant rumble of thunder.

  3. Christina Applegate:

    We are not re-doing, rebooting, having the audacity of trying to improve upon anything, we are completely different people, we're like a distant cousin. We just want people to have an enjoyable ride.

  4. President Trump:

    I like them both very much, i'll be making my endorsement and recommendation to the great people of Texas in the not-so-distant future.

  5. Jinshiro Motoyama:

    The experiences of World War II that our grandparents lived through feels distant to us as we didn't experience it, we need to think of a way of inheriting this collective memory while moving forward.

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