What does remote mean?

Definitions for remote
rɪˈmoʊtre·mote

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. remote control, remoteadjective

    a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance

    "he lost the remote for his TV"

  2. distant, remoteadjective

    located far away spatially

    "distant lands"; "remote stars"

  3. outside, remoteadjective

    very unlikely

    "an outside chance"; "a remote possibility"; "a remote contingency"

  4. distant, remote, removedadjective

    separate or apart in time

    "distant events"; "the remote past or future"

  5. outback(a), remoteadjective

    inaccessible and sparsely populated;

  6. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. remotenoun

    Short for remote control.

    I hate it when my uncle comes over to visit; he always sits in the best chair and hogs the remote.

  2. remotenoun

    An element of broadcast programming originating away from the station's or show's control room.

  3. remoteverb

    To connect to a computer from a remote location.

  4. remoteadjective

    At a distance; disconnected.

    A remote operator may control the vehicle with a wireless handset.

  5. remoteadjective

    Distant or otherwise inaccessible.

    After his fall from the emperor's favor, the general was posted to a remote outpost.

  6. remoteadjective

    Unlikely.

    There was only a remote possibility that we would be rescued as we were far outside of the regular shipping lanes.

  7. remoteadjective

    Emotionally detached.

    After her mother's death, my friend grew remote for a time while she dealt with her grief.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. REMOTEadjective

    Etymology: remotus, Lat.

    In this narrow scantling of capacity, it is not all remote and even apparent good that affects us. John Locke.

    Wherever the mind places itself by any thought, either amongst, or remote from all bodies, it can, in this uniform idea of space, no where find any bounds. John Locke.

    In quiet shades, content with rural sports,
    Give me a life, remote from guilty courts. George Granville.

    An unadvised transiliency from the effect to the remotest cause. Joseph Glanvill.

    Syllogism serves not to furnish the mind with intermediate ideas, that shew the connection of remote ones. John Locke.

    All those propositions, how remote soever from reason, are so sacred, that men will sooner part with their lives, than suffer themselves to doubt of them. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Remote

    removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; -- said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands

  2. Remote

    hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; -- in various figurative uses

  3. Remote

    not agreeing; alien; foreign

  4. Remote

    not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection or consanguinity

  5. Remote

    separate; abstracted

  6. Remote

    not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant

  7. Remote

    not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance

  8. Remote

    separated by intervals greater than usual

  9. Etymology: [L. remotus, p. p. of removere to remove. See Remove.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Remote

    rē-mōt′, adj. moved back to a distance in time or place: far: distant: primary, as a cause: not agreeing: not nearly related.—adv. Remote′ly.—ns. Remote′ness; Remō′tion (Shak.), act of removing: remoteness. [Remove.]

Entomology

  1. Remote

    further removed than distant.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'remote' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3388

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'remote' in Adjectives Frequency: #441

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of remote in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of remote in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of remote in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Searle:

    This is a very vulnerable young girl missing in a remote location. She has been missing for over 24 hours now and it is imperative that every resource available is deployed to search for her, it is possible she has been seen or taken in by somebody and is unable to communicate, so we urge everyone who can to share our appeal poster and social media appeals.

  2. Ildefonso Jaimes:

    For many remote rural communities there hasn't been an opportunity for catharsis, to talk about what has happened, most people in rural areas don't know what a psychologist is and have never met one. Some people say :.

  3. Antonio Guterres:

    Most villagers in the remote area had fled to the nearby town.

  4. Johannes Wieland:

    It is hard to work at home in New York City, for example, lower-density areas are more attractive for remote work.

  5. Abdul Moqim Abdulrahimzai:

    These remote outposts did not contribute to security and were setting ducks, a soft target for the Taliban to pick on them, ...Those areas will not be abandoned but will remain under our close surveillance and we will respond to security threats when needed.

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