What does remote mean?

Definitions for remote
rɪˈmoʊtre·mote

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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.

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

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

  2. Remote

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

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

  3. Remote

    not agreeing; alien; foreign

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

  4. Remote

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

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

  5. Remote

    separate; abstracted

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

  6. Remote

    not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant

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

  7. Remote

    not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance

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

  8. Remote

    separated by intervals greater than usual

    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. Andreas Paterakis:

    The biggest partner in these discussions is the central bank and we have daily communication with them and whatever we plan is in full coordination under their approval, we won't need and we have not involved police and in no way the military, they don't have to play any role. But if we were asked to carry bigger amounts of money then maybe we would ask for a police escort, especially if it is to remote areas.

  2. Mark Parrington:

    The number and intensity of wildfires in the Arctic Circle is unusual and unprecedented, they are concerning as they are occurring in a very remote part of the world, and in an environment that many people would consider to be pristine.

  3. Toe Zaw Latt:

    The [ junta has been ] accused of crimes against humanity. The more remote, the more abuses because no one is watching.

  4. Robert Robbins:

    There is a risk and reward with reopening the campus -- some say it's not worth California State University and remote learning is still the way to go, but there are clear benefits to being on campus, however, our semester is not going to look the same. We have a responsibility to protect the health of everyone on campus.

  5. Wilbur Ross:

    The Temporary General License extension will allow carriers to continue to service customers in some of the most remote areas of United States who would otherwise be left in the dark.

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