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, remote(adj)

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

    "he lost the remote for his TV"

  2. distant, remote(adj)

    located far away spatially

    "distant lands"; "remote stars"

  3. outside, remote(adj)

    very unlikely

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

  4. distant, remote, removed(adj)

    separate or apart in time

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

  5. outback(a), remote(adj)

    inaccessible and sparsely populated;

  6. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. remote(Noun)

    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. remote(Noun)

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

  3. remote(Verb)

    To connect to a computer from a remote location.

  4. remote(Adjective)

    At a distance; disconnected.

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

  5. remote(Adjective)

    Distant or otherwise inaccessible.

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

  6. remote(Adjective)

    Unlikely.

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

  7. remote(Adjective)

    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.]

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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How to say remote in sign language?

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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. Hilaire Belloc:

    Remote and ineffectual don.

  2. Tom Sawyer:

    Then my Uncle Randy, who’s my dad’s twin brother, died just before last year’s bowhunt, so Dad and I just didn’t feel up to it last fall; the three of us had always done everything together. But this year we were ready. We were hunting this new property in Missouri, and the activity seemed to all be happening on this remote section of the farm, where some CRP met a creek. I went back there and tucked in to a patch of willows, right on the ground. I rattled and had four small bucks trot right in and never see me, so I liked the setup. A while later, a big doe came out in the grass—and right behind her was this giant. I had one long shot at him but it was windy and I passed it. He was walking away when I rattled once, and he ignored it. Then I looked up to the sky and said, ‘Bring him in to me Uncle Randy.’ I hit the horns hard, and the buck spun around and walked right in for the shot. The biggest buck I’d shot before him was 140 inches, and I like to think my uncle had a big part of this special buck.

  3. Htoot May:

    In 2015 I believed in Suu Kyi and I was happy to work with Suu Kyi, i would have thought that Suu Kyi was going to help people in remote areas to gain internet access, not cut them off from it.

  4. Heather Renner:

    It's hard to know how many birds have died because Alaska is so big, and there are so many remote areas.

  5. Ray Pruitt:

    It's a remote area with very rugged terrain. Isolated, sparsely populated, a lot of it is high desert terrain; other parts are mountainous, i'm told there are caves in the area, there are mines, unoccupied homes, outbuildings, just a lot of places for a person to hide.

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