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.]

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

How to pronounce remote?

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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. Thomas Jefferson, (Notes on Virginia, 1782):

    Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.

  2. Anu Bourgeois:

    The way( the transition to remote working) happened, instantly, there was no warning, and all of a sudden people were just told,' you're not going back to work tomorrow,' everybody became vulnerable at that point.

  3. David Lummis:

    In the services area, what we have seenis an increase in things like mobile grooming, so people don’t have to leave their home and have limited contact, we have also seen an increase in remote training services.

  4. Marshall Jarrett:

    It's 116,000 people in this department. The attorney general has a sprawling job. Generally the AG is pretty remote, it seems abundantly clear that Barr has a keen interest in the Durham investigation.

  5. David Mearns:

    With an interim report due to be delivered within a month of the accident, authorities have expressed hopes a remote underwater vehicle provides evidence. FRENCH SOCCER CLUB DEMAND PAYMENT OVER $ 19M EMILIANO SALA TRANSFER AS DIVERS SEARCH FOR HIS BODY The formal search was called off within three days of the plane disappearing from radar last month. It took a campaign by Salas family to raise funds for a private search by American-born, shipwreck-hunting specialist David Mearns, who located the aircraft within hours on Sunday in conjunction with air crash investigators. David Mearns told BBC Radio Wales that finding the pilots body would be difficult. Ive been involved in operations when people were lost and the bodies were found days and weeks after, not far from where they were lost.

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