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. 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.

  2. Annita Lucchesi:

    That kind of narrative about Indigenous people just lends itself to more violence so that when this violence does happen, it's not a disruption of the social fabric the way it would be when it happens to somebody else, because we're already perceived as not part of the social fabric, because we're either dead and disappeared. We're less than human. We're so far away on some remote reservation that we're not part of the rest of the community.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Aphorisms sinners have a work visa in hell Poetry I look at you with relish, extremely exciting beauty, you are the poetry of pleasure, an explosion of all geysers of passion of all penises in the world from your appearance, a melodic idyll of love feelings, romance compositions play, touching all the strings of the heart, beauty powerfully falls in love, your beauty conquers forever and ever , burnt through the nerves with lust, jokes Karlybek? Is this real name? Yes, this is not a nickname, it's just that my parents came up with it. Sorry. And you lost weight, the batteries from the remote control sat down. Relations at a distance, a girl from far away writes: hello mustang, oops, wrong chat. Yes, you definitely have straps in your head, finally take her to the room, show her your straps. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Peter Bartos:

    Given the sheer volume of air traffic over land its not too surprising that there could have been a fewdisappearances of aircraft, especially in remote regions where air traffic control isn't as tightly regulated or well equipped as in the United States or Western Europe.

  5. 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.

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