Meaning of DISTANCE in English

DISTANCE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(at/from) a safe distance

We watched from a safe distance.

Drivers should keep a safe distance from the car in front.

distance glasses (= for seeing things that are not close to you )

Without her distance glasses she couldn't see his expression.

distance learning

middle distance

She just stood there gazing into the middle distance.

short distance

Carol’s office was only a short distance away, and she decided that she would walk there.

stopping distance

walk a mile/200 metres/a short distance etc

We must have walked ten miles today.

I walked all the way to San Rafael.

within (easy) walking distance (of sth) (= near enough to be able to walk to )

There are plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.

within easy...distance (= close enough to walk to )

The park is within easy walking distance .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

considerable

This low coverage is, of course, largely due to the considerable distance of much of the population from the nearest registration office.

Women who live in non-metropolitan areas must often travel considerable distances because of the shortage of providers.

The evidence is provided by a number of low scarps which wind for considerable distances across the Mercurian surface.

They dive into the mist and vanish, only to reappear a few minutes later, some considerable distance away.

This relates directly to their ancestry; these short-legged hounds were bred to pursue their quarry by scent over considerable distances .

During this time, they may be carried considerable distances if they are in flowing water.

The bright colours of flowers make them conspicuous from considerable distances .

The swordfish, like the sailfish, will follow a school of fish for a considerable distance before it decides to attack.

easy

Dinner is not provided but there are many eating establishments within easy walking distance .

It was within easy distance of the lust kiss.

Are friends and relations who can help in illness or emergency within easy distance ?

And up this way, in easy hiking distance , the great Knik Glacier.

Kikuyu farmers had traditionally farmed several plots which were within easy walking distance but had different characteristics of altitude and soil type.

It hadn't looked an easy distance before, but now it looked impossible.

Adequate street and multi-storey parking facilities are available within easy walking distance .

During each year of study, work will be undertaken in both departments which are located within easy walking distance of each other.

far

The empty dress, a peeling poster of Mae West and in the far distance the Statue of Liberty.

My glassy eyes look past her, past the camera, and past my father, into the far , far distance .

BIn the far distance , the flames licked their way toward the beach like lava coming down the mountainsides.

In the far distance was the blue outline of yet further hills.

The future was no longer somewhere in the far off distance , but here and now.

I find many compositions on hills or high vantage points from where you can see into the far distance .

What I saw was principally field upon field rolling off into the far distance .

full

Steve Kemp and I became involved in a marathon match which went the full distance .

You must move the full distance possible.

great

As a modern, you located the stars at a great distance .

However, the motion does not remain periodic for any great distance downstream.

Because of this difference, men keep a greater distance from their children.

They also allow us to see whether stone with special properties was transported over greater distances .

They spread her mouth open as if she were screaming a name out over a great distance .

Seen at a great distance off, further than the eye can see.

This is particularly important in education, because many parents do not want their children traveling great distances to school.

large

This is because the gravitational forces are appreciable over much larger distances than the non-gravitational forces.

The worker must straddle and stretch across the distances , often very large distances.

In some cases lahars travel large distances and form thick deposits up to tens of metres deep.

During that time continents, oceans, and mountain chains have moved horizontally and vertically through large distances .

The sequence adjacent to the insertion site is very well conserved over large evolutionary distances such as between fungi, algae and bacteria.

The entire physical universe in this conception was only a few times larger than the distance from Earth to the Moon.

There is however a very large distance between these long-run theoretical considerations and empirical implementation.

In addition a sky wave is reflected back to earth over large distances .

long

Over long distances this adds up to thousands of pounds of pressure on your limbs and joints.

The Communications Ministry said last month national and international long-distance markets would be open to competition this December.

To cover a longer distance a technique known as double-stepping is employed.

Ericson reckons that well-heeled long-distance companies such as AT&038;.

But longer distance homing must require other techniques.

Like the rest of Britain's many great long distance runners Zarei has this ability to ignore the pain and keep going.

Driving long distances has taken a vicious toll.

safe

No longer was it a plan calmly discussed from a safe distance .

But not all eavesdropping can be accomplished at such a safe distance .

So, from a safe distance , he plucked meanings from the cosmos and wove them together in reassurance.

Radar or vision-based sensors in the front of your car will keep it a safe stopping distance from the car ahead.

She sat down rather stiffly on the grass, being careful to keep a safe distance between them.

The senator fell into step beside me while some of Bonefish's smaller children followed at a safe distance .

Bystanders watch from a safe distance as a doctor and nurses go about their business in front of the hospital entrance.

The best way of avoiding this problem is to ensure that there is a safe distance between the trees and buildings.

short

Even within a short distance we can see remarkable changes of thickness.

George was none the less stimulating the cortex, but at another spot, a short distance away from the previous site.

The Leapors' home was probably a short distance from the nursery.

He bailed out at just the right time and floated the short distance to earth in a golden parachute.

The constant switching between long and short distances appears to create myopia.

By 40, I wore a brace on my left leg and used a motorized scooter to cover all but short distances .

Alexei stopped a short distance behind him.

Most chitons are rather sedentary animals, living in one spot and venturing short distances in search of food.

social

Social psychologists have conducted thousands of studies about stereotypes of outgroups or desired social distance from outgroup members, etc.

There was less social distance between the rehabilitation staff and patients than between patients and clinicians.

It has also partly reduced the bureaucratization of farms and lessened the social distance between farmers and their workers.

Here there was less social distance between head and staff, though the head accepted the main responsibility for initiating and leading.

There is also an exaggerated demarcation of social distance between ranks, and deferential behavior by subordinate ranks toward superiors.

Our framework for understanding this is, as with social distance , based firmly within the literature of second language learning.

For example the accepted social distance between people can vary, even at the level of physical contact in everyday greetings.

walking

Kikuyu farmers had traditionally farmed several plots which were within easy walking distance but had different characteristics of altitude and soil type.

Drumnasole is another pretty, secondary glen with a waterfall and is within easy walking distance .

Also comfortable walking distance of the Lanes, theatres, cinemas, and leisure centre.

It was the converted first floor of a large terraced house, within walking distance of the university.

Some sort of teacher was almost always within walking distance of a rural child.

The Old Vic pub and Rockafellas nightclub are within easy walking distance .

Brigade H.Q was just at the entrance to the village with everyone within walking distance of each other.

■ VERB

cover

To cover a longer distance a technique known as double-stepping is employed.

By 40, I wore a brace on my left leg and used a motorized scooter to cover all but short distances .

He wasn't sure how Creed had covered the distance between the window and the door.

The race includes a ladies' race, the first lady taking about five minutes longer to cover the distance .

Jonathan's walk will cover a distance of about 4,000 miles.

But for a big landscape, a plane is a major advantage because you can cover much greater distances .

Hazel covered the distance down the slope in a few seconds.

Their riders had then to cover long distances on foot, leading their mounts.

keep

I walk along and she keeps pace and distance .

At first we kept our distance .

She sat down rather stiffly on the grass, being careful to keep a safe distance between them.

It is easy to see it now in the way labor has kept its distance from the plant-closing movement.

Knowing how easily she could erupt, they kept their distance .

But Powell is keeping his distance .

Because of this difference, men keep a greater distance from their children.

measure

It won't be very accurate in practice, because of difficulty in measuring the distances accurately, but at least it's right.

Then measure the same distance from the outside down, and that will mark where the floor is on the inside.

Have a student use one of the yardsticks to measure the distance . 2.

Both, in their different ways, were measuring the distance between themselves and others.

A laser altimeter will measure the distance to Eros, gradually assembling a detailed topographical map.

Hubble was forced, therefore, to use indirect methods to measure the distances .

Sergeant Ninez was playing with his compass and map, measuring distances and calculating the best route back to Orange.

move

Only coal was moved long distances by canals, railways and roads.

Twice they spotted other search boats moving silently in the distance .

Something seemed to move in the distance .

After a while, deciding that discretion was preferable, they moved off some distance into the desert parallel to the road.

This would explain the great effort expended in moving the stones long distances: they had a specific quality and function.

On the roll of a double the Squig moves the distance indicated but in an entirely random direction.

You must move the full distance possible.

This argument is reversed when the load has to move a large distance , because a high operating speed is then required.

put

Already she had put a little distance between them!

Ellie had been fighting steadily with Michael, and now decided to put some distance between them.

Wisdom consists in putting some distance between the soul and such destruction.

They all need to put some distance between them-selves and the Vanderbilt humiliation.

The animal loped away, putting more distance between them, then resumed its casual, padding walk along the path.

Some people put a permanent protective distance between themselves and the betrayal.

At every turning point they put a greater distance between each other.

I pulled out of his grip and put some distance between us.

travel

The warriors always accompany them when they must travel long distances to find green grass.

He travels great distances to see new varieties.

In theory, the light could travel any distance along the fibre.

The albatross may prefer high winds as it can travel huge distances in storms.

The ball travels the distance you have nominated, plus the score of the Artillery dice.

Many readers possess their own forms of transport and are prepared to travel reasonable distances within the authority when requiring material urgently.

This is so that the energy can be made to travel a much greater distance .

We chose to travel a minimum distance and stayed at Shorefield Country Club in southwest Hampshire.

walk

They had then walked the short distance to Park Lane, her hand in the crook of James's arm.

Their B &038; B is within walking distance of the art deco Filberg Lodge with its delightful nine-acre park.

She'd walked some distance , judging by her shoes, which were worn to pieces.

On opening day we hunted within walking distance of the cabin.

Why should Ron choose to delay, then take his car instead of walking the short distance to the Red Lion?

An empty apartment within walking distance of the harbour was found for us where we could cook and sleep and wash.

A further consideration was the presence, again within easy walking distance of the site, of the local school.

The Estrada family lives within walking distance of the Minsa plant.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fair size/amount/number/bit/distance etc

But a fair number of them went on to greater things.

It prefers a fair amount of nutritious detritus.

Scientists must proceed cautiously, moving ahead only with the assent of a fair number of their colleagues.

Thanks to the inherently leaky nature of the water industry, there is already a fair amount of information to go on.

That involved a fair amount of travel.

There was a fair amount going on.

They'd have a fair bit of tidying up to do before they left.

You may also be involved in a fair amount of travel.

a goodish distance/number etc

be within spitting distance (of sth)

be within striking distance

At least then she would know that the oyster skiffs were within striking distance of the shore.

Besides, we might be within striking distance of the well, a place to camp if necessary.

He hadn't, but, looking at the map, Branson could see they were within striking distance.

We are within striking distance of our goal.

the middle distance

Ezra leaned against the sink and stared off into the middle distance.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Measure the distance between the window and the door.

Now that there's some distance between us and the accident, it's easier to talk about.

the distance between the earth and the sun

What is the distance from New York to Miami?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A distance that a bird could cover in an hour might require a week to negotiate.

At the top end of the paddock Arkle haughtily stares into the distance .

It is still possible to trace its water courses, some distance from Awre, close to Hall Farm.

Maskelyne took up, then embraced, then came to personify the lunar distance method.

She often asked me about the hills in the distance , beyond the moors, and wanted to ride her pony there.

The result is that their high social mobility does not entail high levels of long distance spatial mobility.

We watched him closely from a distance .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

try

Don't try distancing yourself from me by calling me Mr Calder.

She, too, has tried to distance herself from what she does best, but the good guys need her.

The lift was small and Rain was trying to distance herself from Oliver without pressing up against Wickham.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fair size/amount/number/bit/distance etc

But a fair number of them went on to greater things.

It prefers a fair amount of nutritious detritus.

Scientists must proceed cautiously, moving ahead only with the assent of a fair number of their colleagues.

Thanks to the inherently leaky nature of the water industry, there is already a fair amount of information to go on.

That involved a fair amount of travel.

There was a fair amount going on.

They'd have a fair bit of tidying up to do before they left.

You may also be involved in a fair amount of travel.

a goodish distance/number etc

the middle distance

Ezra leaned against the sink and stared off into the middle distance.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Falconer had apparently been playing with the letters of the name, breaking them up, distancing each from the other.

Finally, Norman began to distance himself.

He also chose to distance himself geographically.

He regards the trappings of power as more important than dogma, and has distanced himself from the Communists more than once.

In the ensuing political rumpus John Major shamelessly distanced himself from his henchman.

To many, the world in which they appear to have lived seems to have been distanced from reality.

You must learn to distance yourself.

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