Meaning of REMOTE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ rɪmoʊt ]

( remoter, remotest)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


Remote areas are far away from cities and places where most people live, and are therefore difficult to get to.

Landslides have cut off many villages in remote areas.

ADJ : usu ADJ n


The remote past or remote future is a time that is many years distant from the present.

Slabs of rock had slipped sideways in the remote past, and formed this hole.

= distant

ADJ : usu ADJ n


If something is remote from a particular subject or area of experience, it is not relevant to it because it is very different.

This government depends on the wishes of a few who are remote from the people...

ADJ : usu v-link ADJ from n


If you say that there is a remote possibility or chance that something will happen, you are emphasizing that there is only a very small chance that it will happen.

I use a sunscreen whenever there is even a remote possibility that I will be in the sun...

ADJ [ emphasis ]


If you describe someone as remote , you mean that they behave as if they do not want to be friendly or closely involved with other people.

She looked so beautiful, and at the same time so remote.


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