Meaning of REMOTE in English

(~r, ~st)

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 ~ areas.

ADJ: usu ADJ n


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

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

= distant

ADJ: usu ADJ n


If something is ~ 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 ~ from the people...

ADJ: usu v-link ADJ from n


If you say that there is a ~ 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 ~ possibility that I will be in the sun...

ADJ emphasis


If you describe someone as ~, 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 ~.


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