Meaning of DISTANCE in English



Pronunciation: ' dis-t ə n(t)s

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 obsolete : DISCORD

2 a : separation in time b : the degree or amount of separation between two points, lines, surfaces, or objects c (1) : an extent of area or an advance along a route measured linearly (2) : an extent of space measured other than linearly <within walking distance > d : an extent of advance from a beginning e : EXPANSE f (1) : length of a race or contest <won at all distance s > (2) : the full length (as of a prizefight or ball game) (3) : a long race < distance training>

3 : the quality or state of being distant: as a : spatial remoteness b : personal and especially emotional separation also : RESERVE , COLDNESS c : DIFFERENCE , DISPARITY

4 : a distant point or region

5 a : AESTHETIC DISTANCE b : capacity to observe dispassionately

– go the distance also last the distance : to complete a course of action

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.