Meaning of REMOTE in English

adj. (remoter, remotest)

1. far away in place or time.

2 out of the way; situated away from the main centres of population, society, etc.

3 distantly related (a remote ancestor).

4 slight, faint ( esp. in not the remotest chance, idea , etc.).

5 (of a person) aloof; not friendly.

6 (foll. by from) widely different; separate by nature (ideas remote from the subject).

Phrases and idioms:

remote control control of a machine or apparatus from a distance by means of signals transmitted from a radio or electronic device. remote-controlled (of a machine etc.) controlled at a distance.


remotely adv. remoteness n.

Etymology: ME f. L remotus (as REMOVE)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.