Meaning of DISTANCE in English


noun remoteness of place; a remote place.

2. distance ·vt to place at a distance or remotely.

3. distance ·noun space between two antagonists in fencing.

4. distance ·noun ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety.

5. distance ·noun a space marked out in the last part of a race course.

6. distance ·vt to cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote.

7. distance ·noun the interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh.

8. distance ·noun length or interval of time; period, past or future, between two eras or events.

9. distance ·noun the remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.

10. distance ·noun a withholding of intimacy; alienation; coldness; disagreement; variance; restraint; reserve.

11. distance ·noun remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor.

12. distance ·vt to outstrip by as much as a distance (see distance, ·noun, 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly.

13. distance ·noun the part of a picture which contains the representation of those objects which are the farthest away, ·esp. in a landscape.

14. distance ·noun relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear;

— contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left.

15. distance ·noun the space between two objects; the length of a line, especially the shortest line joining two points or things that are separate; measure of separation in place.

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