Meaning of REMOTE in English
— remotely , adv. — remoteness , n.
/ri moht"/ , adj., remoter, remotest , n.
1. far apart; far distant in space; situated at some distance away: the remote jungles of Brazil.
2. out-of-the-way; secluded: a remote village; a remote mountaintop.
3. distant in time: remote antiquity.
4. distant in relationship or connection: a remote ancestor.
5. operating or controlled from a distance, as by remote control: a remote telephone answering machine.
6. far off; abstracted; removed: principles remote from actions.
7. not direct, primary, or proximate; not directly involved or influential: the remote causes of the war.
8. slight or faint; unlikely: not the remotest idea; a remote chance.
9. reserved and distant in manner; aloof; not warmly cordial.
10. Radio and Television. a broadcast, usually live, from a location outside a studio.
11. See remote control (def. 2).
[ 1375-1425; late ME remotus, ptp. of removere to move back; see REMOVE, MOTION ]
Syn. 2. sequestered, isolated, removed, apart, solitary. 8. inconsiderable. 9. withdrawn.
Ant. 1. close, near.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012