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 withdrawn.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 .