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Distant

Distant

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Apart in space
"Distant lands"
"Remote stars"
(2)   Separate or apart in time
"Distant events"
"The remote past or future"
(3)   Separated in space or coming from or going to a distance
"Distant villages"
"The sound of distant traffic"
"A distant sound"
"A distant telephone call"
(4)   Far apart in relevance or relationship
"A distant cousin"
"A distant likeness"
(5)   Remote in manner
"Stood apart with aloof dignity"
"A distant smile"
"He was upstage with strangers"
Wiktonary



Etymology


From < < , ppr. of < , + .

Adjective



  1. far off
    We heard a distant rumbling but didn't pay any more attention to it.
    She was surprised to find that her fiancé was a distant relative of hers.