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Remote

Remote

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Inaccessible and sparsely populated;
(2)   Apart in space
"Distant lands"
"Remote stars"
(3)   Separate or apart in time
"Distant events"
"The remote past or future"
(4)   Far apart in nature
"Considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"
(5)   Very unlikely
"An outside chance"
"A remote possibility"
"A remote contingency"

noun


(6)   A device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
"He lost the remote for his TV"
Wiktonary



Adjective



  1. At a distance; disconnected.
    A remote operator may control the vehicle with a wireless handset.
  2. Distant or otherwise inaccessible.
    After his fall from the emperor's favor, the general was posted to a remote outpost.
  3. Unlikely.
    There was only a remote possibility that we would be rescued as we were far outside of the regular shipping lanes.
  4. Emotionally detached.
    After her mother's death, my friend grew remote for a time while she dealt with her grief.

Synonyms


Antonyms

  • (at a distance): attached, connected, contiguous, direct
  • (distant or otherwise inaccessible): close, near, proximate
  • (unlikely): likely, probable, reasonable, sure
  • (emotionally detached): companionable, intimate, involved, passionate

Noun



  1. Short for remote control.
    I hate it when my uncle comes over to visit; he always sits in the best chair and hogs the remote.