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Definition 1: separated in space or coming from or going to a distance - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where distant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • distant villages
  • the sound of distant traffic
  • a distant sound
  • a distant telephone call

(distant is similar to ...) very distant in time or space

"deep in the past" "deep in enemy territory" "deep in the woods" "a deep space probe"

(distant is similar to ...) most distant in any direction

"the extreme edge of town"

(distant is similar to ...) remote

"far-flung corners of the Empire"

(distant is similar to ...) covering a long distance

"a long-distance runner" "a long-distance freight train" "she ran off with a long-distance truck driver"

(distant is similar to ...) not adjacent; not next

(distant is similar to ...) happening in or being of another town or city

"an out-of-town tryout" "an out-of-town school"

(distant is similar to ...) distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal)

"yonder valley" "the hills yonder" "what is yon place?"

(means also ...) located at a great distance in time or space or degree

"we come from a far country" "far corners of the earth" "the far future" "a far journey" "the far side of the road" "far from the truth" "far in the future"

(... are attributes of distant) the property created by the space between two objects or points

Definition 2: far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where distant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a distant cousin
  • a remote relative
  • a distant likeness
  • considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics

Synonyms for distant in the sense of this definition

(distant is similar to ...) far removed mentally

"a faraway (or distant) look in her eyes"

(distant is similar to ...) having only distant social or legal ties

"a loosely knit group"

(distant is similar to ...) separated in relationship by a given degree of descent

"a cousin once removed"

(distant is similar to ...) beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote

"a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion" "without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"

Definition 3: remote in manner - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where distant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stood apart with aloof dignity
  • a distant smile
  • he was upstage with strangers

Synonyms for distant in the sense of this definition

(distant is similar to ...) marked by self-restraint and reticence

"was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"

Definition 4: located far away spatially - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where distant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • distant lands
  • remote stars

Synonyms for distant in the sense of this definition

(distant is similar to ...) located at a great distance in time or space or degree

"we come from a far country" "far corners of the earth" "the far future" "a far journey" "the far side of the road" "far from the truth" "far in the future"

Definition 5: separate or apart in time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where distant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • distant events
  • the remote past or future

Synonyms for distant in the sense of this definition

(distant is similar to ...) located at a great distance in time or space or degree

"we come from a far country" "far corners of the earth" "the far future" "a far journey" "the far side of the road" "far from the truth" "far in the future"

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