Definitions for: Distant


[adj] far distant in space; "distant lands"; "remote stars"; "a remote outpost of civilization"; "a hideaway far removed from towns and cities"
[adj] far distant in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or future"; "a civilization ten centuries removed from modern times"
[adj] separated in space or time or coming from or going to a distance; "the distant past"; "distant villages"; "the sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call"
[adj] far apart in relevance or relationship; "a distant cousin"; "a distant likeness"
[adj] remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dis"tant, a. [F., fr. L. distans, -antis, p. pr. of
distare to stand apart, be separate or distant; dis- + stare
to stand. See Stand.]
1. Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance;
away.

One board had two tenons, equally distant. --Ex.
xxxvi. 22.

Diana's temple is not distant far. --Shak.

2. Far separated; far off; not near; remote; -- in place,
time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times;
distant relatives.

The success of these distant enterprises.
--Prescott.

3. Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial;
somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.

He passed me with a distant bow. --Goldsmith.

4. Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.

Some distant knowledge. --Shak.

A distant glimpse. --W. Irving.

5. Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so
widely distant from Christianity.

Syn: Separate; far; remote; aloof; apart; asunder; slight;
faint; indirect; indistinct.

Synonyms: aloof, away(p), deep, extreme, far, faraway, far-flung, loosely knit, nonadjacent, out-of-town, remote, removed, removed(p), reserved, ulterior, yon, yonder

Antonyms: close

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