Definitions for: Remote


[n] a device used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance; "he lost the remote for his TV"
[adj] inaccessible and sparsely populated
[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] far apart in nature; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"
[adj] very unlikely; "outside chance"; "remote possibility"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*mote" (r?-m?t"), a. [Compar. Remoter (-?r);
superl. Remotest.] [L. remotus, p. p. of removere to
remove. See Remove.]
1. Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; --
said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages;
remote lands.

Places remote enough are in Bohemia. --Shak.

Remote from men, with God he passed his days.
--Parnell.

2. Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related;
-- in various figurative uses. Specifically:
(a) Not agreeing; alien; foreign. ``All these
propositions, how remote soever from reason.''
--Locke.
(b) Not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection
or consanguinity.
(c) Separate; abstracted. ``Wherever the mind places
itself by any thought, either amongst, or remote from,
all bodies.'' --Locke.
(d) Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant.
``From the effect to the remotest cause.''
--Granville.
(e) Not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance.

3. (Bot.) Separated by intervals greater than usual. --
Re*mote"ly, adv. -- Re*mote"ness, n.

Synonyms: backwoods(a), distant, far, inaccessible, outback(a), outside, remote control, removed, removed(p), unaccessible, unlikely

See Also: device

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