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Distance meaning

distance - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. keep at a distance; " we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"
  2. 2. The space between two objects; the length of a line, especially the shortest line joining two points or things that are separate; measure of separation in place.
  3. 3. Remoteness of place; a remote place.
  4. 4. A space marked out in the last part of a race course.
  5. 5. Space between two antagonists in fencing.
  6. 6. The part of a picture which contains the representation of those objects which are the farthest away, esp. in a landscape.
  7. 7. Ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety.
  8. 8. The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.
  9. 9. A withholding of intimacy; alienation; coldness; disagreement; variance; restraint; reserve.
  10. 10. Remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor.
  11. 11. The interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh.
  12. 12. To place at a distance or remotely.
  13. 13. To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote.
  14. 14. To outstrip by as much as a distance ( see Distance, n., 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly.
  15. 15. Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; - contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left.
  16. 16. Space between; remoteness; reserve.
  17. 17. To leave behind.

distance - examples of usage

  1. The distance across a large farm might, perhaps, be a mile. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. He rode a horse because of the distance- the farm being large- not for pleasure. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. What a distance he was from it all! - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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