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dis·tance

 (dĭs′təns)
n.
1. The extent of space between two objects or places; an intervening space.
2. The fact or condition of being apart in space; remoteness.
3. Mathematics The length or numerical value of a straight line or curve.
4.
a. The extent of space between points on a measured course.
b. The length of a race, especially of a horserace.
5.
a. A point or area that is far away: "Telephone poles stretched way into a distance I couldn't quite see" (Leigh Allison Wilson).
b. A depiction of a such a point or area.
6. A stretch of space without designation of limit; an expanse: a land of few hills and great distances.
7. The extent of time between two events; an intervening period.
8. A point removed in time: At a distance of 11 years, his memory of the crime was blurry.
9. The full period or length of a contest or game: The challenger had never attempted the distance of 12 rounds.
10. An amount of progress: The curriculum committee is a distance from where it was last month.
11. Difference or disagreement: The candidates could not be at a greater distance on this issue.
12. Emotional separateness or reserve; aloofness.
tr.v. dis·tanced, dis·tanc·ing, dis·tanc·es
1. To place or keep at or as if at a distance: "monks who had distanced themselves from the official ecclesiastical hierarchy by resurrecting the ascetic traditions of the early Church Fathers" (Rosamund Bartlett).
2. To cause to appear at a distance.
3. To leave far behind; outrun.

distance

(ˈdɪstəns)
n
1. the intervening space between two points or things
2. the length of this gap
3. the state of being apart in space; remoteness
4. an interval between two points in time
5. the extent of progress; advance
6. a distant place or time: he lives at a distance from his work.
7. a separation or remoteness in relationship; disparity
8. (Mathematics) geometry
a. the length of the shortest line segment joining two points
b. the length along a straight line or curve
9. the distance the most distant or a faraway part of the visible scene or landscape
10. (Horse Racing) horse racing
a. Brit a point on a racecourse 240 yards from the winning post
b. Brit any interval of more than 20 lengths between any two finishers in a race
c. US the part of a racecourse that a horse must reach in any heat before the winner passes the finishing line in order to qualify for later heats
11. (Boxing) boxing to complete a bout without being knocked out
12. to be able to complete an assigned task or responsibility
13. keep one's distance to maintain a proper or discreet reserve in respect of another person
14. (Art Terms) the distant parts of a picture, such as a landscape
15. (Art Terms) (in a picture) halfway between the foreground and the horizon
16. (in a natural situation) halfway between the observer and the horizon
17. (Athletics (Track & Field)) (modifier) athletics relating to or denoting the longer races, usually those longer than a mile: a distance runner.
vb (tr)
18. to hold or place at a distance
19. (Psychology) to separate (oneself) mentally or emotionally from something
20. to outdo; outstrip

dis•tance

(ˈdɪs təns)

n., v. -tanced, -tanc•ing. n.
1. the extent or amount of space between two things, points, lines, etc.
2. the state or fact of being apart in space, as of one thing from another; remoteness.
3. a linear extent of space: to walk a distance.
4. an expanse; area: A vast distance of water surrounded the ship.
5. the interval between two points of time; an extent of time.
6. remoteness or difference in any respect.
7. an amount of progress: We've come a long distance on the project.
8. a distant point, place, or region.
9. the distant part of a field of view: a tree in the distance.
10. absence of warmth; reserve; coolness.
11. (in a heat race) the space measured back from the winning post that a horse must reach by the time the winner passes the winning post or be eliminated from subsequent heats.
v.t.
12. to leave behind at a distance, as at a race; surpass.
13. to place at a distance.
14. to cause to appear distant.
Idioms:
go the distance,
a. (in horse racing) to run well in a long race.
b. to complete something that requires sustained effort.
[1250–1300; Middle English destaunce < Anglo-French < Latin distantia <distant- (see distant)]

distance

1. The space between adjacent individual ships or boats measured in any direction between foremasts.
2. The space between adjacent men, animals, vehicles, or units in a formation measured from front to rear.
3. The space between known reference points or a ground observer and a target, measured in meters (artillery), in yards (naval gunfire), or in units specified by the observer. See also interval.

Distance

See also measurement.

the fixing of the position of an object by transmitting a signal and measuring the time required for it to bounce back, typically done by radar or sonar.
odometer.
the ability, sometimes pretended, to sight ships or land at great distances.
a device that records the distance traveled; a recording odometer or pedometer.
a device for measuring the distance passed over, as by an automobile. Also spelled hodometer.
a device that measures the distance walked by counting the number of steps taken.
a surveying instrument for measuring distance, height, elevation, etc.
the measurement of distance, height, elevation, etc., with a tachymeter.
1. an instrument for measuring the distance of objects from the observer, as the range finder in artillery.
2. an electronic device for taking readings from other distant instruments.
the science or use of the telemeter; long-distance measurement.
a communication or conversation by telephone.
an early form of odometer, for measuring the distance traveled by a carriage. Also viatometer.

distance


Past participle: distanced
Gerund: distancing

Imperative
distance
distance
Present
I distance
you distance
he/she/it distances
we distance
you distance
they distance
Preterite
I distanced
you distanced
he/she/it distanced
we distanced
you distanced
they distanced
Present Continuous
I am distancing
you are distancing
he/she/it is distancing
we are distancing
you are distancing
they are distancing
Present Perfect
I have distanced
you have distanced
he/she/it has distanced
we have distanced
you have distanced
they have distanced
Past Continuous
I was distancing
you were distancing
he/she/it was distancing
we were distancing
you were distancing
they were distancing
Past Perfect
I had distanced
you had distanced
he/she/it had distanced
we had distanced
you had distanced
they had distanced
Future
I will distance
you will distance
he/she/it will distance
we will distance
you will distance
they will distance
Future Perfect
I will have distanced
you will have distanced
he/she/it will have distanced
we will have distanced
you will have distanced
they will have distanced
Future Continuous
I will be distancing
you will be distancing
he/she/it will be distancing
we will be distancing
you will be distancing
they will be distancing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been distancing
you have been distancing
he/she/it has been distancing
we have been distancing
you have been distancing
they have been distancing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been distancing
you will have been distancing
he/she/it will have been distancing
we will have been distancing
you will have been distancing
they will have been distancing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been distancing
you had been distancing
he/she/it had been distancing
we had been distancing
you had been distancing
they had been distancing
Conditional
I would distance
you would distance
he/she/it would distance
we would distance
you would distance
they would distance
Past Conditional
I would have distanced
you would have distanced
he/she/it would have distanced
we would have distanced
you would have distanced
they would have distanced

distance

The full number of rounds.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.distance - the property created by the space between two objects or pointsdistance - the property created by the space between two objects or points
spatial arrangement, spacing - the property possessed by an array of things that have space between them
way - the property of distance in general; "it's a long way to Moscow"; "he went a long ways"
piece - a distance; "it is down the road a piece"
mean distance - the arithmetic mean of the maximum and minimum distances of a celestial body (satellite or secondary star) from its primary
farawayness, farness, remoteness - the property of being remote
nearness, closeness - the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance; "the sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action"
wavelength - the distance (measured in the direction of propagation) between two points in the same phase in consecutive cycles of a wave
focal distance, focal length - the distance from a lens to its focus
hyperfocal distance - the distance in front of a lens that is focused at infinity beyond which all objects are well defined and clear
leap - the distance leaped (or to be leaped); "a leap of 10 feet"
span - the distance or interval between two points
wheelbase - the distance from the center of a car's front wheel to the rear axle
interval, separation - the distance between things; "fragile items require separation and cushioning"
remove - degree of figurative distance or separation; "just one remove from madness" or "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy";
yardage - distance measured in the aggregate number of yards; "what is the yardage of this golf course?"
hour, minute - distance measured by the time taken to cover it; "we live an hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away"
milage, mileage - distance measured in miles
elevation - distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level); "there was snow at the higher elevations"
hour angle - the angular distance along the celestial equator from the observer's meridian to the hour circle of a given celestial body
2.distance - a distant region; "I could see it in the distance"
region, part - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
3.distance - size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"
leg - (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack
size - the physical magnitude of something (how big it is); "a wolf is about the size of a large dog"
arm's length - a distance sufficient to exclude intimacy
gauge - the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
light time - distance measured in terms of the speed of light (or radio waves); "the light time from Jupiter to the sun is approximately 43 minutes"
skip distance - the shortest distance that permits radio signals (of a given frequency) to travel from the transmitter to the receiver by reflection from the ionosphere
wingspan, wingspread - linear distance between the extremities of an airfoil
wingspread - distance between the tips of the wings (as of a bird or insect) when fully extended
altitude - the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel)
4.distance - indifference by personal withdrawaldistance - indifference by personal withdrawal; "emotional distance"
indifference - unbiased impartial unconcern
5.distance - the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
6.distance - a remote point in time; "if that happens it will be at some distance in the future"; "at a distance of ten years he had forgotten many of the details"
point in time, point - an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
Verb1.distance - keep at a distance; "we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"
hold, keep, maintain - keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
2.distance - go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners"
leave behind - depart and not take along; "He left behind all his possessions when he moved to Europe"

distance

noun
1. space, length, extent, range, stretch, gap, interval, separation, span, width They measured the distance between the island and the shore.
2. remoteness, farness The distance wouldn't be a problem.
3. aloofness, reserve, detachment, restraint, indifference, stiffness, coolness, coldness, remoteness, frigidity, uninvolvement, standoffishness There were periods of distance, of coldness.
distance yourself from something or someone disown, reject, separate yourself from, wash your hands of, dissociate yourself from The author distanced himself from some comments in his book.
go the distance finish, stay the course, complete, see through, bring to an end Riders are determined to go the distance.
in the distance far off, far away, on the horizon, afar, yonder We suddenly saw her in the distance.
Quotations
"'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view" [Thomas Campbell Pleasures of Hope]
"Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye" [Dr. Johnson Rasselas]

distance

noun
1. An extent, measured or unmeasured, of linear space:
Informal: piece, way.
2. The fact or condition of being far removed or apart:
3. A wide and open area, as of land, sky, or water:
4. Degree of separation, especially in time:
5. Dissociation from one's surroundings or worldly affairs:
Translations
على بُعد، مَكان بَعيدمسافةمَسافَةمَسافَه
distància
vzdálenostdálka
afstanddistancei det fjerne
distanco
etäisyysetäännyttää
udaljenost
messzeségtáv
distantia
jarak
fjarlægîfjarski
距離
거리
atstumasnuotolisnutolęstolimastolis
atstatumsattālumstālienetālums
distanţă
diaľka
razdalja
avstånddistans
ระยะทาง
uzaklıkmesafeuzak bir yer/nokta
khoảng cách

distance

[ˈdɪstəns]
A. N
1. (in space) → distancia f
what distance is it from here to London?¿qué distancia hay de aquí a Londres?
we followed them at a distanceles seguimos a distancia
at a distance of two metresa dos metros de distancia
I can't see her face at this distancea esta distancia no puedo ver su cara
within easy distance (of sth)a poca distancia (de algo), no muy lejos (de algo)
the hotel is a fair distance from the airportel hotel está bastante lejos del aeropuerto
from a distancedesde lejos
from a distance you look like your motherdesde lejos te pareces a tu madre
he had no choice but to admire her from a distanceno podía hacer otra cosa más que admirarla desde lejos
to go the distance (Sport) → llegar hasta el final
a lot of people start the course with enthusiasm but are unable to go the distancemuchos empiezan el curso con entusiasmo pero son incapaces de completarlo
it's a good distance (from here)está muy or bastante lejos (de aquí)
to be within hearing distanceestar al alcance de la voz
in the distancea lo lejos
in the near distancea poca distancia
in the middle distanceen segundo término
in the far distancemuy a lo lejos, en la lejanía
to keep one's distance (lit) → mantenerse a distancia (fig) → guardar las distancias
keep your distance!¡mantén la distancia!
to keep sb at a distance (fig) → guardar las distancias con algn
he can't walk long distances yetaún no puede andar largas distancias
it's no distanceestá cerquísima, está a nada de aquí
it's only a short distance awayestá a poca distancia, está bastante cerca
stopping distance (Aut) → distancia f de parada
to be within striking distance of sthestar muy cerca de algo, estar a un paso or dos pasos de algo
it is within walking distancese puede ir andando
see also long-distance
2. (in time) at a distance of 400 yearsdespués de 400 años
at this distance in timedespués de tanto tiempo
B. VT to distance o.s. (from problems, situations etc) → distanciarse (from sth de algo)
C. CPD distance learning Nenseñanza f a distancia, enseñanza f por correspondencia
distance race Ncarrera f de larga distancia
distance runner Ncorredor(a) m/f de fondo

distance

[ˈdɪstəns]
n
(lit)distance f
a distance of 40 kilometres → une distance de quarante kilomètres
what's the distance to London? → à quelle distance se trouve Londres?
walking distance
It's within walking distance → On peut y aller à pied.
in the distance → au loin
from a distance → de loin
to be some distance from sth, to be quite a distance from sth (= far) → être assez loin de qch
at a distance of ... → à une distance de ...
to keep one's distance (physically)garder ses distances; (emotionally)garder ses distances
to go the distance (in race, competition)tenir la distance
(= coldness) [person] → froideur f
vt
to distance o.s. → se détacher
to distance o.s. from sb/sth (= dissociate o.s.) → se distancier de qn/qch (= become detached) → prendre du recul par rapport à qn/qchdistance learning n (by correspondence)enseignement m à distance; (online)téléenseignement mdistance race n (= long-distance race) → course f de fonddistance runner ncoureur/euse m/f de fond

distance

n
(in space) → Entfernung f; (= gap, interval)Abstand m, → Distanz f (geh); (= distance covered)Strecke f, → Weg m; we now measure distance in feetwir geben Entfernungen jetzt in Fuß an; at a distance of two feetin zwei Fuß Entfernung; stopping distanceBremsweg m; the distance between the eyes/railway linesder Abstand zwischen den Augen/Eisenbahnschienen; at an equal distance from the middlegleich weit von der Mitte entfernt; the distance between London and Glasgow is …die Entfernung zwischen London und Glasgow beträgt; what’s the distance between London and Glasgow?wie weit ist es von London nach Glasgow?; I don’t know the exact distanceich weiß nicht genau, wie weit es ist; we covered the distance between London and Glasgow in five hourswir haben für die Strecke London-Glasgow fünf Stunden gebraucht; he went with me (for) part of the distanceer ging einen Teil der Strecke or des Weges mit mir; in the (far) distance(ganz) in der Ferne, (ganz) weit weg; to gaze into the distancein die Ferne starren; he admired her at or from a distance (fig)er bewunderte sie aus der Ferne; it’s within walking distancees ist zu Fuß erreichbar; it’s no distancees ist überhaupt nicht weit, es ist nur ein Katzensprung (inf); a short distance awayganz in der Nähe; it’s quite a distance (away)es ist ziemlich weit (entfernt or weg); we drove 600 miles — that’s quite a distancewir sind 600 Meilen gefahren — das ist eine ganz schöne Strecke; the race is over a distance of 3 milesdas Rennen geht über eine Distanz von 3 Meilen; to go the distancedurchhalten, es durchstehen; the fight went the distanceder Kampf ging über alle Runden; to keep one’s distance (from somebody/something)Abstand (von jdm/etw) halten
(in time) from or at a distance of 400 yearsaus einem Abstand von 400 Jahren; at this distance in timenach einem so langen Zeitraum
(fig, in social rank) → Unterschied m; to keep somebody at a distancejdn auf Distanz halten; to keep one’s distance (from somebody) (= be aloof)auf Distanz (zu jdm) bleiben, Abstand or Distanz (zu jdm) wahren (geh)
vt
(Sport etc) = outdistance
to distance oneself/somebody from somebody/somethingsich/jdn von jdm/etw distanzieren; television may distance the public from realitydas Fernsehen kann die Öffentlichkeit der Wirklichkeit entfremden

distance

:
distance event
distance learning
nFernunterricht f; distance courseFernjurs m
distance runner
nLangstreckenläufer(in) m(f)

distance

[ˈdɪstns]
1. n (between two things) → distanza
the distance between the houses → la distanza or lo spazio tra le case
it's a good distance → dista un bel po', è parecchio lontano
it's within walking distance → ci si arriva a piedi
at a distance of 2 metres → a 2 metri di distanza
in the distance → in lontananza
from a distance → da lontano
distance race → gara di fondo
distance runner → fondista m/f
distance ratio → rapporto di distanza
at this distance in time → a distanza di tanto tempo
to keep sb at a distance → tenere qn a distanza
to keep one's distance → tenersi a distanza
2. vt (fig) → allontanare
to distance o.s from → allontanarsi da, staccarsi da

distance

(ˈdistəns) noun
1. the space between things, places etc. Some of the children have to walk long distances to school; It's quite a distance to the bus stop; It is difficult to judge distance when driving at night; What's the distance from here to London?
2. a far-off place or point. We could see the town in the distance; He disappeared into the distance; The picture looks better at a distance.
ˈdistant adjective
1. far away or far apart, in place or time. the distant past; a distant country; Our house is quite distant from the school.
2. not close. a distant relation.
3. not friendly. Her manner was rather distant.

distance

مَسافَة vzdálenost afstand Entfernung απόσταση distancia etäisyys distance udaljenost distanza 距離 거리 afstand distanse odległość distância расстояние avstånd ระยะทาง uzaklık khoảng cách 距离

dis·tance

n. distancia, lejanía;
at a ___a lo lejos;
v.
to keep at a ___mantener a ___.
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