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dis·tant

 (dĭs′tənt)
adj.
1.
a. Separate or apart in space.
b. Far removed; remote: distant lands.
2. Coming from or going to a distance: a distant sound; a distant telephone call.
3. Far removed or apart in time: the distant past; distant events.
4. Far apart in relationship: a distant cousin.
5. Minimally similar: a distant likeness.
6. Far removed mentally: distant thoughts.
7. Aloof or chilly: a distant smile.

[Middle English distaunt, from Old French, from Latin distāns, distant-, present participle of distāre, to be remote : dis-, apart; see dis- + stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

dis′tant·ly adv.

distant

(ˈdɪstənt)
adj
1. far away or apart in space or time
2. (postpositive) separated in space or time by a specified distance
3. apart in relevance, association, or relationship: a distant cousin.
4. coming from or going to a faraway place: a distant journey.
5. remote in manner; aloof
6. abstracted; absent: a distant look.
[C14: from Latin distāre to be distant, from dis-1 + stāre to stand]
ˈdistantly adv
ˈdistantness n

dis•tant

(ˈdɪs tənt)

adj.
1. far off or apart in space; remote.
2. apart or far off in time.
3. remote in any respect: a distant relative.
4. reserved or aloof; not familiar or cordial.
5. arriving from or going to a distance.
[1350–1400; < Latin distant-, s. of distāns, present participle of distāre to stand apart =di- di-2 + stāre to stand]
dis′tant•ly, adv.
dis′tant•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.distant - separated in space or coming from or going to a distance; "distant villages"; "the sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call"
far - 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"
close - at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"
2.distant - far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"
close - close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
3.distant - remote in mannerdistant - remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"
reserved - marked by self-restraint and reticence; "was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"-Victoria Sackville-West
4.distant - separate or apart in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or future"
far - 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"
5.distant - located far away spatially; "distant lands"; "remote stars"
far - 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"

distant

adjective
1. far-off, far, remote, removed, abroad, out-of-the-way, far-flung, faraway, outlying, afar the war in that distant land
far-off close, near, neighbouring, nearby, handy, adjacent, at hand, adjoining, nigh, just round the corner, proximate, within sniffing distance (informal)
2. faint, vague, dim, uncertain, obscure, hazy, indistinct Last year's drought is a distant memory.
3. remote, slight, indirect He's a distant relative.

distant

adjective
1. Far from others in space, time, or relationship:
Idiom: at a distance.
Translations
بارِد، مُتَحَفِّظبَعِيدبَعيد، قاصٍ، ناءٍذو قرابَةٍ بَعيدَه
vzdálenýodměřenýrezervovaný
fjernlangt fra
fora
etä-etäinenkaukainenkauko-syrjäinen
udaljen
fjarskyldurí tiltekinni fjarlægî; fjarlæguróvingjarnlegur, kuldalegur
遠い離れた
afgelegenin de vertever
oddaljen
avlägsen
ห่างไกล
uzakuzaktayakın akrabası olmayanmesafelisoğuk
xa

distant

[ˈdɪstənt] ADJ
1. (in space) [country, land] → distante, lejano; [star, galaxy] → lejano, remoto; [sound] → lejano
the nearest hospital was 200km distantel hospital más cercano se hallaba a 200km (de distancia)
the school is 2km distant from the churchla escuela está a 2km (de distancia) de la iglesia
as Neptune is so distant from the suncomo Neptuno está tan lejos del sol
in a distant part of the countryen una remota región del país
we could hear distant thunderse oían truenos lejanos or en la distancia
we had a distant view of the seaveíamos el mar a lo lejos
2. (in time) [future, past, ancestor] → lejano
in the distant futureen un lejano futuro
in the not too or very distant futureen un futuro no demasiado or no muy lejano
last summer's drought is a distant memoryla sequía del verano pasado es ya un recuerdo lejano
in the distant pasten un lejano pasado, en un pasado remoto
at some distant point in the futureen algún momento del futuro lejano
a distant prospectuna remota posibilidad
3. (= not closely related) [relative, cousin] → lejano; [connection] → remoto
4. (= aloof) [person, manner, voice] → distante
he is courteous but distantes cortés pero distante
to become distantvolverse distante
she became increasingly distant towards himse distanció cada vez más de él
5. (= removed) all this seems so distant from the Spain of todaytodo esto parece muy alejado de la realidad española de hoy, todo esto parece no tener nada que ver con la España de hoy
Steve gradually became more distant from realitypoco a poco, Steve se iba alejando cada vez más de la realidad
he has become somewhat distant from the day-to-day operations of the departmentse ha distanciado un tanto de las operaciones diarias del departamento
6. (= distracted) [person, look] → ausente
there was a distant look in her eyestenía la mirada ausente or ida

distant

[ˈdɪstənt] adj
(= far away) [place] → lointain(e), éloigné(e)
in the distant future → dans un avenir lointain
in the distant past → il y a bien longtemps
(= distantly related) [relative, relation, cousin] → éloigné(e)
(= cold) [person, manner] → distant(e)
(= vague) [memory] → lointain(e)

distant

adj
(in space) horizon, land, region, mountainsfern; galaxiesweit entfernt; soundentfernt; relative, resemblanceentfernt; with views of the distant mountainsmit Aussicht auf die Berge in der Ferne; we had a distant view of the churchwir sahen die Kirche in der Ferne; he is somewhat distant from the day-to-day operationser hat mit dem täglichen Betrieb ziemlich wenig zu tun; I felt so distant from herich fühlte mich so weit weg von ihr; to come or finish a distant second/third (to somebody/something) (in race, competition) → weit abgeschlagen auf dem zweiten/dritten Platz (hinter jdm/etw) landen; profits came a distant second to preserving jobsGewinne lagen an zweiter Stelle, weit hinter der Arbeitsplatzerhaltung
(in time, age) past, futurefern; memoryentfernt, schwach; daysweit zurückliegend; it’s a distant prospect (fig)es liegt noch in weiter Ferne; in the not too or very distant futurein nicht allzu ferner Zukunft
(= reserved) person, voicedistanziert; they are emotionally distant from their familiessie haben ein emotional distanziertes Verhältnis zu ihren Familien
(= distracted) person, look, mindabwesend; there was a distant look in her eyessie hatte einen abwesenden Blick
adv (in time, space) → entfernt; a mile distant from our houseeine Meile von unserem Haus entfernt; dawn was still an hour distantes war noch eine Stunde bis zum Morgengrauen

distant

[ˈdɪstnt] adj (gen) → lontano/a; (country) → distante, lontano/a; (likeness) → vago/a, lontano/a (fig) (aloof, manner, person) → distaccato/a
in the distant past/future → nel lontano passato/futuro

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.

distant

بَعِيد vzdálený fjern entfernt απομακρυσμένος distante, lejano kaukainen distant udaljen distante 離れた afgelegen fjern odległy distante отдаленный avlägsen ห่างไกล uzak xa 在远处的
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Sometimes, in a summer morning, having taken my accustomed bath, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in a revery, amidst the pines and hickories and sumachs, in undisturbed solitude and stillness, while the birds sing around or flitted noiseless through the house, until by the sun falling in at my west window, or the noise of some traveller's wagon on the distant highway, I was reminded of the lapse of time.
At the place where I planned to do this, I was (as nearly as I could calculate it) some three days distant, journeying on foot, from the sacred city.
Then, after an interminable time, as it seemed to us, crouching and peering through the hedge, came a sound like the distant concussion of a gun.
The chief promised to recover the stolen articles; but failed to do so, alleging that the thieves belonged to a distant tribe, and had made off with their booty.
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Then, from behind a distant hill, the noble sun rose up, driving the mists in phantom shapes before it, and clearing the earth of their ghostly forms till darkness came again.
He received us the first time in a cabin about a musket shot distant from the rest, furnished out with a throne in the middle built of clay and stones, and covered with tapestry and two velvet cushions.
Then came the distant report of a shot, and our troops could be seen hurrying to the crossing.
And out of the midst of superabundance, it is delightful to look out upon distant seas.
Nor was I deceived, for soon I heard the very distant and low tones of a human voice, which, as I continued to give ear, grew steadily louder and nearer.
The declivity of the upper surface, from the circumference to the centre, is the natural cause why all the dews and rains, which fall upon the island, are conveyed in small rivulets toward the middle, where they are emptied into four large basins, each of about half a mile in circuit, and two hundred yards distant from the centre.