long distance

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long distance

1. An operator or a system that places long-distance telephone calls.
2. A long-distance telephone call.

long′ dis′tance

telephone service between distant places.


1. of, from, or between distant places: a long-distance phone call.
2. for, over, or covering long distances: a long-distance runner.
3. by long-distance telephone service: to call someone long-distance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.long distance - a telephone call made outside the local calling arealong distance - a telephone call made outside the local calling area; "I talked to her by long distance"
call, phone call, telephone call - a telephone connection; "she reported several anonymous calls"; "he placed a phone call to London"; "he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call"
toll call - a long-distance telephone call at charges above a local rate
References in classic literature ?
He had run no long distance, when the Lion, turning about, seized him and tore him to pieces.
It was a failure at first, and went by the name of "Vail's Folly." But Engineer Carty, by a happy thought, DOUBLED THE WIRE, and thus in a moment established two new factors in the telephone business--the Metallic Circuit and the Long Distance line.
The mountain which now towered above them was one of the Bighorn chain, bordered by a river, of the same name, and extending for a long distance rather east of north and west of south.
For a long distance the passage went straight as an arrow.
When Sir Percival was in Cumberland (I thought to myself), he walked away a long distance, on Anne's account, to question the family at Todd's Corner.
By this time the three companions had walked a long distance. Suddenly, the Fox stopped in his tracks and, turning to the Marionette, said to him:
There seemed to be no one but myself on the island, which was covered with fruit trees and watered with streams, but seemed a long distance from the mainland which I hoped to reach.
On his walk he observed the girls from a long distance, though they had been so occupied with their difficulties of passage as not to notice him.
For a long distance the road had been bordered by fields on both sides, but now on the left there was a forest of oaks, madronos, and gigantic spruces whose lower parts only could be seen, dim and ghostly in the fog.
His trail was followed for a long distance which he must have limped alone.
"At last, the lighted way," he cried, and looking up I beheld at a long distance before us a dim radiance.
I am forced to admit that even though I had traveled a long distance to place Bowen Tyler's manuscript in the hands of his father, I was still a trifle skeptical as to its sincerity, since I could not but recall that it had not been many years since Bowen had been one of the most notorious practical jokers of his alma mater.

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