['dɪst(ə)ns] or ['dɪstəns]
(noun.) the property created by the space between two objects or points.
(noun.) 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'.
(noun.) indifference by personal withdrawal; 'emotional distance'.
(noun.) a distant region; 'I could see it in the distance'.
(noun.) the interval between two times; 'the distance from birth to death'; 'it all happened in the space of 10 minutes'.
(noun.) 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'.
(verb.) keep at a distance; 'we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living'.
(n.) 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.
(n.) Remoteness of place; a remote place.
(n.) A space marked out in the last part of a race course.
(n.) Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; -- contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left.
(n.) Space between two antagonists in fencing.
(n.) The part of a picture which contains the representation of those objects which are the farthest away, esp. in a landscape.
(n.) Ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety.
(n.) Length or interval of time; period, past or future, between two eras or events.
(n.) The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.
(n.) A withholding of intimacy; alienation; coldness; disagreement; variance; restraint; reserve.
(n.) Remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor.
(n.) The interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh.
(v. t.) To place at a distance or remotely.
(v. t.) To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote.
(v. t.) To outstrip by as much as a distance (see Distance, n., 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly.
n. . Remoteness, space, interval.. Reserve, coldness, shyness, distant behavior.
v. a. Outdo, surpass, excel, outstrip, leave behind.
SYN:Interval, removal, separation, interspace, remoteness, absence, space, length
ANT:Proximity, nearness, adjacency, contiguity, neighborhood, propinquity, contact,presence
n. a space or interval between: remoteness: opposition: reserve of manner: in horse-racing the space measured back from the winning-post which a horse in heat-races must reach when the winner has covered the whole course in order to run in the final heat.—v.t. to place at a distance: to leave at a distance behind.—adj. Dis′tanceless not allowing a distant view—said of hazy weather: having no indications of distance—said of certain pictures.—Keep one at a distance to treat with reserve; Keep one's distance to abstain from familiarity with to keep aloof from.
To dream of being a long way from your residence, denotes that you will make a journey soon in which you may meet many strangers who will be instrumental in changing life from good to bad. To dream of friends at a distance, denotes slight disappointments. To dream of distance, signifies travel and a long journey. To see men plowing with oxen at a distance, across broad fields, denotes advancing prosperity and honor. For a man to see strange women in the twilight, at a distance, and throwing kisses to him, foretells that he will enter into an engagement with a new acquaintance, which will result in unhappy exposures.
n. The only thing that the rich are willing for the poor to call theirs and keep.
- I saw them stop near the church and speak to the sexton's wife, who had come from the cottage, and had waited, watching us from a distance. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Seizing the professor by the arm, Mr. Philander set off in the direction that would put the greatest distance between themselves and the lion. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- The light was dull; the distance was dim. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- The use of a megaphone or speaking trumpet for conveying the sound of the voice to a distance is based on the same principle. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Move the lens so that its distance from the candle is increased, and then find the image on a piece of paper. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- At his feet an opening looked out upon a green sward, and at a little distance beyond was the dense wall of jungle and forest. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- I now ventured to turn my head back, believing myself at a safe distance from the stranger. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- They are tried first with short distances, which are then gradually increased. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- The ability of the eye to adjust itself to varying distances is called accommodation. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- I myself caught one 370 miles from the coast of Africa, and have heard of others caught at greater distances. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- Up to this time my troops had been kept in supporting distances of each other, as far as the nature of the country would admit. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Locusts are sometimes blown to great distances from the land. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- Lifting heavy weights through great distances is not the only way in which work is done. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- By this means the marks may be impressed on the paper at distances of 400 miles or more apart. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- She leaped into the air grasping a low-hanging branch, but almost over the head of Tublat, so nearly had he distanced her. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- You have distanced all competitors and obtained a diploma of honor, the highest award given in the Exposition. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.