['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'.
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(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.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
n. . Remoteness, space, interval.. Reserve, coldness, shyness, distant behavior.
v. a. Outdo, surpass, excel, outstrip, leave behind.
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Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Unserious Contents or Definition
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.
Unserious Contents or Definition
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. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Seizing the professor by the arm, Mr. Philander set off in the direction that would put the greatest distance between themselves and the lion. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- The light was dull; the distance was dim. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- The use of a megaphone or speaking trumpet for conveying the sound of the voice to a distance is based on the same principle. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Move the lens so that its distance from the candle is increased, and then find the image on a piece of paper. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- 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. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- I now ventured to turn my head back, believing myself at a safe distance from the stranger. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- They are tried first with short distances, which are then gradually increased. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- The ability of the eye to adjust itself to varying distances is called accommodation. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- I myself caught one 370 miles from the coast of Africa, and have heard of others caught at greater distances. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- 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. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Locusts are sometimes blown to great distances from the land. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- Lifting heavy weights through great distances is not the only way in which work is done. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- By this means the marks may be impressed on the paper at distances of 400 miles or more apart. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- She leaped into the air grasping a low-hanging branch, but almost over the head of Tublat, so nearly had he distanced her. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- You have distanced all competitors and obtained a diploma of honor, the highest award given in the Exposition. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
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