['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'.

Typed by Belinda--From WordNet


(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.

Typed by Justine

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Remoteness, space, interval.[2]. Reserve, coldness, shyness, distant behavior.

v. a. Outdo, surpass, excel, outstrip, leave behind.

Checked by Alden

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Interval, removal, separation, interspace, remoteness, absence, space, length

ANT:Proximity, nearness, adjacency, contiguity, neighborhood, propinquity, contact,presence

Typist: Malcolm


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.

Editor: Philip

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.

Checker: Tom

Unserious Contents or Definition

n. The only thing that the rich are willing for the poor to call theirs and keep.

Editor: Louise


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