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Definitions of distance

  1. To place at a distance or remotely. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To outstrip by as much as a distance (see Distance, n., 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To place remotely; leave behind in a race. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To place at a distance: to leave at a distance behind. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To leave behind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To leave hopelessly behind in a race; outstrip. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To place remote; to leave behind in a race, especially by the interval between the distance-post and the winning-post; to leave at a great distance behind; to cause to seem distant. Law of distances, a curious law, observed by Professor Bode, of Berlin, that the intervals between the planetary orbits go on doubling as we recede from the sun. The point of distance, that part of a picture where the visual rays meet. Middle distance, part of a picture midway between the foreground and the extreme distance. Angular distance, space included between the lines drawn from two objects to the eye. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. indifference by personal withdrawal; "emotional distance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the property created by the space between two objects or points Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a distant region; "I could see it in the distance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. keep at a distance; "we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Remoteness of place; a remote place. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A space marked out in the last part of a race course. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Space between two antagonists in fencing. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The part of a picture which contains the representation of those objects which are the farthest away, esp. in a landscape. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Length or interval of time; period, past or future, between two eras or events. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; - contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The length of the straight line between two objects or points; remoteness of time, place, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Space or interval between: remoteness: opposition: reserve of manner. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. Length of separation in space. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Remoteness; a remote point. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Reserve; deference; coldness; haughtiness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Space between two objects; remoteness of space; space of time; ideal space or separation; contrariety; the remoteness which respect requires; respect; reserve; coldness; remoteness in succession or relation; the interval between two notes; space left between bodies of men standing under arms in rank; a length of 244 yards from the winning-post, which is pointed out by the distance-post, at which, if any horse has not arrived when the first one has reached the winning post, such horse is said to be distanced, and is disqualified for running again during that race; the boundary of view in a picture. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for distance

  1. That was the way it went, until they were only a short distance from the end of the race course. – Among the Meadow People by Clara Dillingham Pierson
  2. It was some distance to the shore; and, after a while, the man was tired, thought it was foolish to go after the dog, and turned to go home. – True Stories about Cats and Dogs by Eliza Lee Follen
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