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Definitions of distance

  1. indifference by personal withdrawal; "emotional distance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. keep at a distance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the property created by the space between two objects or points Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a distant region; "I could see it in the distance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. keep at a distance; "we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. Remoteness of place; a remote place. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A space marked out in the last part of a race course. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Space between two antagonists in fencing. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The part of a picture which contains the representation of those objects which are the farthest away, esp. in a landscape. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Length or interval of time; period, past or future, between two eras or events. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A withholding of intimacy; alienation; coldness; disagreement; variance; restraint; reserve. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To place at a distance or remotely. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To outstrip by as much as a distance (see Distance, n., 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; - contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others. Medical Dictionary DB
  26. 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.
  27. To place remotely; leave behind in a race. 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. To place at a distance: to leave at a distance behind. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Space between; remoteness; reserve. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To leave behind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To leave hopelessly behind in a race; outstrip. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Length of separation in space. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Remoteness; a remote point. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Reserve; deference; coldness; haughtiness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; -- contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left. mso.anu.edu.au
  39. dis'tans, 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. [See DISTANT.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  40. Being far off, remoteness; extent of space between, interval, (with in striking-d., near enough to deliver blow); avoidance of familiarity, reserve, (esp. keep one\'s d.); distant point (at, to, from, a d.); remoter field of vision (in the d.; middle d., in painted or actual landscape, between fore-ground& far part); space of time (at this d. of time); (in adv. phrr.) a good &c. d. off. (Vb) place or make seem far off; leave far behind in race or competition. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. The state of being remote. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  42. The measurement from one point to another. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  43. n. [Latin] The space between two objects or bodies; the linear extent from one place to another;—a measure of division or separation;—part of a race course;—the near; middle, or back ground of a picture;—a certain period or interval of time;—remoteness in succession or relation;—state of standing aloof, as from fear or respect; reserve; coldness. Cabinet Dictionary
  44. Distance is space considered between any two beings; remoteness in place; the space kept between two antagonists in fencing; a space marked on the course where horses run; space of time; remoteness in time; respect, distant behaviour; retraction of kindness, reserve. Complete Dictionary

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