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Definitions of distant

  1. remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. far distant in space; "distant lands"; "remote stars"; "a remote outpost of civilization"; "a hideaway far removed from towns and cities" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. far distant in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or future"; "a civilization ten centuries removed from modern times" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. separated in space or time or coming from or going to a distance; "the distant past"; "distant villages"; "the sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. far apart in relevance or relationship; "a distant cousin"; "a distant likeness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. steal the show, draw attention to oneself away from someone else; "When the dog entered the stage, he upstaged the actress" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so widely distant from Christianity. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Far separated; far off; not near; remote; - in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Remote; not cordial in manner. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Distantly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Remote, in time, place, or connection: not obvious: indistinct: reserved in manner. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Remote; far; indistinct; reserved. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Separated in space or time; remote; indistinct. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Reserved; formal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Remote in place, or in time, or in the line of succession, or in natural connection or consanguinity, or in nature, and so not allied, or in view, and so not very likely to be realized, or in connection, and so not easily seen or understood, or to sense, and so indistinct;-reserved; cold. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Far separated; far off; not near; remote; -- in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives. mso.anu.edu.au
  20. dis'tant, adj. at a certain distance: remote, in time, place, or connection: not obvious: indistinct: reserved in manner.--adv. DIS'TANTLY. [Fr.,--L. distans, -tantis--dis, apart, stans, stantis, pr.p. of st[=a]re, to stand.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Far, or a specified distance, away (three miles d.); remote, far apart, in position, time, resemblance, &c. (a d. likeness, connexion; d. ages; d. signal on railway, one in advance of home signal to give warning); not intimate, reserved, cool. Hence distantly adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. Remote it place; remote in time either past or future; reserved; not obvious. Complete Dictionary

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