Definitions of distinct

  1. Distinetly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. clearly or sharply defined to the mind; "clear-cut evidence of tampering"; "Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest"; "trenchant distinctions between right and wrong" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. constituting a separate entity or part; "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Marked; variegated. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Not identical; different; individual. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing; not liable to be misunderstood; not confused; well-defined; clear; as, we have a distinct or indistinct view of a prospect. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or otherwise; - with from. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Separate; different; clear; plain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Separate: different: well-defined: clear. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Clear; plain; disjoined; separate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Definitely separated; separate; clearly defined; variegated. See Distinguish. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Not the same in number or kind; separate; clear; different; plain; obvious; not confused. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for distinct

  1. It left a very distinct mark on Russia. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. The signal was made by two distinct rings. – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward