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Meaning of DISTANT

Pronunciation:  'distunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  far distant in space; "distant lands"; "remote stars"; "a remote outpost of civilization"; "a hideaway far removed from towns and cities"
  2. [adj]  far distant in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or future"; "a civilization ten centuries removed from modern times"
  3. [adj]  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"
  4. [adj]  far apart in relevance or relationship; "a distant cousin"; "a distant likeness"
  5. [adj]  remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"

DISTANT is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: aloof, away(p), deep, extreme, far, faraway, far-flung, loosely knit, nonadjacent, out-of-town, remote, removed, removed(p), reserved, ulterior, yon, yonder
 Antonyms: close



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis"tant\, a. [F., fr. L. distans, -antis, p. pr. of
distare to stand apart, be separate or distant; dis- + stare
to stand. See {Stand}.]
1. Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance;

         One board had two tenons, equally distant. --Ex.
                                               xxxvi. 22.

         Diana's temple is not distant far.    --Shak.

2. Far separated; far off; not near; remote; -- in place,
   time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times;
   distant relatives.

         The success of these distant enterprises.

3. Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial;
   somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.

         He passed me with a distant bow.      --Goldsmith.

4. Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.

         Some distant knowledge.               --Shak.

         A distant glimpse.                    --W. Irving.

5. Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so
   widely distant from Christianity.

Syn: Separate; far; remote; aloof; apart; asunder; slight;
     faint; indirect; indistinct.

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