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Meaning of REMOTE

Pronunciation:  ri'mowt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a device used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance; "he lost the remote for his TV"
  2. [adj]  inaccessible and sparsely populated
  3. [adj]  far distant in space; "distant lands"; "remote stars"; "a remote outpost of civilization"; "a hideaway far removed from towns and cities"
  4. [adj]  far distant in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or future"; "a civilization ten centuries removed from modern times"
  5. [adj]  far apart in nature; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"
  6. [adj]  very unlikely; "outside chance"; "remote possibility"

REMOTE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: backwoods(a), distant, far, inaccessible, outback(a), outside, remote control, removed, removed(p), unaccessible, unlikely
 See Also: device



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*mote"\ (r?-m?t"), a. [Compar. {Remoter} (-?r);
superl. {Remotest}.] [L. remotus, p. p. of removere to
remove. See {Remove}.]
1. Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; --
   said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages;
   remote lands.

         Places remote enough are in Bohemia.  --Shak.

         Remote from men, with God he passed his days.

2. Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related;
   -- in various figurative uses. Specifically:
   (a) Not agreeing; alien; foreign. ``All these
       propositions, how remote soever from reason.''
   (b) Not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection
       or consanguinity.
   (c) Separate; abstracted. ``Wherever the mind places
       itself by any thought, either amongst, or remote from,
       all bodies.'' --Locke.
   (d) Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant.
       ``From the effect to the remotest cause.''
   (e) Not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance.

3. (Bot.) Separated by intervals greater than usual. --
   {Re*mote"ly}, adv. -- {Re*mote"ness}, n.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Separated from one another; separated by intervals or spaces greater than the ordinary.