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Definition of DISTANT

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Distant \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; away. [1913 Webster]

              One board had two tenons, equally distant. --Ex. xxxvi. 22. [1913 Webster]

              Diana's temple is not distant far.    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. Far separated; far off; not near; remote; -- in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives. [1913 Webster]

              The success of these distant enterprises.
                                                    --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

     3. Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner. [1913 Webster]

              He passed me with a distant bow.      --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

     4. Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance. [1913 Webster]

              Some distant knowledge.               --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              A distant glimpse.                    --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

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

     Syn: Separate; far; remote; aloof; apart; asunder; slight; faint; indirect; indistinct. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

136 Moby Thesaurus words for "distant": Olympian, above all that, aloof, apart, apathetic, arrogant, asunder, at a distance, away, backward, barely audible, bashful, blank, bored, careless, ceremonious, chilled, chilly, cold, constrained, cool, decrescendo, detached, dim, discreet, disinterested, disparate, dissimilar, distal, divergent, diverse, exclusive, exotic, expressionless, faint, faint-voiced, far, far off, far-flung, far-off, faraway, farfetched, feeble, forbidding, forced, formal, frigid, frosty, gentle, guarded, half-heard, haughty, heedless, icy, impassive, impersonal, improbable, inaccessible, incurious, indifferent, indistinct, insociable, insouciant, introverted, isolated, listless, long-distance, long-range, low, mindless, modest, murmured, obscure, off, offish, out-of-the-way, outlying, phlegmatic, pianissimo, piano, proud, quite another thing, regardless, remote, removed, repressed, reserved, restrained, reticent, retired, retiring, rigid, scarcely heard, secluded, seclusive, secret, separated, sequestered, shrinking, shy, soft, soft-sounding, soft-voiced, solitary, something else again, standoff, standoffish, stiff, stolid, strained, subaudible, subdued, suppressed, unaffable, unalike, unapproachable, unclear, uncompanionable, unconcerned, uncongenial, undemonstrative, unequal, unexpansive, unfriendly, ungenial, uninquiring, uninterested, uninvolved, unlike, unmindful, unsimilar, various, weak, weak-voiced, whispered, withdrawn


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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