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Definition of REMOTE

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Remote \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. [1913 Webster]

              Places remote enough are in Bohemia.  --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Remote from men, with God he passed his days.
                                                    --Parnell. [1913 Webster]

     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." --Locke. (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." --Granville. (e) Not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Bot.) Separated by intervals greater than usual. [1913 Webster] -- {Re*mote"ly}, adv. -- {Re*mote"ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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

156 Moby Thesaurus words for "remote":
     Olympian, above all that, abstracted, acquisitive, alien, aloof, ambitious for self, ancient, apart, arcane, asunder, at a distance, autistic, away, back, backward, bashful, blank, careerist, casual, chilled, chilly, cold, constrained, cool, detached, devious, discreet, disinterested, distal, distant, early, egotistical, exclusive, exotic, expressionless, faint, far, far off, far-flung, far-off, faraway, farfetched, fat, foggy, forbidding, forced, frigid, frontier, frosty, grasping, greedy, guarded, icy, impassive, impersonal, implausible, improbable, in a backwater, inaccessible, inappropriate, inconsiderable, incurious, indifferent, individualistic, insignificant, insular, introverted, irrelevant, isolated, lonely, lonesome, long-distance, long-range, modest, narcissistic, negligible, obscure, off, offish, out-of-the-way, out-of-the-world, outlandish, outlying, outside, personalistic, poor, possessive, privatistic, quarantined, quite another thing, recondite, removed, repressed, reserved, restrained, reticent, retired, retiring, secluded, seclusive, secret, segregated, self-absorbed, self-admiring, self-advancing, self-besot, self-centered, self-considerative, self-contained, self-devoted, self-esteeming, self-indulgent, self-interested, self-jealous, self-occupied, self-pleasing, self-seeking, self-serving, self-sufficient, selfish, separate, separated, sequestered, shrinking, shut off, slender, slight, slim, small, something else again, standoff, standoffish, strained, subdued, subtle, suppressed, tramontane, ultramontane, unaffable, unapproachable, unconcerned, uncongenial, unconnected, undemonstrative, unexpansive, unfamiliar, unfrequented, ungenial, uninterested, unlikely, unrelated, unsettled, unusual, unvisited, withdrawn


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


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