distance


distance
distanceless, adj.
/dis"teuhns/, n., v., distanced, distancing.
n.
1. the extent or amount of space between two things, points, lines, etc.
2. the state or fact of being apart in space, as of one thing from another; remoteness.
3. a linear extent of space: Seven miles is a distance too great to walk in an hour.
4. an expanse; area: A vast distance of water surrounded the ship.
5. the interval between two points of time; an extent of time: His vacation period was a good distance away.
6. remoteness or difference in any respect: Our philosophies are a long distance apart.
7. an amount of progress: We've come a long distance on the project.
8. a distant point, place, or region.
9. the distant part of a field of view: a tree in the distance.
10. absence of warmth; reserve: Their first meeting in several years was hampered by a certain distance between them.
11. Music. interval (def. 6).
13. Horse Racing. (in a heat race) the space measured back from the winning post that a horse must reach by the time the winner passes the winning post or be eliminated from subsequent heats.
14. Math. the greatest lower bound of differences between points, one from each of two given sets.
15. Obs. disagreement or dissension; a quarrel.
16. go the distance,
a. (in horse racing) to be able to run well in a long race.
b. Informal. to finish or complete something, esp. something difficult, challenging, or requiring sustained effort.
17. keep at a distance, to treat coldly or in an unfriendly manner.
18. keep one's distance, to avoid becoming familiar or involved; remain cool or aloof.
v.t.
19. to leave behind at a distance, as at a race; surpass.
20. to place at a distance.
21. to cause to appear distant.
[1250-1300; ME < L distantia, equiv. to distant- (see DISTANT) + -ia -Y3; r. ME destaunce < AF]
Syn. 10. remoteness, restraint, coolness, aloofness.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • distance — [ distɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1223; lat. distantia 1 ♦ Longueur qui sépare une chose d une autre. ⇒ 1. écart, écartement, éloignement, 1. espace, étendue, intervalle. Distance entre deux lieux. Distance d un point à un autre, de la Terre à la Lune. Évaluer …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Distance — Dis tance, n. [F. distance, L. distantia.] 1. The space between two objects; the length of a line, especially the shortest line joining two points or things that are separate; measure of separation in place. [1913 Webster] Every particle attracts …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distance — [dis′təns] n. [ME distaunce < OFr distance < L distantia < distans, prp. of distare, to stand apart < dis , apart + stare, STAND] 1. the fact or condition of being separated or removed in space or time; remoteness 2. a gap, space, or… …   English World dictionary

  • distance — DISTANCE. s. fém. L espace, l intervalle d un lieu à un autre. La distance des lieux. La distance d une ville à l autre. [b]f♛/b] On le dit aussi Du temps. La distance des temps. Il y a une grande distance depuis l Empire des Assyriens jusqu à l… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • distance — DISTANCE. s. f. L espace, l intervalle qu il y a d un lieu à un autre. La distance des lieux. la distance qu il y a d un lieu à un autre. On le dit aussi du temps. La distance des temps. il y a une grande distance depuis l Empire des Assiriens… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • distancé — distancé, ée (di stan sé, sée) adj. Dépassé à la course. Ce cheval d abord distancé par les autres coureurs.    Fig. Distancé dans la carrière des honneurs par des compétiteurs plus heureux.    Absolument. Un cheval distancé. Vous serez distancé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Distance — Dis tance, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distanced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distancing}.] 1. To place at a distance or remotely. [1913 Webster] I heard nothing thereof at Oxford, being then miles distanced thence. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to appear as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Distance — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Distance ( distancia en inglés) puede referirse a: Distance, un disco de Hikaru Utada Distance, una película de Hirokazu Koreeda Obtenido de Distance Categoría: Wikipedia:Desambiguación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Distance (EP) — Distance EP by Antagonist A.D Released 2007 Genre M …   Wikipedia

  • distance — ► NOUN 1) the length of the space between two points. 2) the condition of being far off; remoteness. 3) a far off point or place. 4) an interval of time or relation. 5) the full length or time of a race or other contest. 6) Brit. Horse Racing a… …   English terms dictionary

  • distance — [n1] interval, range absence, ambit, amplitude, area, bit, breadth, compass, country mile*, expanse, extension, extent, farness, far piece*, gap, good ways*, heavens, hinterland, horizon, lapse, length, objective, orbit, outpost, outskirts,… …   New thesaurus


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.