What is distant?

  • (adj): Far apart in relevance or relationship.
    Example: "A distant cousin"; "a distant likeness"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "distant":

  • (adj): Separated in space or time or coming from or going to a distance.
    Example: "The distant past"; "distant villages"; "the sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call"
  • (adj): Remote in manner.
    Example: "A distant smile"
    Synonyms: aloof, upstage
  • (adj): Far distant in time.
    Example: "Distant events"
    Synonyms: remote, removed
  • (adj): Far distant in space.
    Example: "Distant lands"
    Synonyms: remote, removed

Famous quotes containing the word distant:

    Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir
    Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
    John Masefield (1878–1967)

    The golden mean in ethics, as in physics, is the centre of the system and that about which all revolve, and though to a distant and plodding planet it be an uttermost extreme, yet one day, when that planet’s year is completed, it will be found to be central.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I, on my side, require of every writer, first or last, a simple and sincere account of his own life, and not merely what he has heard of other men’s lives; some such account as he would send to his kindred from a distant land; for if he has lived sincerely, it must have been in a distant land to me.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)