|1.||[ noun ] the property created by the space between two objects or points|
|Related terms:||spacing way wavelength yardage piece mileage interval span nearness hour_angle mean_distance throw farness elevation wheelbase hour remove focal_distance hyperfocal_distance focal_length leap near close distant far|
|2.||[ noun ] a distant region|
"I could see it in the distance"
|3.||[ noun ] size of the gap between two places|
"the distance from New York to Chicago" "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"
|Related terms:||size measure arm's_length wingspread altitude light_time wingspan gauge skip_distance leg|
|4.||[ noun ] indifference by personal withdrawal|
|5.||[ noun ] the interval between two times|
"the distance from birth to death" "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"
|Related terms:||time_interval space|
|6.||[ verb ] keep at a distance|
"we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"
|7.||[ verb ] go far ahead of|
"He outdistanced the other runners"
|Related terms:||leave leave_behind|
|8.||[ noun ] a remote point in time|
"if that happens it will be at some distance in the future" "at a distance of ten years he had forgotten many of the details"