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"

Related terms: region
3. [ noun ] size of the gap between two places
Synonyms: length

"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
Synonyms: aloofness

"emotional distance"

Related terms: indifference
5. [ noun ] the interval between two times
Synonyms: space

"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"

Related terms: keep
7. [ verb ] go far ahead of
Synonyms: outdistance outstrip

"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"

Related terms: point
Similar spelling:   distant