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Definition of Distance


  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.
  2. Remoteness of place; a remote place.
  3. A space marked out in the last part of a race course.
  4. Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; -- contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left.
  5. Space between two antagonists in fencing.
  6. The part of a picture which contains the representation of those objects which are the farthest away, esp. in a landscape.
  7. Ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety.
  8. Length or interval of time; period, past or future, between two eras or events.
  9. The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.
  10. A withholding of intimacy; alienation; coldness; disagreement; variance; restraint; reserve.
  11. Remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor.
  12. The interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh.
  13. To place at a distance or remotely.
  14. To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote.
  15. To outstrip by as much as a distance (see Distance, n., 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly.
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Distance Translations

distance in Afrikaans is afstand
distance in Danish is afstand
distance in Dutch is afstand, eind
distance in German is Entfernung {f}, Abstand {m}
distance in Italian is spazio, ablazione
distance in Latin is loginquitas
distance in Norwegian is avstand, distanse
distance in Spanish is alejamiento, distancia, lontananza