distance


distance
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 interval between two points, lines, objects, etc.
3. an interval between two points in time
4. the length of a line between two points [the distance between Paris and Rome]
5. a remoteness in relationship; dissimilarity; disparity [the distance between wealth and poverty]
6. a remoteness in behavior; coolness of manner; reserve
7. a remote point in space [away in the distance]
8. a faraway point of time [at this distance we cannot know Neanderthal man]
9. Painting the depicting of distance, as in a landscape
10. Horse Racing a space that is a certain distance back from the finish line: in order to be qualified for future heats, a horse must have reached this space by the time the winner has completed the course
vt.
distanced, distancing
1. to place or hold at some distance
2.
a) to place (oneself) at an emotional distance from something
b) to cause to be at a mental or emotional distance from an audience, reader, etc.
3. to do better or more than; leave behind; outdo; outdistance
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go the distance
to last through an activity; specif., to pitch an entire baseball game without being replaced
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keep at a distance
to be reserved or cool toward; treat aloofly
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keep one's distance
to be or remain aloof or reserved

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • 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 — 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

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