Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of DISTANT

Pronunciation:  'distunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  far distant in space; "distant lands"; "remote stars"; "a remote outpost of civilization"; "a hideaway far removed from towns and cities"
  2. [adj]  far distant in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or future"; "a civilization ten centuries removed from modern times"
  3. [adj]  separated in space or time or coming from or going to a distance; "the distant past"; "distant villages"; "the sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call"
  4. [adj]  far apart in relevance or relationship; "a distant cousin"; "a distant likeness"
  5. [adj]  remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"
 

DISTANT is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: aloof, away(p), deep, extreme, far, faraway, far-flung, loosely knit, nonadjacent, out-of-town, remote, removed, removed(p), reserved, ulterior, yon, yonder
 
 Antonyms: close
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis"tant\, a. [F., fr. L. distans, -antis, p. pr. of
distare to stand apart, be separate or distant; dis- + stare
to stand. See {Stand}.]
1. Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance;
   away.

         One board had two tenons, equally distant. --Ex.
                                               xxxvi. 22.

         Diana's temple is not distant far.    --Shak.

2. Far separated; far off; not near; remote; -- in place,
   time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times;
   distant relatives.

         The success of these distant enterprises.
                                               --Prescott.

3. Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial;
   somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.

         He passed me with a distant bow.      --Goldsmith.

4. Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.

         Some distant knowledge.               --Shak.

         A distant glimpse.                    --W. Irving.

5. Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so
   widely distant from Christianity.

Syn: Separate; far; remote; aloof; apart; asunder; slight;
     faint; indirect; indistinct.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: above all that, aloof, apart, apathetic, arrogant, asunder, at a distance, away, backward, barely audible, bashful, blank, bored, careless, ceremonious, chilled, chilly, cold, constrained, cool, decrescendo, detached, dim, discreet, disinterested, disparate, dissimilar, distal, divergent, diverse, exclusive, exotic, expressionless, faint, faint-voiced, far, far off, faraway, farfetched, far-flung, far-off, feeble, forbidding, forced, formal, frigid, frosty, gentle, guarded, half-heard, haughty, heedless, icy, impassive, impersonal, improbable, inaccessible, incurious, indifferent, indistinct, insociable, insouciant, introverted, isolated, listless, long-distance, long-range, low, mindless, modest, murmured, obscure, off, offish, Olympian, outlying, out-of-the-way, phlegmatic, pianissimo, piano, proud, quite another thing, regardless, remote, removed, repressed, reserved, restrained, reticent, retired, retiring, rigid, scarcely heard, secluded, seclusive, secret, separated, sequestered, shrinking, shy, soft, soft-sounding, soft-voiced, solitary, something else again, standoff, standoffish, stiff, stolid, strained, subaudible, subdued, suppressed, unaffable, unalike, unapproachable, unclear, uncompanionable, unconcerned, uncongenial, undemonstrative, unequal, unexpansive, unfriendly, ungenial, uninquiring, uninterested, uninvolved, unlike, unmindful, unsimilar, various, weak, weak-voiced, whispered, withdrawn
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY