Noun: distance dis-tun(t)s
Verb: distance dis-tun(t)s
- The property created by the space between two objects or points
- A distant region
"I could see it in the distance"
- Size of the gap between two places
"the distance from New York to Chicago";
- Indifference by personal withdrawal
- The interval between two times
"the distance from birth to death";
- 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"
- Keep at a distance
"we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"
- Go far ahead of
"He distanced the other runners";
- outdistance, outstrip
Derived forms: distanced, distancing, distances
See also: close, distant, far, near, nigh
Type of: hold, indifference, interval, keep, leave behind, maintain, part, point, point in time, region, size, spacing, spatial arrangement, time interval