Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: distance  dis-tun(t)s
  1. The property created by the space between two objects or points
     
  2. A distant region
    "I could see it in the distance"
     
  3. Size of the gap between two places
    "the distance from New York to Chicago";
    - length
     
  4. Indifference by personal withdrawal
    "emotional distance";
    - aloofness
     
  5. The interval between two times
    "the distance from birth to death";
    - space
     
  6. 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"
Verb: distance  dis-tun(t)s
  1. Keep at a distance
    "we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"
     
  2. 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

Encyclopedia: Distance