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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: distancing, distances, distanced

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