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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  Every  particle  attracts  every  other  with  a  force  .  . 
  .  inversely  proportioned  to  the  square  of  the 
  distance.  --Sir  I. 
  Newton. 
 
  2.  Remoteness  of  place  a  remote  place 
 
  Easily  managed  from  a  distance.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  'T  is  distance  lends  enchantment  to  the  view.  --T. 
  Campbell. 
 
  [He]  waits  at  distance  till  he  hears  from  Cato. 
  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distance  \Dis"tance\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Distanced};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Distancing}.] 
  1.  To  place  at  a  distance  or  remotely. 
 
  I  heard  nothing  thereof  at  Oxford,  being  then  miles 
  distanced  thence.  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  appear  as  if  at  a  distance;  to  make  seem 
  remote. 
 
  His  peculiar  art  of  distancing  an  object  to 
  aggrandize  his  space.  --H.  Miller. 
 
  3.  To  outstrip  by  as  much  as  a  distance  (see  {Distance},  n., 
  3);  to  leave  far  behind;  to  surpass  greatly. 
 
  He  distanced  the  most  skillful  of  his 
  contemporaries.  --Milner. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  distance 
  n  1:  the  property  created  by  the  space  between  two  objects  or 
  points 
  2:  a  distant  region;  "I  could  see  it  in  the  distance" 
  3:  a  measure  of  the  gap  between  two  places;  "the  distance  from 
  New  York  to  Chicago";  "he  determined  the  length  of  the 
  shortest  line  segment  joining  the  two  points"  [syn:  {length}] 
  4:  indifference  by  personal  withdrawal;  "emotional  distance" 
  [syn:  {aloofness}] 
  5:  the  interval  between  two  times;  "the  distance  from  birth  to 
  death";  "it  all  happened  in  the  space  of  10  minutes"  [syn: 
  {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" 
  v  1:  keep  at  a  distance 
  2:  go  far  ahead  of  "He  outdistanced  the  other  runners"  [syn:  {outdistance}, 
  {outstrip}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DISTANCE,  n.  The  only  thing  that  the  rich  are  willing  for  the  poor  to 
  call  theirs  and  keep 
 
 




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