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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distant  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  distant 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {close}] 
  2:  far  apart  in  relevance  or  relationship;  "a  distant  cousin"; 
  "a  distant  likeness"  [ant:  {close}] 
  3:  remote  in  manner;  "stood  apart  with  aloof  dignity";  "a 
  distant  smile"  [syn:  {aloof}] 
  4:  far  distant  in  time;  "distant  events";  "the  remote  past  or 
  future";  "a  civilization  ten  centuries  removed  from  modern 
  times"  [syn:  {remote},  {removed}] 
  5:  far  distant  in  space;  "distant  lands";  "remote  stars";  "a 
  remote  outpost  of  civilization";  "a  hideaway  far  removed 
  from  towns  and  cities"  [syn:  {remote},  {removed}] 




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