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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Remote  \Re*mote"\  (r?-m?t"),  a.  [Compar.  {Remoter}  (-?r); 
  superl.  {Remotest}.]  [L.  remotus  p.  p.  of  removere  to 
  remove.  See  {Remove}.] 
  1.  Removed  to  a  distance;  not  near  far  away  distant;  -- 
  said  in  respect  to  time  or  to  place  as  remote  ages; 
  remote  lands. 
 
  Places  remote  enough  are  in  Bohemia.  --Shak. 
 
  Remote  from  men,  with  God  he  passed  his  days. 
  --Parnell. 
 
  2.  Hence  removed;  not  agreeing,  according,  or  being  related; 
  --  in  various  figurative  uses.  Specifically: 
  a  Not  agreeing;  alien;  foreign.  ``All  these 
  propositions,  how  remote  soever  from  reason.'' 
  --Locke. 
  b  Not  nearly  related;  not  close  as  a  remote  connection 
  or  consanguinity. 
  c  Separate;  abstracted.  ``Wherever  the  mind  places 
  itself  by  any  thought,  either  amongst,  or  remote  from 
  all  bodies.''  --Locke. 
  d  Not  proximate  or  acting  directly;  primary;  distant. 
  ``From  the  effect  to  the  remotest  cause.'' 
  --Granville. 
  e  Not  obvious  or  sriking;  as  a  remote  resemblance. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  Separated  by  intervals  greater  than  usual.  -- 
  {Re*mote"ly},  adv  --  {Re*mote"ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  remote 
  adj  1:  far  distant  in  space;  "distant  lands";  "remote  stars";  "a 
  remote  outpost  of  civilization";  "a  hideaway  far 
  removed  from  towns  and  cities"  [syn:  {distant},  {removed}] 
  2:  very  unlikely;  "outside  chance";  "remote  possibility"  [syn: 
  {outside}] 
  3:  far  distant  in  time;  "distant  events";  "the  remote  past  or 
  future";  "a  civilization  ten  centuries  removed  from  modern 
  times"  [syn:  {distant},  {removed}] 
  4:  inaccessible  and  sparsely  populated  [syn:  {backwoods(a)},  {outback(a)}] 
  5:  far  apart  in  nature;  "considerations  entirely  removed  (or 
  remote)  from  politics"  [syn:  {removed(p)}] 
  n  :  a  device  used  to  control  a  machine  or  apparatus  from  a 
  distance;  "he  lost  the  remote  for  his  TV"  [syn:  {remote 
  control}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Remote,  OR 
  Zip  code(s):  97468 




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