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## distance

```  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.

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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