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  • 1 distant — distant, ante [ distɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1361; lat. distans, de distare « être éloigné » 1 ♦ Qui est à une certaine distance. ⇒ éloigné, loin. Ces deux villes sont distantes l une de l autre d environ cent kilomètres. Événements distants (l un de l… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 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. [1913 Webster] One board had two tenons,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 distant — DISTÁNT, Ă, distanţi, te, adj. (Despre oameni) Care este de o politeţe rece şi puţin comunicativă în relaţiile cu ceilalţi, care este rezervat; (despre atitudinea, manifestările oamenilor) care exprimă, trădează pe omul distant. – Din fr. distant …

    Dicționar Român

  • 4 distant — distant, far, faraway, far off, remote, removed mean not near or close but separated by an obvious interval especially in space or in time. Distant carries a stronger reference to the length of the interval (whether long or short) than the other… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 Distant — may refer to: Distant (album), an album by Sarge Distant (film), the North American title of a Turkish film released as Uzak William Lucas Distant (1845 1922), an English entomologist Distant signal in railway signalling This disambiguation page… …

    Wikipedia

  • 6 distant — [dis′tənt] adj. [ME distaunt < L distans: see DISTANCE] 1. having a gap or space between; separated 2. widely separated; far apart or far away in space or time 3. at a measured interval; away [a town 100 miles distant] 4. far apart in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 distant — distant, ante (di stan, stan t ) adj. Qui est à une certaine distance, en parlant des lieux. Ces deux villes sont distantes l une de l autre de cent kilomètres. •   Un homme qui était à côté de Josèphe, reçut un coup de pierre qui lui emporta la… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 8 distant — late 14c., from O.Fr. distant (14c.), from L. distantem (nom. distans), prp. of distare to stand apart, be remote (see DISTANCE (Cf. distance)). Related: Distantly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 distant — [adj1] faraway abroad, abstracted, apart, a piece, arm’s length*, asunder, away, backwoods, beyond range, far, far back, farflung, far off, farther, further, inaccessible, indirect, in the background, in the boonies*, in the distance, in the… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 distant — ► ADJECTIVE 1) far away in space or time. 2) at a specified distance. 3) remote or far apart in resemblance or relationship: a distant acquaintance. 4) aloof or reserved. 5) remote; abstracted. DERIVATIVES distantly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 Distant — (v. lat.), entfernt, abstehend; daher Distanz (lat. Distantia, fr. Distance, spr. Distangs), 1) Entfernung, Abstand zweier Dinge; wird durch die zwischen beiden denkbare gerade Linie bestimmt; 2) der Abstand der Geschütze von einander; 3) der… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 distant — index controlled (restrained), disdainful, distinct (distinguished from others), foreign, inaccessible, insusceptible (uncaring) …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 distant — DISTANT, ANTE. adj. Éloigné. Ces deux Villes ne sont distantes l une de l autre que de tant ... [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi Du temps. Ces deux époques ne sont pas fort distantes l une de l autre …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 14 distant — Distant, Distans …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 15 distant — Distant, [dist]ante. adj. Esloigné. Ces deux villes ne sont distantes l une de l autre que de tant &c. Il se dit & du lieu & du temps …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 16 distant — adj. 1 far away in space VERBS ▪ be, sound ▪ become, grow ▪ The sound of the engine was growing more and more distant. ADVERB ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 distant — dis|tant [ dıstənt ] adjective ** 1. ) usually before noun far away from the place where you are: I could faintly hear the distant rumble of traffic. Her eyes scanned the distant hills. The castle was four miles distant. a ) far away in time: The …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 distant — [[t]dɪ̱stənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Distant means very far away. The mountains rolled away to a distant horizon. ...the war in that distant land. Syn: faraway Ant: nearby 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ …

    English dictionary

  • 19 distant */*/ — UK [ˈdɪstənt] / US adjective 1) a) [usually before noun] far away from the place where you are Her eyes scanned the distant hills. I could faintly hear the distant rumble of traffic. The castle was four miles distant. b) far away in time The… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 distant — dis|tant W3 [ˈdıstənt] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(far away)¦ 2¦(not friendly)¦ 3¦(not concentrating)¦ 4¦(relative)¦ 5 distant from something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: distans, present participle of distare to stand apart , from stare to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English