distance


distance
1. noun /ˈdɪstəns/
a) The amount of space between two points, usually geographical points, usually (but not necessarily) measured along a straight line.

The distance to Petersborough is thirty miles.

b) The entire amount of space to the objective.

He had promised to perform this task, but did not go the distance.

See Also: distant
2. verb /ˈdɪstəns/
a) To move away (from) someone or something.

He distanced himself from the comments made by some of his colleagues.

b) To leave at a distance; to outpace, leave behind.

Then the horse, with muscles strong as steel, distanced the sound.


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  • distance — [ distɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1223; lat. distantia 1 ♦ Longueur qui sépare une chose d une autre. ⇒ 1. écart, écartement, éloignement, 1. espace, étendue, intervalle. Distance entre deux lieux. Distance d un point à un autre, de la Terre à la Lune. Évaluer …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Every particle attracts …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distance — [dis′təns] n. [ME distaunce < OFr distance < L distantia < distans, prp. of distare, to stand apart < dis , apart + stare, STAND] 1. the fact or condition of being separated or removed in space or time; remoteness 2. a gap, space, or… …   English World dictionary

  • distance — DISTANCE. s. fém. L espace, l intervalle d un lieu à un autre. La distance des lieux. La distance d une ville à l autre. [b]f♛/b] On le dit aussi Du temps. La distance des temps. Il y a une grande distance depuis l Empire des Assyriens jusqu à l… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • distance — DISTANCE. s. f. L espace, l intervalle qu il y a d un lieu à un autre. La distance des lieux. la distance qu il y a d un lieu à un autre. On le dit aussi du temps. La distance des temps. il y a une grande distance depuis l Empire des Assiriens… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • distancé — distancé, ée (di stan sé, sée) adj. Dépassé à la course. Ce cheval d abord distancé par les autres coureurs.    Fig. Distancé dans la carrière des honneurs par des compétiteurs plus heureux.    Absolument. Un cheval distancé. Vous serez distancé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Distance — Dis tance, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distanced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distancing}.] 1. To place at a distance or remotely. [1913 Webster] I heard nothing thereof at Oxford, being then miles distanced thence. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to appear as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Distance — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Distance ( distancia en inglés) puede referirse a: Distance, un disco de Hikaru Utada Distance, una película de Hirokazu Koreeda Obtenido de Distance Categoría: Wikipedia:Desambiguación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Distance (EP) — Distance EP by Antagonist A.D Released 2007 Genre M …   Wikipedia

  • distance — ► NOUN 1) the length of the space between two points. 2) the condition of being far off; remoteness. 3) a far off point or place. 4) an interval of time or relation. 5) the full length or time of a race or other contest. 6) Brit. Horse Racing a… …   English terms dictionary

  • distance — [n1] interval, range absence, ambit, amplitude, area, bit, breadth, compass, country mile*, expanse, extension, extent, farness, far piece*, gap, good ways*, heavens, hinterland, horizon, lapse, length, objective, orbit, outpost, outskirts,… …   New thesaurus

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