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distance
distance
/ˈdɪstəns/
noun
(
)
The property created by the space between two objects or points
(
distance
)
the property created by the space between two objects or points
The distance from here to the city is 100 kilometres
The distance from here to the city is 100 kilometres
(
)
A distant region
(
distance
)
a distant region
I could see it in the distance
I could see it in the distance
(
)
Size of the gap between two places
(
length
,
distance
)
size of the gap between two places
The distance from New York to Chicago
the distance from New York to Chicago
He determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points
he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points
(
)
Indifference by personal withdrawal
(
aloofness
,
distance
)
indifference by personal withdrawal
Emotional distance
emotional distance
(
)
The interval between two times
(
distance
,
space
)
the interval between two times
The distance from birth to death
the distance from birth to death
It all happened in the space of 10 minutes
it all happened in the space of 10 minutes
A remote point in time
(
distance
)
a remote point in time
If that happens it will be at some distance in the future
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
at a distance of ten years he had forgotten many of the details
verb
Go far ahead of
(
distance
,
outstrip
,
outdistance
)
go far ahead of
He outdistanced the other runners
He outdistanced the other runners
Keep at a distance
(
distance
)
keep at a distance
We have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living
we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living
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