HyperDic: distinct

English > 5 senses of the word distinct:
ADJECTIVEalldistinct, distinguishable(often followed by 'from') not alike
alldistincteasy to perceive / perceive
alldistinct, discreteconstituting / constituting a separate entity or part
alldistinct, decidedrecognizable
alldistinct, clear-cut, trenchantclearly / clearly / clearly or sharply defined to the mind
distinct > pronunciation
Soundsdihstih'ngkt
Rhymesextinct ... succinct: 7 rhymes with ihngkt...
English > distinct: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(often followed by 'from') not alike; different in nature or quality.
Examples
  • "plants of several distinct types"
  • "the word 'nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses"
  • "gold is distinct from iron"
  • "a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech"
  • "management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees"
Synonymdistinguishable
BroaderdifferentUnlike in nature or quality or form or degree
Nounsdistinctnessthe quality of being not alike
Adverbsdistinctlyin a distinct and distinguishable manner
English > distinct: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningEasy to perceive / perceive; especially clearly outlined.
Examples
  • "a distinct flavor"
  • "a distinct odor of turpentine"
  • "a distinct outline"
  • "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"
  • "distinct fingerprints"
Narrowerchiseled, well-definedHaving a clean and distinct outline as if precisely cut along the edges
clear, clean-cut, clear-cutClear and distinct / distinct to the senses
crisp, sharp(of something seen or heard) clearly defined
crystallinedistinctly or sharply outlined
defined, outlinedshowing clearly the outline or profile or boundary
knifelikeHaving a sharp or distinct / distinct edge
razor-sharpVery clearly delineated
See alsoclearReadily apparent to the mind
definiteprecise
precisesharply exact or accurate or delimited
Oppositeindistinctnot clearly / clearly / clearly defined / defined / defined or easy to perceive or understand
Spanishclaro, definido, distinto, iconfundible, inconfundible, marcado
Catalanclar, definit, distint, inconfusible, marcat
Nounsdistinctnessthe quality of being sharp and clear
Adverbsdistinctlyclear to the mind
distinctlyto a distinct / distinct degree
English > distinct: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaningconstituting / constituting a separate entity or part.
Example "on two distinct occasions"
Synonymdiscrete
BroaderseparateIndependent
Spanishdiferenciada, diferenciado, discreto, distinto
Catalandiscret
Nounsdistinctnessthe state of being several and distinct
English > distinct: 5 senses > adjective 4
Meaningrecognizable; marked.
Examples
  • "noticed a distinct improvement"
  • "at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage"
Synonymdecided
Broaderdefiniteprecise
Spanishclaro, evidente, incontestable, incuestionable, indiscutible, indudable, inequívoco, innegable, notable, obvio, patente
Catalanclar, evident, indiscutible, indubtable, innegable, inqüestionable, irrebatible, irrefutable, notable, obvi
Nounsdistinctnessthe quality of being sharp and clear
English > distinct: 5 senses > adjective 5
Meaningclearly / clearly / clearly or sharply defined to the mind.
Examples
  • "Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest"
  • "trenchant distinctions between right and wrong"
Synonymsclear-cut, trenchant
BroaderclearReadily apparent to the mind
Spanishcortante
Nounsdistinctnessthe quality of being sharp and clear

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