HyperDic: distance

English > 8 senses of the word distance:
NOUNattributedistancethe property created by the space between two objects or points
locationdistancea distant region
attributedistance, lengthsize of the gap between two places
feelingdistance, aloofnessindifference by personal withdrawal
timedistance, spacethe interval between two times / times
timedistancea remote point in time
VERBstativedistancekeep at a distance / distance
motiondistance, outdistance, outstripgo far ahead of
distance > pronunciation
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > distance: 8 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe property created by the space between two objects or points.
AttributescloseAt or within a short / short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
distantseparated in space or coming from or going to a distance
farLocated at a great distance in time or space or degree / degree
near, close, nighnot far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
Narrowerelevationdistance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)
farness, remoteness, farawaynessThe property of being remote
focal distance, focal lengthThe distance from a lens to its focus
hour, minutedistance measured by the time taken to cover it
hour angleThe angular distance along the celestial equator from the observer's meridian to the hour circle of a given celestial body
hyperfocal distanceThe distance in front of a lens that is focused at infinity beyond which all objects are well defined and clear
interval, separationThe distance between things
leapThe distance leaped (or to be leaped)
mean distanceThe arithmetic mean of the maximum and minimum distances of a celestial body (satellite or secondary star) from its primary
mileage, milagedistance measured in miles
nearness, closenessThe spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance
pieceA distance
removedegree of figurative distance or separation
spanThe distance or interval between two points
wavelengthThe distance (measured in the direction of propagation) between two points in the same phase in consecutive cycles of a wave
wayThe property of distance in general
wheelbaseThe distance from the center of a car's front wheel to the rear axle
yardagedistance measured in the aggregate number of yards
Broaderspacing, spatial arrangementThe property possessed by an array of things that have space between them
Adjectivesdistantlocated far away spatially
English > distance: 8 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA distant region.
Example"I could see it in the distance"
Broaderregion, partThe extended spatial location of something
English > distance: 8 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaningsize of the gap between two places.
Example"the distance from New York to Chicago"
NarroweraltitudeThe perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel)
arm's lengthA distance sufficient to exclude intimacy / intimacy
gaugeThe distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
leg(nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack
light timedistance measured in terms of the speed of light (or radio waves)
skip distanceThe shortest distance that permits radio signals (of a given frequency) to travel from the transmitter to the receiver by reflection from the ionosphere
wingspan, wingspreadlinear distance between the extremities of an airfoil
wingspreaddistance between the tips of the wings (as of a bird or insect) when fully extended
BroadersizeThe physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
English > distance: 8 senses > noun 4, feeling
Meaningindifference by personal withdrawal.
Example"emotional distance"
Broaderindifferenceunbiased impartial unconcern
Spanishalejamiento, distanciamiento, distancia
Catalanallunyament, distanciament
Adjectivesdistantremote in manner
Verbsdistancekeep at a distance / distance
English > distance: 8 senses > noun 5, time
MeaningThe interval between two times / times.
Example"the distance from birth to death"
Broadertime interval, intervalA definite length of time marked off by two instants
Adjectivesdistantseparate or apart in time
English > distance: 8 senses > noun 6, time
MeaningA 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"
Broaderpoint, point in timeAn instant of time
Spanishdistancia, período
Adjectivesdistantseparated in space or coming from or going to a distance
distantseparate or apart in time
English > distance: 8 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningKeep at a distance / distance.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"
Broaderkeep, maintain, holdKeep in a certain state, position, or activity
Spanishdistanciar, mantener a distancia
Nounsdistanceindifference by personal withdrawal
English > distance: 8 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaninggo far ahead of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"He outdistanced the other runners"
Synonymsoutdistance, outstrip
Broaderleave behinddepart / depart and not take along
Spanishdejar atrás, distanciar, sobrepasar, superar
Catalandistanciar-se, distanciar

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