Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: distans, present participle of distare 'to stand apart', from stare 'to stand'


Related topics: Family
dis‧tant W3

far away

far away in space or time:
the sound of distant gunfire
Her honeymoon seemed a distant memory.
That affair was in the dim and distant past (=a long time ago).
The President hopes to visit Ireland in the not too distant future (=quite soon).
distant from
stars that are distant from our galaxy

not friendly

After the quarrel Sue remained cold and distant.

not concentrating

thinking deeply about something private, rather than about what is happening around you:
Geri had a distant look in her eyes.


[only before noun]SSF not closely related to you [≠ close]:
a distant cousin

distant from something

different from something or not closely connected with it:
The reality of independence was distant from the hopes they had had.
distantly adverb:

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