Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of removere; REMOVE


1 adjective
re‧mote1 W3

far away

far from towns or other places where people live [= isolated]:
a remote border town
a fire in a remote mountain area

not likely

if a chance or possibility of something happening is remote, it is not very likely to happen [= slight]
remote chance/possibility
There's a remote chance that you can catch him before he leaves.
The prospect of peace seems remote.


far away in time [= distant]:
the remote time when dinosaurs walked the earth
a remote ancestor (=someone related to you, who lived a long time ago)


very different from something
remote from
The Heights was quiet and clean and remote from the busy daily life of the city.


unfriendly, and not interested in people [= distant]:
His father was a remote, quiet man.

not have the remotest idea/interest/intention etc

especially British English used to emphasize that you do not know something, are not interested in something, do not intend to do something etc:
He hasn't the remotest interest in sport.
remoteness noun [uncountable]

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