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Definition of distance:

  1. A space marked out in the last part of a race course.
  2. A withholding of intimacy; alienation; coldness; disagreement; variance; restraint; reserve.
  3. Ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety.
  4. Length or interval of time; period, past or future, between two eras or events.
  5. Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; - contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left.
  6. Remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor.
  7. Remoteness of place; a remote place.
  8. Space between two antagonists in fencing.
  9. The interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh.
  10. The part of a picture which contains the representation of those objects which are the farthest away, esp. in a landscape.
  11. The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.
  12. The space between two objects; the length of a line, especially the shortest line joining two points or things that are separate; measure of separation in place.
  13. To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote.
  14. To outstrip by as much as a distance ( see Distance, n., 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly.
  15. To place at a distance or remotely.


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