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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·tant /ˈdɪstənt/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·tant a.
 1. Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away.
    One board had two tenons, equally distant.   --Ex. xxxvi. 22.
    Diana's temple is not distant far.   --Shak.
 2. Far separated; far off; not near; remote; -- in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives.
    The success of these distant enterprises.   --Prescott.
 3. Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.
    He passed me with a distant bow.   --Goldsmith.
 4. Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.
    Some distant knowledge.   --Shak.
    A distant glimpse.   --W. Irving.
 5. Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so widely distant from Christianity.
 Syn: -- Separate; far; remote; aloof; apart; asunder; slight; faint; indirect; indistinct.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: separated in space or time or coming from or going to a
             distance; "the distant past"; "distant villages"; "the
             sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a
             distant telephone call" [ant: close]
      2: far apart in relevance or relationship; "a distant cousin";
         "a distant likeness" [ant: close]
      3: remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a
         distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers" [syn: aloof,
      4: far distant in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or
         future"; "a civilization ten centuries removed from modern
         times" [syn: remote, removed]
      5: far distant in space; "distant lands"; "remote stars"; "a
         remote outpost of civilization"; "a hideaway far removed
         from towns and cities" [syn: remote, removed]