Re·mote a. [Compar. Remoter superl. Remotest.]
1. Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; -- said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands.
Places remote enough are in Bohemia. --Shak.
Remote from men, with God he passed his days. --Parnell.
2. Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; -- in various figurative uses. Specifically: (a) Not agreeing; alien; foreign. “All these propositions, how remote soever from reason.” --Locke. (b) Not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection or consanguinity. (c) Separate; abstracted. “Wherever the mind places itself by any thought, either amongst, or remote from, all bodies.” --Locke. (d) Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant. “From the effect to the remotest cause.” --Granville. (e) Not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance.
3. Bot. Separated by intervals greater than usual.
-- Re*mote*ly, adv. -- Re*mote*ness, n.
adj 1: far distant in space; "distant lands"; "remote stars"; "a
remote outpost of civilization"; "a hideaway far
removed from towns and cities" [syn: distant, removed]
2: very unlikely; "an outside chance"; "a remote possibility";
"a remote contingency" [syn: outside]
3: far distant in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or
future"; "a civilization ten centuries removed from modern
times" [syn: distant, removed]
4: inaccessible and sparsely populated [syn: backwoods(a), outback(a)]
5: far apart in nature; "considerations entirely removed (or
remote) from politics" [syn: removed(p)]
n : a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus
from a distance; "he lost the remote for his TV" [syn: remote