Distant

Definition of Distant

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.

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