English dictionary



Hint: Question mark (?) is a wildcard. Question mark substitutes one character.

English noun: distance

1. distance (attribute) the property created by the space between two objects or points


Broader (hypernym)spacing, spatial arrangement


Narrower (hyponym)closeness, elevation, farawayness, farness, focal distance, focal length, hour, hour angle, hyperfocal distance, interval, leap, mean distance, milage, mileage, minute, nearness, piece, remoteness, remove, separation, span, wavelength, way, wheelbase, yardage


Attributeclose, close, distant, far, near, nigh

2. distance (location) a distant region


SamplesI could see it in the distance.


Broader (hypernym)part, region

3. distance (attribute) size of the gap between two places


SamplesThe distance from New York to Chicago.
He determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points.


Synonymslength


Broader (hypernym)size


Narrower (hyponym)altitude, arm's length, gauge, leg, light time, skip distance, wingspan, wingspread, wingspread

4. distance (feeling) indifference by personal withdrawal


SamplesEmotional distance.


Synonymsaloofness


Broader (hypernym)indifference

5. distance (time) the interval between two times


SamplesThe distance from birth to death.
It all happened in the space of 10 minutes.


Synonymsspace


Broader (hypernym)interval, time interval

6. distance (time) a remote point in time


SamplesIf that happens it will be at some distance in the future.
At a distance of ten years he had forgotten many of the details.


Broader (hypernym)point, point in time


English verb: distance

1. distance (stative) keep at a distance


SamplesWe have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hold, keep, maintain

2. distance (motion) go far ahead of


SamplesHe outdistanced the other runners.


Synonymsoutdistance, outstrip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)leave behind









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk