1. 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.

Every particle attracts every other with a force . .

. inversely proportioned to the square of the

distance. --Sir I.

Newton.

2. Remoteness of place; a remote place.

Easily managed from a distance. --W. Irving.

'T is distance lends enchantment to the view. --T.

Campbell.

[He] waits at distance till he hears from Cato.

--Addison.

vb. n. {Distancing}.]

1. To place at a distance or remotely.

I heard nothing thereof at Oxford, being then miles

distanced thence. --Fuller.

2. To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem

remote.

His peculiar art of distancing an object to

aggrandize his space. --H. Miller.

3. To outstrip by as much as a distance (see {Distance}, n.,

3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly.

He distanced the most skillful of his

contemporaries. --Milner.

n 1: the property created by the space between two objects or

points

2: a distant region; "I could see it in the distance"

3: size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New

York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the

shortest line segment joining the two points" [syn: {length}]

4: indifference by personal withdrawal; "emotional distance"

[syn: {aloofness}]

5: the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to

death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes" [syn:

{space}]

6: a remote point in time; "if that happens it will be at some

distance in the future"; "at a distance of ten years he

had forgotten many of the details"

v 1: keep at a distance

2: go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners" [syn: {outdistance},

{outstrip}]

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