Complete Definition of "distance"

English

rank|try|loved|deal|625|distance|thinking|beginning|unless

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËdɪstÉns/
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Noun
en-noun|s|-

  1. countable The amount of space between two points, usually geographical points, usually (but not necessarily) measured along a straight line.

#: The distance to Petersborough is thirty miles.

  1. context|uncountable|figurative The entire amount of space to the objective.

#: He had promised to perform this task, but did not go the distance.

  1. context|uncountable|figurative A considerable amount of space.

#: The friendship did not survive the row: they kept each other at a distance.

Related terms
distant

Derived terms
go the distance
keep at a distance

See also
Customary: inches (in), feet, yards, miles
Metric: meter (m), centimeter (cm), kilometer (km)
Universal: astronomical unit (A.U.), parsec

Translations
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trans-top|amount of space between two points
Czech: vzdálenost f
Hebrew: ×ר×ק (merkhaq) m
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Breton: pellder m -ioù p
Dutch: afstand m
Finnish: etäisyys
French: distance f
German: Distanz f, Entfernung f, Abstand m
Hebrew: ×ר×ק m
Indonesian: jarak
Interlingua: distantia
Italian: distanza f
Japanese: è·é¢ (ããã, kyori)
Korean: 거리 [è·é¢] (geori)
Lithuanian: nuotolis m, atstumas m, sometimes distancija f
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Malayalam: à´¦àµà´°à´ (dooram), à´à´à´²à´ (akalam)
Polish: odlegÅoÅÄ, droga f, dystans m
Portuguese: distância f
Romanian: distanÅ£Ä f
Slovene: razdalja f (1)
Spanish: distancia f
Swedish: avstånd n, distans c
Telugu: à°¦à±à°°à°®à±
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Verb
en-verb|distanc|ing

  1. To move away from someone or something.

Translations
Breton: pellaat diouzh, mont diouzh
Dutch: verwijderen
Finnish: etäännyttää
German: entfernen
Hebrew: ××תר×ק (lehitrakheq)
Indonesian: menjauhi
Interlingua: distantiar
Polish: dystansowaÄ siÄ
Portuguese: distanciar-se, afastar-se
Romanian: distanţa
Swedish: distansera sig, avlägsna sig

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French

Pronunciation
w:IPA|IPA: /dis'tÉÌs(É)/

Noun
distance f

  1. An intervening space between two points.

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