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distance
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 15
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.
2. Remoteness of place; a remote place.
3. A space marked out in the last part of a race course.
4. Space between two antagonists in fencing.
6. Ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety.
8. The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.
10. Remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor.
11. The interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh.
12. Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; - contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To place at a distance or remotely.
2. To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote.
3. To outstrip by as much as a distance ( see Distance, n., 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly.
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