Distant

Dis"tant

(?), a. [F., fr. L. distans, -antis, p. pr. of distare to stand apart, be separate or distant; dis- + stare to stand. See Stand.] 1. Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away.
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One board had two tenons, equally distant.
Ex. xxxvi. 22.
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Diana's temple is not distant far.
Shak.
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2. Far separated; far off; not near; remote; -- in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives.
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The success of these distant enterprises.
Prescott.
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3. Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.
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He passed me with a distant bow.
Goldsmith.
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4. Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.
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Some distant knowledge.
Shak.
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A distant glimpse.
W. Irving.
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5. Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so widely distant from Christianity.

Syn. -- Separate; far; remote; aloof; apart; asunder; slight; faint; indirect; indistinct.
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