Re*mote"(r?-m?t"), a. [Compar. Remoter (-?r); superl. Remotest.] [L. remotus, p. p. of removere to remove. See Remove.] 1. Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; -- said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands.
Places remote enough are in Bohemia.Shak.
Remote from men, with God he passed his days.Parnell.
2. Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; -- in various figurative uses. Specifically: (a) Not agreeing; alien; foreign. "All these propositions, how remote soever from reason."
Locke. (b) Not nearly related; not close; as, a
remote connection or consanguinity. (c) Separate; abstracted. "Wherever the mind places itself by any thought, either amongst, or remote from, all bodies."
Locke. (d) Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant. "From the effect to the remotest cause."
Granville. (e) Not obvious or sriking; as, a
(Bot.) Separated by intervals greater than usual.
adv. -- Re*mote"ness,
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