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distance

 
Noun distance has 6 senses
  1. distance - the property created by the space between two objects or points
    --1 is a kind of
    spacing, spatial arrangement
    --1 has particulars:
     way, ways; piece; mean distance; farness, remoteness, farawayness; nearness, closeness; wavelength; focal distance, focal length; hyperfocal distance; leap; span; wheelbase; interval, separation; remove; throw; yardage; hour, minute; mileage, milage; elevation; hour angle
  2. distance - a distant region; "I could see it in the distance"
    --2 is a kind of
    region, part
  3. distance, length - 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"
    --3 is a kind of size
    --3 has particulars:
     leg; arm's length; gauge; light time; skip distance; wingspan, wingspread; wingspread; altitude
  4. distance, aloofness - indifference by personal withdrawal; "emotional distance"
    --4 is a kind of indifference
    Derived form: verb distance1
  5. distance, space - the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"
    --5 is a kind of time interval, interval
  6. distance - 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"
    --6 is a kind of
    point, point in time
Verb distance has 2 senses
  1. distance - keep at a distance; "we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"
    --1 is one way to
    keep, maintain, hold
    Derived form: noun distance4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. outdistance, outstrip, distance - go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners"
    --2 is one way to leave behind
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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