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Dictionary definition for: Distant

1. (a) separated in space or time or coming from or going to a distance; "the distant past" "distant villages" "the sound of distant traffic" "a distant sound" "a distant telephone call"

2. (a) far apart in relevance or relationship; "a distant cousin" "a distant likeness"

3. (s) remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity" "a distant smile" "he was upstage with strangers"

4. (s) far distant in time; "distant events" "the remote past or future" "a civilization ten centuries removed from modern times"

5. (s) far distant in space; "distant lands" "remote stars" "a remote outpost of civilization" "a hideaway far removed from towns and cities"

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