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Far away in space or time,
  1. Far away in space or time
    • - distant parts of the world
    • - I remember that distant afternoon
  2. (after a measurement) At a specified distance
    • - the star is 30,000 light years distant from earth
    • - the town lay half a mile distant
  3. (of a sound) Faint or vague because far away
    • - the distant bark of some farm dog
  4. Remote or far apart in resemblance or relationship
    • - a distant acquaintance
  5. (of a person) Not closely related
    • - a distant cousin
  6. (of a person) Not intimate; cool or reserved
    • - his children found him strangely distant
    • - she and my father were distant with each other
  7. Remote; abstracted
    • - a distant look in his eyes

  1. separated in space or coming from or going to a distance; "distant villages"; "the sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call"
  2. far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"
  3. aloof: remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"
  4. separate or apart in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or future"
  5. located far away spatially; "distant lands"; "remote stars"
  6. Distant is the final posthumous album by Champaign, Illinois indie rock band Sarge. Released in 2000 on Mud Records, it features three demo versions of unreleased songs, six live songs, three cover songs, and two solo acoustic numbers by lead singer Elizabeth Elmore.
  7. Uzak is a 2002 Turkish film directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. It was released as Distant in North America, a straight translation of its title.
  8. (The Distants) The Temptations is an American vocal group that achieved fame as one of the most successful acts to record for Motown Records. The group's repertoire has included, at various times during its five-decade career, R&B, doo-wop, funk, disco, soul, and adult contemporary music.
  9. far off; emotionally unresponsive or unwilling to express genuine feelings
  10. (distantness) The state or quality of being distant or remote
  11. far from each other or from something else.
  12. oppisite of proximate - widely spaced flowers, pseudobulbs or leaves
  13. the opposite of imbricate (cf. Stearn, 1966), where phyllaries do not overlap but are clearly in more than one series, sometimes incorrectly referred to as 'eximbricate' (cf. King & Robinson, 1987 - in the tribe Eupatorieae).
  14. The cancer has spread to parts of the body far away from the original point where it began.
  15. Neoplasm (tumor) has spread beyond immediately adjacent organs or tissues by direct extension and/or has either developed secondary or metastatic tumors, metastasized to distant lymph nodes, or has been determined to be systemic in origin.
  16. Something you are barely conscious of or do not identify with strongly / A long time off
  17. Cancer has spread from the original tumor and beyond the lymph nodes closest to the original tumor to other lymph nodes and/or organs.
  18. (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey); Dogville (Lars von Trier, Denmark/Sweden/UK/France/Germany); The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, U.S.);
  19. not close to others.