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Synonyms for distance
ˈdɪs təns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distance(noun)

    the property created by the space between two objects or points

    desalination, desalinisation, desalinization

  2. distance, length(noun)

    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"

    detention home, house of detention, detention camp, detention house

  3. distance, aloofness(noun)

    indifference by personal withdrawal

    "emotional distance"

    formal garden

  4. distance(noun)

    a distant region

    "I could see it in the distance"

    sailing, gliding, soaring, slide, coast, semivowel, glide, sailplaning

  5. distance, space(noun)

    the interval between two times

    "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"

    quantum leap, quantum jump

  6. distance(noun)

    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"

    quantum physics

  7. outdistance, outstrip, distance(verb)

    go far ahead of

    "He outdistanced the other runners"

    greater water parsnip

  8. distance(verb)

    keep at a distance

    "we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"

    spoilable, perishable


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. distance

    interval, removal, separation, interspace, remoteness, absence, space, length

    proximity, nearness, adjacency, contiguity, neighborhood, propinquity, contact, presence

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. distance(n.)

    remoteness, space, interval

  2. distance(n.)

    reserve, coldness, shyness, distant behavior

  3. distance(v. a.)

    outdo, surpass, excel, outstrip, leave behind

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distance(n)

    interval, intervening space, remoteness, reserve, aloofness, ceremoniousness, unfriendliness, alienation

    Associated words:
    longimetry, longitude, latitude, odometer, odograph, perambulator

  2. distance(v)

    outstrip, outdo, surpass

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  1. Deborah Birx:

    I've asked everybody independently to really make sure that you're wearing a mask if you can't maintain the six feet, i'm assuming that in a majority of cases, he's able to maintain that six feet distance.

  2. Lindred Greer:

    When leaders and followers are able to show emotion, it decreases the power distance and increases trust and teams perform better.

  3. sindiswa matyobeni:

    The length of the distance will be determined by your attitude.”

  4. Kok Chwee Sim:

    Identifying an airplane from a distance is a skill that comes with familiarity and the only way to gain that is to be around airports and ogling at airplanes as regularly as one could, there is of course the overall shape of the airplane to note but there comes a point where one plane looks like another. So there are other details that one could look to for clues.

  5. Carlyle:

    It is no very good symptom, either of nations or individuals, that they deal much in vaticination. Happy men are full of the present, for its bounty suffices them; and wise men also, for its duties engage them. Our grand business undoubtedly is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what clearly lies at hand.

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