Meaning of distant

dis•tant

Pronunciation: (dis'tunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. far off or apart in space; not near at hand; remote or removed (often fol. by from): a distant place; a town three miles distant from here.
  2. apart or far off in time: distant centuries past.
  3. remote or far apart in any respect: a distant relative.
  4. reserved or aloof; not familiar or cordial: a distant greeting.
  5. arriving from or going to a distance, as a communication, journey, etc.: I have here a distant letter from Japan.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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