Synonyms of distance


1. distance, spacing, spatial arrangement

usage: the property created by the space between two objects or points

2. distance, region, part

usage: a distant region; "I could see it in the distance"

3. distance, length, size

usage: 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"

4. distance, aloofness, indifference

usage: indifference by personal withdrawal; "emotional distance"

5. distance, space, time interval, interval

usage: the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"

6. distance, point, point in time

usage: 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"


1. distance, keep, maintain, hold

usage: keep at a distance; "we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"

2. outdistance, outstrip, distance, leave behind

usage: go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners"

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Definition and meaning of distance (Dictionary)