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dis·tance

distance

 
 
pronunciation:
dI stihns
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
keep one's distance
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the measure of separation between things, places, or points in time.
similar words:
remove, way
definition 2: an extent of space, as between two objects or places.
similar words:
interval, length, separation, space, span
definition 3: remoteness of location.
a ship in the distance
antonyms:
proximity
definition 4: coldness or indifference; aloofness; unfriendliness.
similar words:
remove
definition 5: a measure of progress.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: distanced, distances, distancing
definition 1: to place or hold at a distance.
similar words:
separate
definition 2: to leave behind at a great distance; outrun; surpass.
similar words:
outstrip
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phrase: keep one's distance
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