abscissa |
the distance of a point from the vertical axis of a graph as measured parallel to the horizontal axis. (Cf. ordinate.) |

absolute value |
the magnitude of a real number irrespective of its sign; distance of a real number from zero. [1/2 definitions] |

afar |
at, to, or from a distance; far off. [2 definitions] |

a little |
a small distance. [1/5 definitions] |

aloof |
at a distance; apart. [1/2 definitions] |

alt.^{2} |
abbreviation of "altitude," the height of a given object or location above a specified base, such as sea level or earth, esp. the angular distance of a celestial body, measured from the horizon. |

altitude |
in astronomy, the angular distance of a celestial body, measured from the horizon. [1/4 definitions] |

analytic geometry |
a branch of geometry that uses algebraic equations to determine distance or the like by using variables defined by coordinates; Cartesian geometry. |

apart |
separated by time or space; at or to a distance. [1/3 definitions] |

aqueduct |
a channel built to convey water from a long distance. [1/2 definitions] |

astronomical unit |
a unit of length based on the average distance of the earth from the sun, equal to about 149.6 million kilometers or ninety-three million miles. |

at arm's length |
at a distance; emotionally or physically detached. |

away |
in the distance. [1/7 definitions] |

beyond |
that which is at a great distance in space or time. [1/6 definitions] |

block |
a section of a city or town bounded on four sides by intersecting streets, or the distance represented by one side of such a section. [1/19 definitions] |

bowshot |
the distance an arrow travels or can travel when shot from a bow. |

breadth |
distance from side to side measured perpendicularly to length; width. [1/3 definitions] |

broad gauge |
a railroad track with a distance between the rails that is greater than the standard width of 56.5 inches or 143.5 centimeters. (Cf. narrow gauge, standard gauge.) |

broad jump |
in track competition, a jump for distance with a running start; a former name for long jump. [2 definitions] |

by a long shot |
by a considerable amount or distance. |

carry |
distance or potential range traveled by an object or sound. [1/16 definitions] |