Dis"tant (?), a. [F., fr. L. distans, -antis, p. pr. of distare to stand apart, be separate or distant; dis- + stare to stand. See Stand.]
Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away.
One board had two tenons, equally distant.
Ex. xxxvi. 22.
Diana's temple is not distant far.
Far separated; far off; not near; remote; -- in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives.
The success of these distant enterprises.
Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.
He passed me with a distant bow.
Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.
Some distant knowledge.
A distant glimpse.
Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so widely distant from Christianity.
Syn. -- Separate; far; remote; aloof; apart; asunder; slight; faint; indirect; indistinct.
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