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. Shak.


Far separated; far off; not near; remote; -- in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives.

The success of these distant enterprises. Prescott.


Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.

He passed me with a distant bow. Goldsmith.


Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.

Some distant knowledge. Shak.

A distant glimpse. W. Irving.


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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