Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun distance

6 senses of distance

Sense 1
distance -- (the property created by the space between two objects or points)
       => spacing, spatial arrangement -- (the property possessed by an array of things that have space between them)

Sense 2
distance -- (a distant region; "I could see it in the distance")
       => region, part -- (the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space")

Sense 3
distance, length -- (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")
       => size -- (the physical magnitude of something (how big it is); "a wolf is about the size of a large dog")

Sense 4
distance, aloofness -- (indifference by personal withdrawal; "emotional distance")
       => indifference -- (unbiased impartial unconcern)

Sense 5
distance, space -- (the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes")
       => time interval, interval -- (a definite length of time marked off by two instants)

Sense 6
distance -- (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")
       => point, point in time -- (an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb distance

2 senses of distance

Sense 1
distance -- (keep at a distance; "we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living")
       => keep, maintain, hold -- (keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes")

Sense 2
outdistance, outstrip, distance -- (go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners")
       => leave behind -- (depart and not take along; "He left behind all his possessions when he moved to Europe")

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