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

1 sense of remote

Sense 1
remote control, remote -- (a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance; "he lost the remote for his TV")
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Antonyms of adj remote

5 senses of remote

Sense 1
distant, remote -- (located far away spatially; "distant lands"; "remote stars")

INDIRECT (VIA far) -> near, close, nigh -- (not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call")

Sense 2
outside, remote -- (very unlikely; "an outside chance"; "a remote possibility"; "a remote contingency")

INDIRECT (VIA unlikely) -> likely -- (has a good chance of being the case or of coming about; "these services are likely to be available to us all before long"; "she is likely to forget"; "a likely place for a restaurant"; "the broken limb is likely to fall"; "rain is likely"; "a likely topic for investigation"; "likely candidates for the job")

Sense 3
distant, remote, removed -- (separate or apart in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or future")

INDIRECT (VIA far) -> near, close, nigh -- (not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call")

Sense 4
outback (prenominal), remote -- (inaccessible and sparsely populated;)

INDIRECT (VIA inaccessible) -> accessible -- (capable of being reached; "a town accessible by rail")

Sense 5
distant (vs. close), remote -- (far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics")


Similarity of adj remote

5 senses of remote

Sense 1
distant, remote -- (located far away spatially; "distant lands"; "remote stars")
       => far (vs. near) -- (located at a great distance in time or space or degree; "we come from a far country"; "far corners of the earth"; "the far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future")

Sense 2
outside, remote -- (very unlikely; "an outside chance"; "a remote possibility"; "a remote contingency")
       => unlikely (vs. likely) -- (has little chance of being the case or coming about; "an unlikely story"; "an unlikely candidate for reelection"; "a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism")

Sense 3
distant, remote, removed -- (separate or apart in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or future")
       => far (vs. near) -- (located at a great distance in time or space or degree; "we come from a far country"; "far corners of the earth"; "the far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future")

Sense 4
outback (prenominal), remote -- (inaccessible and sparsely populated;)
       => inaccessible (vs. accessible), unaccessible -- (capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all)

Sense 5
distant (vs. close), remote -- (far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics")
       => faraway -- (far removed mentally; "a faraway (or distant) look in her eyes")
       => loosely knit -- (having only distant social or legal ties; "a loosely knit group")
       => removed (predicate) -- (separated in relationship by a given degree of descent; "a cousin once removed")
       => ulterior -- (beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote; "a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion"; "without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"- G.B.Shaw)

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