**distance** | | |

*n. (attribute)* | **1**. **distance** | the property created by the space between two objects or points. |

| ~ spatial arrangement, spacing | the property possessed by an array of things that have space between them. |

| ~ way | the property of distance in general.; "*it's a long way to Moscow*"; "*he went a long ways*" |

| ~ piece | a distance.; "*it is down the road a piece*" |

| ~ mean distance | the arithmetic mean of the maximum and minimum distances of a celestial body (satellite or secondary star) from its primary. |

| ~ farawayness, farness, remoteness | the property of being remote. |

| ~ nearness, closeness | the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance.; "*the sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action*" |

| ~ wavelength | the distance (measured in the direction of propagation) between two points in the same phase in consecutive cycles of a wave. |

| ~ focal distance, focal length | the distance from a lens to its focus. |

| ~ hyperfocal distance | the distance in front of a lens that is focused at infinity beyond which all objects are well defined and clear. |

| ~ leap | the distance leaped (or to be leaped).; "*a leap of 10 feet*" |

| ~ span | the distance or interval between two points. |

| ~ wheelbase | the distance from the center of a car's front wheel to the rear axle. |

| ~ interval, separation | the distance between things.; "*fragile items require separation and cushioning*" |

| ~ remove | degree of figurative distance or separation.; "*just one remove from madness*"; "*it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy*" |

| ~ yardage | distance measured in the aggregate number of yards.; "*what is the yardage of this golf course?*" |

| ~ hour, minute | distance measured by the time taken to cover it.; "*we live an hour from the airport*"; "*its just 10 minutes away*" |

| ~ milage, mileage | distance measured in miles. |

| ~ elevation | distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level).; "*there was snow at the higher elevations*" |

| ~ hour angle | the angular distance along the celestial equator from the observer's meridian to the hour circle of a given celestial body. |

*n. (location)* | **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*" |

*n. (attribute)* | **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*" |

| ~ leg | (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack. |

| ~ size | the physical magnitude of something (how big it is).; "*a wolf is about the size of a large dog*" |

| ~ arm's length | a distance sufficient to exclude intimacy. |

| ~ gauge | the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train. |

| ~ light time | distance measured in terms of the speed of light (or radio waves).; "*the light time from Jupiter to the sun is approximately 43 minutes*" |

| ~ skip distance | the shortest distance that permits radio signals (of a given frequency) to travel from the transmitter to the receiver by reflection from the ionosphere. |

| ~ wingspan, wingspread | linear distance between the extremities of an airfoil. |

| ~ wingspread | distance between the tips of the wings (as of a bird or insect) when fully extended. |

| ~ altitude | the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel). |

*n. (feeling)* | **4**. **aloofness**, **distance** | indifference by personal withdrawal.; "*emotional distance*" |

| ~ indifference | unbiased impartial unconcern. |

*n. (time)* | **5**. **distance**, **space** | the interval between two times.; "*the distance from birth to death*"; "*it all happened in the space of 10 minutes*" |

| ~ interval, time interval | a definite length of time marked off by two instants. |

*n. (time)* | **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 in time, point | an instant of time.; "*at that point I had to leave*" |

*v. (stative)* | **7**. **distance** | keep at a distance.; "*we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living*" |

| ~ hold, keep, maintain | 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*" |

*v. (motion)* | **8**. **distance**, **outdistance**, **outstrip** | 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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