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Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.
Mary Astell

Meaning of "distance" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DISTANCE

distance  [ˈdɪstəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DISTANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Distance is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb distance in English.

WHAT DOES DISTANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Distance

Distance, or farness, is a numerical description of how far apart objects are. In physics or everyday usage, distance may refer to a physical length, or an estimation based on other criteria. In mathematics, a distance function or metric is a generalization of the concept of physical distance. A metric is a function that behaves according to a specific set of rules, and is a concrete way of describing what it means for elements of some space to be "close to" or "far away from" each other. In most cases, "distance from A to B" is interchangeable with "distance between B and A".

Definition of distance in the English dictionary

The first definition of distance in the dictionary is the intervening space between two points or things. Other definition of distance is the length of this gap. Distance is also the state of being apart in space; remoteness.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DISTANCE

PRESENT

Present
I distance
you distance
he/she/it distances
we distance
you distance
they distance
Present continuous
I am distancing
you are distancing
he/she/it is distancing
we are distancing
you are distancing
they are distancing
Present perfect
I have distanced
you have distanced
he/she/it has distanced
we have distanced
you have distanced
they have distanced
Present perfect continuous
I have been distancing
you have been distancing
he/she/it has been distancing
we have been distancing
you have been distancing
they have been distancing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I distanced
you distanced
he/she/it distanced
we distanced
you distanced
they distanced
Past continuous
I was distancing
you were distancing
he/she/it was distancing
we were distancing
you were distancing
they were distancing
Past perfect
I had distanced
you had distanced
he/she/it had distanced
we had distanced
you had distanced
they had distanced
Past perfect continuous
I had been distancing
you had been distancing
he/she/it had been distancing
we had been distancing
you had been distancing
they had been distancing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will distance
you will distance
he/she/it will distance
we will distance
you will distance
they will distance
Future continuous
I will be distancing
you will be distancing
he/she/it will be distancing
we will be distancing
you will be distancing
they will be distancing
Future perfect
I will have distanced
you will have distanced
he/she/it will have distanced
we will have distanced
you will have distanced
they will have distanced
Future perfect continuous
I will have been distancing
you will have been distancing
he/she/it will have been distancing
we will have been distancing
you will have been distancing
they will have been distancing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would distance
you would distance
he/she/it would distance
we would distance
you would distance
they would distance
Conditional continuous
I would be distancing
you would be distancing
he/she/it would be distancing
we would be distancing
you would be distancing
they would be distancing
Conditional perfect
I would have distance
you would have distance
he/she/it would have distance
we would have distance
you would have distance
they would have distance
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been distancing
you would have been distancing
he/she/it would have been distancing
we would have been distancing
you would have been distancing
they would have been distancing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you distance
we let´s distance
you distance
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to distance
Past participle
distanced
Present Participle
distancing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DISTANCE


assistance
əˈsɪstəns
consistence
kənˈsɪstəns
desistance
dɪˈzɪstəns
desistence
dɪˈzɪstəns
equidistance
ˌiːkwɪˈdɪstəns
existence
ɪɡˈzɪstəns
inconsistence
ˌɪnkənˈsɪstəns
inexistence
ˌɪnɪɡˈzɪstəns
insistence
ɪnˈsɪstəns
instance
ˈɪnstəns
irresistance
ɪrɪˈzɪstəns
nonexistence
ˈnɒnɪɡˈzɪstəns
nonresistance
ˌnɒnrɪˈzɪstəns
outdistance
ˌaʊtˈdɪstəns
persistence
pəˈsɪstəns
pre-existence
ˈpriːɪɡˈzɪstəns
resistance
rɪˈzɪstəns
self-existence
ˌsɛlfɪɡˈzɪstəns
subsistence
səbˈsɪstəns
substance
ˈsʌbstəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DISTANCE

distaff
distaff side
distain
distal
distally
distance learning
distance modulus
distance race
distance runner
distance teaching
distant
distant early warning
distant early warning line
distantly
distaste
distasteful
distastefully
distastefulness
distelfink
distemper

WORDS THAT END LIKE DISTANCE

acceptance
acquaintance
advance
amount of substance
antimicrobial resistance
capacitance
conductance
Constance
court of first instance
for instance
importance
inductance
inheritance
long-distance
reluctance
remittance
repentance
stance
the distance
the Resistance
walking distance

Synonyms and antonyms of distance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DISTANCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «distance» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of distance

Translation of «distance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DISTANCE

Find out the translation of distance to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of distance from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «distance» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

距离
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

distancia
570 millions of speakers

English

distance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दूरी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَسافَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

расстояние
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

distância
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

distally
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

distance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Distal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Entfernung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

距離
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Distal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khoảng cách
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

distally
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दूरस्थपणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

distale
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

distanza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

odległość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відстань
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

distanță
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απόσταση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

afstand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avstånd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

distanse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of distance

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DISTANCE»

The term «distance» is very widely used and occupies the 2.026 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of distance
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «distance».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DISTANCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «distance» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «distance» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about distance

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «DISTANCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word distance.
1
Hiam Abbass
I grew up acutely aware of the exile and distance caused by war.
2
Aesop
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
3
Leo Aikman
The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
4
Alejandro Amenabar
An Oscar means a lot of things because it's like the ultimate award for a filmmaker so it feels great. But I think you have to consider awards with some distance and not get obsessed with it. When you're creating you shouldn't think about it.
5
Jonathan Ames
I grew up in northern New Jersey - the banlieue of New York - and I now live in Brooklyn. I am separated from my parents by about 50 miles, but really there is almost no distance between us. I speak to them nearly every day.
6
Mary Astell
Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.
7
Emily Greene Balch
Technology gives us the facilities that lessen the barriers of time and distance - the telegraph and cable, the telephone, radio, and the rest.
8
Henry Ward Beecher
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
9
Marie Brenner
To be able to go the distance with a brother or sister, to have them turn into your ally, is about the greatest thing that can ever happen to you.
10
Susie Bright
There is more criticism of puritanism, and more distance from Christian morality, than there has been before.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DISTANCE»

Discover the use of distance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to distance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Introduction to Distance Sampling: Estimating Abundance of ...
This book is intended for graduate biologists with a quantitative background, who carry out population assessments of wildlife: mammalogists, ornithologists, and fisheries biologists.
Stephen T. Buckland, 2001
2
Distance Education: Definitions and Glossary of Terms
The book addresses the complexities of terminology used in the field of distance education.
Lee Ayers Schlosser, Michael R. Simonson, 2009
3
Distance Education: A Systems View of Online Learning
The text is researched-based and grounded in solid principles of teaching and learning.
Michael G. Moore, Greg Kearsley, 2011
4
Foundations of Distance Education
Distance education and training provision has expanded dramatically over the past few years.
Desmond Keegan, 2013
5
Handbook of Distance Education
The third edition of this award-winning handbook continues the mission of its predecessors: to provide a compendium of research in all aspects of distance education, arguably the most significant development in education over the past three ...
Michael Grahame Moore, 2013
6
Numerical Distance Protection: Principles and Applications
This book is aimed at students and engineers who wish to familiarise themselves with the subject of power system protection, as well as the experienced user, entering the area of numerical distance protection.
Gerhard Ziegler, 2011
7
The Death of Distance: How the Communications Revolution is ...
In this paperback edition of the acclaimed bookThe Death of Distance, journalist Frances Cairncross ofThe Economistshows us how the world is changing with the introduction of the Internet and wireless technology.
Frances Cairncross, 2001
8
Ironman 70.3: Training for the Middle Distance
This is Ironman 70.3 - one of the fastestgrowing triathlon events in the world. And even though itis only half the total distance of a full Ironman .
Henry Ash, Marlies Penker, 2009
9
From a Distance (Timber Ridge Reflections)
What happens when the realization of a dream isn't what you imagined... and the secret you've spent a lifetime guarding is finally laid bare?
Tamera Alexander, 2008
10
Long Distance Relationships: The Complete Guide
Offers advice for maintaining a successful long distance relationship, including survival tips, personal stories from real couples, and steps for dealing with conflicts over the phone.
Gregory Guldner, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DISTANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term distance is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Otto Candies 9, Post 16 1: David Vial goes the distance in American …
What went right for Otto Candies: The team came up with five runs in the bottom of the third and took advantage of multiple errors by Post 16. «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
2
A "Destination Wedding" Can Be within Driving Distance of Your …
My challenge was to find a destination wedding venue within a "reasonable" driving distance of the DC-Metro area (less than two hours was ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
3
The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Grandma
Even with Skype and FaceTime, being a long-distance grandparent stretches your heartstrings to breaking point. According to a UN report ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw dominates Phillies in 5-0 complete game
Final: Kershaw goes distance as Dodgers blank Phillies, 5-0. July 8, 2015. Updated 11:01 p.m.. 1 of 4. Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw Kershaw (6-6) ... «OCRegister, Jul 15»
5
Taliban distance themselves from talks, denies having 'leadership's …
Even as world leaders hailed Pakistan-brokered talks between Afghanistan's government and the Taliban, which ended on Wednesday in the ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
6
Brandon Beach Seeks To Expand Distance Requirements For …
Georgia State Senator Brandon Beach (R-Alpharetta) on Tuesday said he plans to file a bill addressing the distance between crematories and ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
7
Paramount & The Stupidity of the Short Distance Runner (Pt 3 of 3 …
The simple question is whether the film industry is willing to risk the theatrical exhibition industry's future to find out. Th simple idea that seems ... «Movie City News, Jul 15»
8
Rails draw to help Reigning get the distance in Grafton Cup
The rails barrier draw is the secret factor that will help Reigning see out the distance of the Listed $150,000 Blanchard Haulage Grafton Cup ... «HorseRacing.com.au, Jul 15»
9
UCSD team breaks power, distance barriers for optical comms
Photonics researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have increased the maximum power — and therefore distance — at ... «Optics.org, Jul 15»
10
Johnny Cueto goes the distance in final bid for the All-Star team
Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»

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