distance

[ dis-tuhns ]
/ ˈdɪs təns /

noun

verb (used with object), dis·tanced, dis·tanc·ing.

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Idioms for distance

Origin of distance

1250–1300; Middle English < Latin distantia, equivalent to distant- (see distant) + -ia -y3; replacing Middle English destaunce < Anglo-French

OTHER WORDS FROM distance

dis·tance·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for distance

distance
/ (ˈdɪstəns) /

noun

verb (tr)

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Medical definitions for distance

distance
[ dĭstəns ]

n.

The extent of space between two objects or places; an intervening space.
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Idioms and Phrases with distance

distance

see go the distance; keep one's distance; spitting distance.

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