distance

[ dis-tuhns ]
/ ˈdɪs təns /
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noun

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


Nearby words

  1. distaffer,
  2. distain,
  3. distal,
  4. distal myopathy,
  5. distally,
  6. distance learning,
  7. distance medley,
  8. distance modulus,
  9. distance race,
  10. distance runner

Idioms

Origin of distance

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

Related formsdis·tance·less, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for distancing

distance

/ (ˈdɪstəns) /

noun

verb (tr)

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Word Origin and History for distancing
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Medicine definitions for distancing

distance

[ dĭstəns ]

n.

The extent of space between two objects or places; an intervening space.

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Idioms and Phrases with distancing

distance

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

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