- of, from, or between distant places: a long-distance phone call.
- for, over, or covering long distances: a long-distance runner.
- by long-distance telephone: to call someone long-distance.
Origin of long-distance
- telephone service between distant places.
Origin of long distance
Examples from the Web for long-distance
Contemporary Examples of long-distance
I was in a long-distance relationship at the time with my high-school boyfriend.How I Stopped My Rapist
November 24, 2014
He was smart and tough in the way of the hard worker, the long-distance runner, the gambler who wins on stamina.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters
August 2, 2014
At the time, she was also in a long-distance relationship with Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins.The Moment Kurt Cobain Met Courtney Love
Charles R. Cross
April 5, 2014
Many of the dead were killed by long-distance sniper rounds.New Evidence: Russian Spies Backed Kiev's Killers
April 3, 2014
Phone companies once provided a mounted phone, long-distance service, and local calls for a single price.How to Reinvent College
May 13, 2013
Historical Examples of long-distance
Mrs. Gosnold sent for me by long-distance telephone this morning.Nobody
Louis Joseph Vance
Was this a long-distance run, or just a hundred-yard sprint?Shorty McCabe
Not that I'm claimin' any long-distance record as a model parent.Torchy As A Pa
He had aroused her passion and no amount of long-distance love could requite it.The Perfectionists
It took a minute for the long-distance circuits to connect him with Manhattan.Out Like a Light
Gordon Randall Garrett
- (modifier) covering relatively long distancesa long-distance driver
- (modifier) (of telephone calls, lines, etc) connecting points a relatively long way apart
- mainly US and Canadian a long-distance telephone call
- a long-distance telephone system or its operator
- by a long-distance telephone linehe phoned long-distance