adjective, re·mot·er, re·mot·est.
- remote access,
- remote control,
- remote sensing,
- remote sensor,
Origin of remote
Examples from the Web for remote
In a remote location with little means for economic development, the Brogpas have cultivating this identity to their advantage.
The remote controlled flying craft has gone from covert military ops to a communal backyard hobby.
In a tiny, remote Chinese village, an ancient Roman bloodline may live on.
In a remote corner of China, one village tells a strange lineage tale.
Some critics have made the same sorts of arguments about the remote and effete president.
The remote ancestors of the fox or of the crow were doubtless less shrewd and cunning than the crows and the foxes of to-day.Ways of Nature|John Burroughs
In other words, the Devil is a myth coming out of the terrible darkness of remote ages.Handbook of Freethought|Various
His magnetized telegraph wire stretched from one room to another located in a remote part of the building.The Age of Big Business|Burton J. Hendrick
She laid no claim to the title of a Blue—she had not the most remote idea of being considered a literary lady.Mark Hurdlestone|Susanna Moodie
This gallery, at the remote end from the body of the castle, closes with a stair case.Secresy|E. (Eliza) Fenwick
Word Origin for remote
mid-15c., from Middle French remot or directly from Latin remotus "afar off, remote, distant in place," past participle of removere "move back or away" (see remove (v.)). Related: Remotely; remoteness. Remote control "fact of controlling from a distance" is recorded from 1904; as a device which allows this from 1920.