adjective, re·mot·er, re·mot·est.
Origin of remote
Synonyms for remote
Antonyms for remote
Related Words for remotesecluded, far-flung, unknown, inaccessible, isolated, private, outlying, faraway, lonely, distant, lonesome, far-off, obscure, farfetched, small, poor, slim, icy, backwoods, boondocks
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Contemporary Examples of remote
In a remote location with little means for economic development, the Brogpas have cultivating this identity to their advantage.The Himalayas’ Hidden Aryans
January 3, 2015
The remote controlled flying craft has gone from covert military ops to a communal backyard hobby.Why Every Home Needs a Drone This Holiday
December 8, 2014
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 McConnell Friend Obama Just Hired
November 10, 2014
Historical Examples of remote
I beg, that I may not be sacrificed to projects, and remote contingencies.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Until now he had kept his place in the remote corner of the balcony.The Dream
He took up a point as remote as might be from the personal appeal.Quaint Courtships
Their surprise was great; for they had not the most remote idea of her intentions.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
And how, poor Alice, in that remote village, was chance to throw him in your way?Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
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.