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distance 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈdistəns/,
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distances, plural;
  1. Make (someone or something) far off or remote in position or nature
    • - her mother wished to distance her from the rough village children
  2. Declare that one is not connected with or a supporter of (someone or something)
    • - he sought to distance himself from the proposals
  3. Beat (a horse) by a distance

Noun
  1. An amount of space between two things or people
    • - I bicycled the short distance home
    • - the distance between front and rear wheels
  2. The condition of being far off; remoteness
    • - distance makes things look small
    • - a significant distance between German and Allied understandings of the war
  3. A far-off point or place
    • - watching them from a distance
  4. The more remote part of what is visible or discernible
    • - I heard police sirens in the distance
    • - they sped off into the distance
  5. An interval of time
    • - a distance of more than twenty years
  6. The avoidance of familiarity; aloofness or reserve
    • - a mix of warmth and distance makes a good neighbor
  7. The full length of a race
    • - he claimed the 10,000 meter title in only his second race over the distance
  8. The scheduled length of a fight
    • - he has won his first five fights inside the distance
  9. The distance from the winning post that a horse must have reached when the winner finishes in order to qualify for a subsequent heat


  1. the property created by the space between two objects or points
  2. keep at a distance; "we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"
  3. a distant region; "I could see it in the distance"
  4. outdistance: go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners"
  5. size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"
  6. indifference by personal withdrawal; "emotional distance"
  7. The cosmic distance ladder (also known as the Extragalactic Distance Scale) is the succession of methods by which astronomers determine the distances to celestial objects. ...
  8. Distance was a late-1980s rock/funk band led by bassist/producer Bernard Edwards, patterned after the Power Station. ...
  9. Distance is an EP Released in 2007 by New Zealand Hardcore/Metalcore band Antagonist. (Now known as Antagonist A.D.)
  10. Distance is a 2001 film by Japanese director Koreeda Hirokazu, starring Arata, Tadanobu Asano, Iseya Yusuke, Terajima Susumu, and Natsukawa Yui.
  11. In the mathematical field of graph theory, the distance between two vertices in a graph is the number of edges in a shortest path connecting them. This is also known as the geodesic distance
  12. Distance (stylized as DISTANCE) is the second Japanese album (third overall) released by Japanese-American J-pop singer Hikaru Utada, released on March 28, 2001 in direct "competition" with A Best by Ayumi Hamasaki (see 2001 in music).
  13. The amount of space between two points, usually geographical points, usually (but not necessarily) measured along a straight line; The entire amount of space to the objective; A considerable amount of space; To move away (from) someone or something; To leave at a distance; to outpace, leave ...
  14. (distant) far off; emotionally unresponsive or unwilling to express genuine feelings
  15. (Distances) Station platform Columns - 15 feet apart; Wall and overhead columns - 5 feet apart; Signal plate numbers - IRT - drop last digit from each plate number, subtract one from the other and add two zeroes. Ex. A-4264 and A4224 are 400 feet apart (26-22 = 4 (00). ...
  16. (Distances) while we are on the subject of getting places, Chicagoans generally refer to distances in terms of minutes, and will generally claim almost everything is 15 or 20 minutes away. No mile talk here.
  17. (distant) an invasive cancer that has spread to parts of the body remote from the primary tumor either by direct extension or by discontinuous metastasis.
  18. (DISTANT) Something you are barely conscious of or do not identify with strongly / A long time off
  19. (Distant) (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey); Dogville (Lars von Trier, Denmark/Sweden/UK/France/Germany); The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, U.S.);
  20. (Distant) Cancer has spread from the original tumor and beyond the lymph nodes closest to the original tumor to other lymph nodes and/or organs.
  21. (Distant) Neoplasm (tumor) has spread beyond immediately adjacent organs or tissues by direct extension and/or has either developed secondary or metastatic tumors, metastasized to distant lymph nodes, or has been determined to be systemic in origin.
  22. (Distant) oppisite of proximate - widely spaced flowers, pseudobulbs or leaves
  23. (distant) far from each other or from something else.
  24. (distant) not close to others.
  25. (distant) the opposite of imbricate (cf. Stearn, 1966), where phyllaries do not overlap but are clearly in more than one series, sometimes incorrectly referred to as 'eximbricate' (cf. King & Robinson, 1987 - in the tribe Eupatorieae).