distant adj.

1 far away in space

VERBS be, sound | become, grow The sound of the engine was growing more and more distant.

ADV. far (literary), very in far distant lands | increasingly | unimaginably It was only a few miles away but it seemed unimaginably distant. | geographically geographically distant areas of the world

PREP. from The stars are more distant from the earth than the sun.

2 far away in time


ADV. very | increasingly | fairly, not too in the not too distant future

PHRASES the dim and distant past stories from the dim and distant past

3 not friendly/not paying attention

VERBS be, seem | become | remain | find sb

ADV. very | rather, slightly | strangely Even his children found him strangely distant and impersonal.