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A position, area, or situation that is not immediately in one's attention or notice:
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  1. A position, area, or situation that is not immediately in one's attention or notice:
  2. Music (in full background music) or sound effects used as a subordinated accompaniment to dialogue or action, as in movies
  3. (--- Computers) The environment in which programs operate that the user does not engage with directly:
Two places on directly opposite sides of the Earth, such as the North Pole and the South Pole.
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  1. Two places on directly opposite sides of the Earth, such as the North Pole and the South Pole.
  2. Something that is the exact opposite or contrary of another; an antipode.
  3. A group of rocky islands of the southern Pacific Ocean southeast of New Zealand, to which they belong. They were discovered by British seamen in 1800 and are so named because they are almost diametrically opposite Greenwich, England.
A unit of length in the metric system equal to 0.01 meter.
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  1. A unit of length in the metric system equal to 0.01 meter.
  2. US spelling of centimetre.
  3. A unit of length equal to one hundredth (10−2 ) of a meter.
An ancient unit of linear measure, about 18-22 inches (45.4-55.5 cm): originally the length of a man's arm from the end of the middle finger to the elbow
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  1. An ancient unit of linear measure, about 18-22 inches (45.4-55.5 cm): originally the length of a man's arm from the end of the middle finger to the elbow
(--- Football) An act of legally using one's body to obstruct or move a defensive player so that a player in possession of the ball may advance downfield, pass, or otherwise execute an offensive play.
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  1. (--- Football) An act of legally using one's body to obstruct or move a defensive player so that a player in possession of the ball may advance downfield, pass, or otherwise execute an offensive play.
  2. Any number of persons or things regarded as a unit
  3. The distance along one side of such an area
(Slang, uncountable) The state of being cool, as in good or pleasing.
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  1. (Slang, uncountable) The state of being cool, as in good or pleasing.
  2. (Uncountable) The state of being cool, as in chilly.
  3. (Countable) The result or product of being cool, as in chilly.
The state of being aloof
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Absence of prejudice or bias; disinterest:
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  1. Absence of prejudice or bias; disinterest:
  2. The sending of troops or ships on special service
  3. The dispatch of a military unit, such as troops or ships, from a larger body for a special duty or mission.
A space between objects, points, or units, especially when making uniform amounts of separation:
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  1. A space between objects, points, or units, especially when making uniform amounts of separation:
  2. (Math.) The set containing all numbers between two given numbers: it may include one, both, or neither end point
  3. A line segment representing the set of numbers in an interval.
An opening through mountains; a pass.
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  1. An opening through mountains; a pass.
  2. An interruption of continuity:
  3. A problematic situation resulting from such a disparity:
The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
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  1. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
  2. The extent or distance something can reach:
  3. Range or scope of influence or effect:
The distance between ends or supports
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  1. The distance between ends or supports
  2. The full amount or extent between any two limits
  3. A unit of linear measure equal to nine inches: originally based on the distance between the tips of a man's extended thumb and little finger
The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
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  1. The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
  2. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
  3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
The quality of being remote.
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The number of miles a motor vehicle will go on a gallon of fuel, a tire will run before it wears out, etc.
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  1. The number of miles a motor vehicle will go on a gallon of fuel, a tire will run before it wears out, etc.
  2. Total length, extent, or distance measured or expressed in miles.
  3. Aggregate distance in miles or total number of miles traveled, recorded, etc.
An amount or length measured in yards.
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  1. An amount or length measured in yards.
  2. The use of a yard for storage, as for cattle at a railroad station
  3. (Football) Distance covered in attempting to advance the football
(Uncountable) An amount of film or tape that has been used to record something.
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  1. (Uncountable) An amount of film or tape that has been used to record something.
  2. The length of film that has been exposed during shooting
  3. The length expressed in feet
A layer of soil that can be distinguished from adjacent layers of soil and that is characterized by a certain color, texture, structure or chemical composition.
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  1. A layer of soil that can be distinguished from adjacent layers of soil and that is characterized by a certain color, texture, structure or chemical composition.
  2. The apparent intersection of the earth and sky as seen by an observer.
  3. The distant line where the sky appears to meet the surface of the earth
The highest level or degree:
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  1. The highest level or degree:
  2. The upper atmosphere, esp. with reference to its appearance
  3. The atmosphere, as seen from a given point on the Earth's surface. The sky appears to be blue because the wavelengths associated with blue light are scattered more easily than those that are associated with the other colors.
Space outside the solar system
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  1. Space outside the solar system
  2. Space beyond the atmosphere of the earth
  3. Any region of space beyond limits determined with reference to the boundaries of a celestial body or system, especially:
A detachment of troops stationed at a distance from a main force to guard against surprise attacks.
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  1. A detachment of troops stationed at a distance from a main force to guard against surprise attacks.
  2. Any military base away from the home country
  3. (Mil.) A small group stationed at a distance from the main force in order to prevent an enemy surprise attack
The outer edge, border, or margin
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  1. The outer edge, border, or margin
  2. Plural form of outskirt; the edges or areas around a city or town.
  3. Districts remote from the center or midst, as of a city; outlying regions
Plural form of foreign country
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  1. Plural form of foreign country
A material object that physically exists.
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  1. A material object that physically exists.
  2. The primary optical element, such as a lens or mirror, in a microscope, camera, telescope, or other optical instrument, that first receives light rays from the object and forms the image.
  3. (Optics) The lens or lenses nearest to the object observed, as in a microscope or telescope, that serve to focus light to form the image of the object
Any isolated or remote place regarded as the outmost limit of human habitation
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  1. Any isolated or remote place regarded as the outmost limit of human habitation
  2. A very remote spot.
  3. The starting point for a trip or venture
(Slang, pejorative) A remote, rural area; a place that is removed from civilization such as the boondocks.
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  1. (Slang, pejorative) A remote, rural area; a place that is removed from civilization such as the boondocks.
A relatively great distance:
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  1. A relatively great distance:
  2. A unit of length in the US Customary System, equal to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards (about 1.61 kilometers).
  3. (Sports) A race that is one mile long.
Power; authority; often, tyrannical rule
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  1. Power; authority; often, tyrannical rule
  2. One of the horizontal elements in a truss system underneath a rail car, especially a freight car.
  3. A thin straight piece or bar of material, such as metal or wood, often having a particular function or use, as:
An enclosed place used for a particular purpose or business
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  1. An enclosed place used for a particular purpose or business
  2. (Naut.) A slender spar, tapering toward the ends, fastened at right angles across a mast to support a sail
  3. (Slang, former) One hundred dollars or, sometimes, one thousand dollars
The termination of the leg of a piece of furniture, especially when shaped or modeled.
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  1. The termination of the leg of a piece of furniture, especially when shaped or modeled.
  2. A unit of poetic meter consisting of stressed and unstressed syllables in any of various set combinations. For example, an iambic foot has an unstressed followed by a stressed syllable.
  3. A thing like a foot in some way
A unit of length in the US Customary System equal to1 /12 of a foot (2.54 centimeters).
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  1. A unit of length in the US Customary System equal to1 /12 of a foot (2.54 centimeters).
  2. A very small degree or amount:
  3. A fall (of rain, snow, etc.) equal to the amount that would cover a surface to the depth of one inch
A unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).
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  1. A unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).
  2. One thousand meters (3,280.84 feet or 0.6214 miles)
(Dated) One who metes or measures.
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  1. (Dated) One who metes or measures.
  2. The basic pattern of beats in successive measures of a piece of music: it is usually indicated in the time signature
  3. (always meter) A device that measures things.
A unit of length in the metric system equal to 0.001 meter.
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  1. A unit of length in the metric system equal to 0.001 meter.
  2. US spelling of millimetre.
  3. A unit of length equal to one thousandth (10−3 ) of a meter, or 0.0394 inch.
An instrument for measuring very small distances, angles, diameters, etc., used on a telescope or microscope
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  1. An instrument for measuring very small distances, angles, diameters, etc., used on a telescope or microscope
  2. A device used to measure distance very precisely but within a limited range, especially depth, thickness, and diameter.
  3. A device for measuring very small distances, angles, or objects, especially one based on the rotation of a finely threaded screw, as in relation to a microscope.
A compact or covenant made by nations, groups, or individuals for promoting common interests, assuring mutual protection, etc.
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  1. A compact or covenant made by nations, groups, or individuals for promoting common interests, assuring mutual protection, etc.
  2. (Informal) A level of quality; class
  3. (Sports) A group of teams organized to compete against one another
A unit of length equal to 6 feet (1.83 meters), used principally in the measurement and specification of marine depths.
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  1. A unit of length equal to 6 feet (1.83 meters), used principally in the measurement and specification of marine depths.
(Biology) A protein found in a Cajal body.
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  1. (Biology) A protein found in a Cajal body.
  2. A wing of a building at right angles to the main structure.
  3. An extension usually at right angles to one end of a building.
A pair of animals, such as oxen, matched as in size or color and driven as a team.
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  1. A pair of animals, such as oxen, matched as in size or color and driven as a team.
  2. The distance from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger when the hand is fully extended, formerly used as a unit of measure equal to about 9 inches (23 centimeters).
  3. Something, such as a railroad trestle or bridge, that extends from one point to another.
One who performs manual labor:
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  1. One who performs manual labor:
  2. An influence or effect:
  3. The way cloth held in the hand feels
A unit for measuring distance, equal to18 mile (201 meters).
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  1. A unit for measuring distance, equal to18 mile (201 meters).
  2. (Archaic) A unit of length equal to 220 yards or exactly 201.168 meters, now only used in measuring distances in horse racing.
  3. A unit of length in the FPS system, equal to 220 yards or18 statute mile (201.168 meters): one square furlong equals ten acres
An aspect, particular, or feature:
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  1. An aspect, particular, or feature:
  2. A means of passing from one place to another, as a road, highway, street or path
  3. An aptitude or facility:
(Informal, Dial.) way
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  1. (Informal, Dial.) way
(Idiomatic) A short distance.
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A long distance:
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  1. A long distance:
  2. A long period of time:
The quality of being remote.
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(Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
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  1. (Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
  2. (Military) A body of troops kept in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.
  3. Personnel or units in the armed forces not on active duty but subject to call; militia
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  1. (Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
  2. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
  3. Control of emotions, impulses, etc.; reserve; constraint
A piece or stretch of something; specif., a piece of a certain or standardized measure
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  1. A piece or stretch of something; specif., a piece of a certain or standardized measure
  2. A piece, often of a standard size, that is normally measured along its greatest dimension:
  3. (Cricket) The distance down the pitch that the ball bounces on its way to the batsman.
A little while:
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  1. A little while:
  2. An interval or period of time, often one of specified length
  3. The region of the universe beyond Earth's atmosphere. &diamf3; The part of this region within the solar system is known as interplanetary space . &diamf3; The part of this region beyond the solar system but within the Milky Way or within another galaxy is known as interstellar space . &diamf3; The part of this region between the Milky Way and other galaxies is known as intergalactic space .
A straight section of a racecourse or track, especially the section leading to the finish line.
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  1. A straight section of a racecourse or track, especially the section leading to the finish line.
  2. (Baseball) The act of bringing the hands together, as before the chest, and then lowering them and pausing before pitching the ball or attempting to pick off a base runner
  3. (Baseball) A series of movements in which a pitcher, standing with the glove side facing home plate, raises both hands to the height of the head and then lowers them to the chest or waist for a short pause before pitching the ball. It is used especially when runners are on base because it gives base runners less time to steal than they have during a full windup.
Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
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  1. Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
  2. An amount or unit of work constituting a single job
  3. What one has to say about something; an opinion:
A route or course that is or may be used to go from one place to another
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  1. A route or course that is or may be used to go from one place to another
  2. Distance [a long way off]
  3. Space to proceed:
The state of being far off, or the degree to which something is far; distance, span; remoteness
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  1. The state of being far off, or the degree to which something is far; distance, span; remoteness
The quality of being remote.
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A wide and open extent, as of surface, land, or sky.
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  1. A wide and open extent, as of surface, land, or sky.
  2. A large, open area or unbroken surface; wide extent; great breadth
  3. The distance or amount of expansion.
The extent or amount by which something has expanded.
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  1. The extent or amount by which something has expanded.
  2. An increase in the volume of a substance while its mass remains the same. Expansion is usually due to heating. When substances are heated, the molecular bonds between their particles are weakened, and the particles move faster, causing the substance to expand.
  3. The amount, degree, or extent of expansion
The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
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  1. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
  2. The space, amount, or degree to which a thing extends; size; length; breadth
  3. An extensive space or area:
The extent or distance something can reach:
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  1. The extent or distance something can reach:
  2. A continuous, uninterrupted extent or stretch
  3. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
The region of the universe beyond Earth's atmosphere. &diamf3; The part of this region within the solar system is known as interplanetary space . &diamf3; The part of this region beyond the solar system but within the Milky Way or within another galaxy is known as interstellar space . &diamf3; The part of this region between the Milky Way and other galaxies is known as intergalactic space .
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  1. The region of the universe beyond Earth's atmosphere. &diamf3; The part of this region within the solar system is known as interplanetary space . &diamf3; The part of this region beyond the solar system but within the Milky Way or within another galaxy is known as interstellar space . &diamf3; The part of this region between the Milky Way and other galaxies is known as intergalactic space .
  2. (--- Mathematics) A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates:
  3. An area provided for a particular purpose:
The extent or limit to which something is or can be spread:
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  1. The extent or limit to which something is or can be spread:
  2. A number of points offered to equalize the chances of winning in a wager on a competition, usually between sports teams.
  3. An expanse; extent; stretch; compass
An unbroken length, tract, or space; continuous extent or distance
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  1. An unbroken length, tract, or space; continuous extent or distance
  2. An action or effort that exceeds someone's normal limits or powers; specif., a dramatic role regarded as beyond an actor's normal range or abilities
  3. (Baseball) A series of movements in which a pitcher, standing with the glove side facing home plate, raises both hands to the height of the head and then lowers them to the chest or waist for a short pause before pitching the ball. It is used especially when runners are on base because it gives base runners less time to steal than they have during a full windup.
A person whose work is sweeping; specif., chimney sweep
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  1. A person whose work is sweeping; specif., chimney sweep
  2. A long pole mounted on a pivot, with a bucket at one end, used for raising water, as from a well
  3. (Football) A play in which the ball carrier runs a relatively long way toward a sideline before turning toward the line of scrimmage
The act of removing; removal.
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  1. The act of removing; removal.
  2. (Brit.) A move to another residence or place of business
  3. The distance between one thing and another
The quality of being remote.
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Find another word for distance. In this page you can discover 107 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for distance, like: big, background, as far as the eye can see, distant terrain, beyond the horizon, antipodes, centimeter, cubit, block, a stone's throw and as-the-crow-flies.