Definition of distant
- a mile distant
- visiting distant places
- distant campuses
- finished a distant third
- a distant cousin
- the distant past
- from two very distant backgrounds
- distant voyages
- distant thoughts
In the distant past, dinosaurs roamed the earth.
The day I left home is now a distant memory.
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: existing or happening far away in space : separated by space
: far away in time : happening far in the past or far into the future
: having to do with something that is not related to what is happening where you are or at the present time
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