light-years away

Definition of light-years away

  1. :  very far away in time A cure for that disease is still probably light-years away.

Word by Word Definitions

light-yearplay light-years
  1. :  a unit of length in astronomy equal to the distance that light travels in one year in a vacuum or about 5.88 trillion miles (9.46 trillion kilometers)

    :  an extremely large measure of comparison (as of distance, time, or quality)

awayplay
  1. :  on the way :  along

    :  from this or that place

    :  in a secure place or manner

  1. :  absent from a place :  gone

    :  distant in space or time

    :  played on an opponent's grounds


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