light-years away

Definition of light-years away

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

Word by Word Definitions

light-year play 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)

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

away play
  1. : on the way : along

  2. : from this or that place

  3. : in a secure place or manner

  1. : absent from a place : gone

  2. : distant in space or time

  3. : played on an opponent's grounds


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