distance [-s] n
OFr < L. distāntia, standing apart, separation, remoteness, difference.
- Length; stretch; interval; space between two objects.
- Extent; span of time.
- Difference; reserve; coldness; aloofness; alienation of heart.
- Chance; possibility; far from actuality.
- Lifetime; experiences of life.
Fr. distancer; see distance, n.
- Detach; disjoin; separate; move away from. (680)