distance [-s] n

OFr < L. distāntia, standing apart, separation, remoteness, difference.

  1. Length; stretch; interval; space between two objects.
  2. Extent; span of time.
  3. Difference; reserve; coldness; aloofness; alienation of heart.
  4. Chance; possibility; far from actuality.
  5. Lifetime; experiences of life.

distance v

Fr. distancer; see distance, n.

  1. Detach; disjoin; separate; move away from. (680)