196. Distance.

196. Distance.NOUN. distance; space &c. 180; remoteness, farness, far-cry to; longinquity, elongation; offing, background; remote region; removedness; parallax; reach, span, stride.

outpost, outskirt; horizon; aphelion; foreign parts, ultima Thule [Lat.] {Thule was an island six days north or Orkney, discovered by Pytheas in the fourth century B.C.; hence, ultima Thule - the outer or extreme limit} , ne plus ultra [Lat.], antipodes; long range, giant’s stride.

dispersion &c. 73.

[units of distance] length &c. 200.

cosmic distance, light-years.

VERB. be distant &c. adj.; extend to, stretch to, reach to, spread to, go to, get to, stretch away to; range.

remain at a distance; keep away, keep off, keep aloof, keep clear of, stand away, stand off, stand aloof, stand clear of, stay away, keep one’s distance.

[transitive] distance; distance oneself from.

ADJ. distant; far off, far away; remote, telescopic, distal, wide of; stretching to &c. v.; yon, yonder; ulterior; transmarine, transpontine, transatlantic, transalpine; tramontane; ultramontane, ultramundane; hyperborean, antipodean; inaccessible, out of the way; unapproached, unapproachable; incontiguous.

ADV. far off, far away; afar, afar off; off; away; a long way off, a great way off, a good way off; wide away, aloof; wide of, clear of; out of the way, out of reach; abroad, yonder, farther, further, beyond; outre mer {beyond the sea} [Fr.], over the border, far and wide, “over the hills and far away” [Gay]; from pole to pole &c. (over great space) 180; to the uttermost parts, to the ends of the earth; out of hearing, nobody knows where, à perte de vue [Fr.], out of the sphere of, wide of the mark; a far cry to.

apart, asunder; wide apart, wide asunder; longo intervallo [It.]; at arm’s length.

PHR. “’Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, / And robes the mountain in its azure hue.” {Campbell—Pleasures of Hope. Pt. I. L. 7.}.

“It’s a long way to Tipperary, it’s a long way to go; / It’s a long way to Tipperary, to the sweetest girl I know! / Good-bye to Piccadilly, Parewell Leicester Square; / It’s a long way to Tipperary, but my Heart’s right there!” {Harry Williams and Jack Ludge—Chorus claimed by Alice Smythe B. Jay. 1908.}.

Out of sight, out of mind.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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