Definition of long distance in English:

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long distance


(usually long-distance)
1Traveling or operating between distant places: a long-distance truck driver long-distance phone calls
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  • Her husband was a long-distance lorry driver operating within the United Kingdom.
  • The heady aroma of diesel and agarbatti brings to mind the dash and swagger of long-distance bus and truck drivers.
  • The temptation to become a long-distance lorry driver is still there.
2Denoting or relating to a race distance of 6 miles or 10,000 meters (6 miles 376 yds), or longer: a long-distance runner
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  • Sunday will feature a long-distance race for catamarans and keelboats.
  • At the outset I assumed I would end up with two sprinters, two milers and two long-distance runners.
  • This year's toll of four deaths is grimly shocking and raises questions about the safety of such long-distance races.


Between distant places: traveling long distance
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  • Anyone wishing to travel long-distance in a hurry goes by plane.

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Syllabification: long dis·tance

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