Definition of long distance in English:

long distance

Line breaks: long dis|tance


(usually long-distance)
1Travelling or operating between distant places: a long-distance lorry 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.
2 Athletics Denoting or relating to a race distance of 6 miles or 10,000 metres (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.


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

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