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distance

Saltos de línea: dis|tance
Pronunciación: /ˈdɪst(ə)ns
 
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Definición de distance en inglés:

sustantivo

1The length of the space between two points: I cycled the short distance home you may have to walk long distances
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Minimum safe distances are computed by adding the maximum pattern radius plus three circular error probable.
  • Carrying luggage, changing planes and walking long distances are hassles that most travelers must face.
  • American customers travel long distances at speed on smooth, straight highways.
Sinónimos
interval, space, span, gap, separation, interspace, stretch, extent;
length, width, breadth, depth;
range, reach
1.1 [mass noun] The condition of being far off; remoteness: distance makes things look small
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  • There is too much distance, a tragic remoteness in our fellowship.
  • It's hard for me to tell from this distance what condition the fields are in and the absolute best plan of attack.
  • They're some significant distance away from being able to create it on their own, even if they can create it.
Sinónimos
1.2A far-off point: watching them from a distance
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I only ever saw him on TV, or at a distance in the town centre.
  • Scotland, then, is a place to be viewed at a distance.
  • From a distance, the village looked like a holiday trailer park surrounded by grotesque, wind-sculptured trees.
1.3 (the distance) The more remote part of what is visible or discernible: I heard police sirens in the distance they sped off into the distance
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  • I craned my neck to try and see into the distance but all I could see was a bunch of lights in the distance.
  • A couple of dots in the distance were visible on the ground.
  • Stretching, Jim looked around, taking note of the large land masses visible in the distance to either side of them.
Sinónimos
yonder, just in view;
on the horizon, in the background
1.4An interval of time: the sort of goal which remains in the memory even at a distance of six years
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  • For others, the distance of three years makes what happened feel both implausible and unforgivable.
  • But I cannot look upon these plans at a distance of six months, without feeling that past events ought to teach me how little I can depend on the future.
  • In my memory there is a stillness, a quietness about her that I can still feel, that is almost visible, even in the distance of many years.
2The full length of a race: he claimed the 100 m title in only his second race over the distance
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  • Kiplagat spotted Kiptoo's potential a year and a half before her camp was officially opened and persuaded her to race longer distances.
  • It will be an Olympic distance triathlon with a 1.5km swim, a 40 km cycle ride and a 10 km run.
  • In one-loft racing all birds race the same distance and there is a single finishing point.
2.1British Horse Racing A space of more than twenty lengths between two finishers in a race: he stormed home by a distance in the Handicap Chase
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  • The seven-year-old took full advantage of evens favourite Jair du Cochet unseating his rider at the fourth from home to win by a distance.
  • After triumphing by a distance in 1965, Arkle was a warm favourite to follow up the following year.
  • The four I've won here have all been won by a distance and every one has been as sweet as the last.
2.2 (the distance) British A length of 240 yards from the winning post on a racecourse.
2.3North American Horse Racing The distance from the winning post which a horse must have reached when the winner finishes in order to qualify for a subsequent heat.
Example sentences
  • Most of the "Kentucky horses" made the distance and were able to continue on.
2.4 (the distance) Boxing The scheduled length of a fight: he has won his first five fights inside the distance
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  • Hersisia, 29, has won all of his 21 bouts so far with 16 stoppages inside the distance.
  • So they continued until Nijinsky had gone two lengths clear inside the distance.
  • In the same year, Larry had 12 fights, winning all bouts some inside the distance.
3 [mass noun] The avoidance of familiarity; reserve: a mix of warmth and distance makes a good neighbour
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  • Dimbleby will be advantaged by the fact that he has never been in BBC programming management and that he has a blend of familiarity yet distance.
  • I wanted her to either slap me or show me some warmth, the emotional distance was too much to bear.
Sinónimos

verbo

[with object] Volver al principio  
1Make (someone or something) far off or remote in position or nature: her mother wished to distance her from the rough village children
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The very nature of genre fiction distances the reader from these issues.
  • Mahathir has attempted to shore up his position by trying to distance the government from corruption allegations.
  • The strangely melancholy beauty of these places can't be traversed - we're hopelessly distanced from nature.
Sinónimos
withdraw, detach, separate, dissociate, remove, isolate, put at a distance, keep at arm's length, set apart, place far off
1.1 (distance oneself from) Declare that one is not connected with or a supporter of (someone or something): he sought to distance himself from the proposals
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  • But distancing ourselves seems to be the only way to lessen the struggle.
  • With The Invisible Man, he was intent on distancing himself as much as possible from the darkness of his past.
  • He turned his back towards me as if distancing himself emotionally from me.
2North American Horse Racing Beat (a horse) by a distance.
Example sentences
  • He gave way after the first half-mile and was distanced.
  • Sir Archy was distanced in the first two heats, but salvaged the final heat.

Origen

Middle English (in the sense 'discord, debate'): from Old French or from Latin distantia, from distant- 'standing apart', from the verb distare (see distant).

Frases

distance lends enchantment to the view

1
proverb Things look better from further away.
Example sentences
  • Maybe distance lends enchantment to the view, but I remember him being quite good.
  • Ah, but distance lends enchantment to the view; when you see a ship five miles away, she is as beautiful as a swan.
  • There is a certain uncanny fascination about haunted houses, but it is one of which it may emphatically be said that distance lends enchantment to the view.

go the distance

2
Boxing Complete a fight without being knocked out: he went the distance after being floored in the first round
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  • The former WBC champion last year went the distance with Germany's Sven Ottke in an IBF title fight.
  • Who knows what they would have scored had the fight gone the distance?
  • I'm guessing that Ellis would have won a decision if the fight had gone the distance.
2.1(Of a boxing match) last the scheduled length: six of his fights went the distance
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  • In other words, if a bowler didn't put his opponent away early, he was in trouble - especially if the match went the distance.
  • This time he makes no mistake and the match will go the distance.
  • Hunter drew level after the restart but the match looked destined to go the distance as neither man could take control.
Baseball 2.1 Pitch for the entire length of a game: he went the distance on the mound
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But it had been a little alarming that Maddux, who three times has led the N.L. in complete games, hadn't gone the distance.
  • Wells allowed one run on eight hits, while going the distance on just 100 pitches - with only 19 called balls.
  • Toney went the distance for his 10-inning no-hitter.
2.1Last for a long time: this amplifier system should go the distance
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • They are prepared to go the distance on the running machine to stay in the playground of youth.
  • The fact that the series even went the distance certainly serves as a testament to the vast improvement that UW has undergone in the past two seasons.
  • When was the last time a move to amend the Constitution went the distance and actually occurred?

keep one's distance

3
Stay far away: keep your distance from birds feeding their young
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • If equipped with long range weapons they will keep their distance and try to stay away from your reach.
  • So I decided to keep my distance and stay where I was by my car door.
  • Both had done all the right things, the family said - they stayed together, avoided heavy drinking sessions, and kept their distance from local youths.
3.1Maintain one’s reserve: you had to say nothing and keep your distance
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  • Moses said he saw that the police kept their distance from reserve communities because of a lack of understanding of the people and their culture.
  • Should I keep my distance to maintain my authority or spend time with everyone to make sure things get done?
  • This is a break with the tradition of analysts keeping their distance from the players in the field so as to maintain their objectivity.

within —— distance

4
Near enough to reach by the means specified: her flat is within walking distance
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Don't compare the skill, courage, or attitudes of your children with other members of the team, at least within their hearing distance.
  • As I live within a short walking distance of a river, I was happy to discover that the chance of my home flooding each year is just 1 in 1,000 or less.
  • Number 48 will appeal to those buyers who want a period property in very good condition within walking distance of their place of work.

within spitting (or US shouting) distance

5
Within a very short distance.
Example sentences
  • Ben was close now, within spitting distance of the Battlecruiser.
  • But I'm probably within spitting distance of 150, which for a woman who is 6'2 is well within the normal range, thank you very much.
  • As fun and interesting as the Indians have been, however, they also, at least on paper, shouldn't be within spitting distance of the Twins.

within striking distance

6
Near enough to hit or achieve something: we are within striking distance of our goal
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The Dart is within striking distance and work is well underway on the M50 link near Loughlinstown.
  • This put the Kiwis within striking distance of Canada however not close enough to qualify.
  • Within the past few minutes, Dr. Jim Thompson says they're now within striking distance of living independent lives.

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adjective
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