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Definitions of remote

  1. inaccessible and sparsely populated
  2. far distant in space; " distant lands"; " remote stars"; " a remote outpost of civilization"; " a hideaway far removed from towns and cities"
  3. far distant in time; " distant events"; " the remote past or future"; " a civilization ten centuries removed from modern times"
  4. a device used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance; " he lost the remote for his TV"
  5. far apart in nature; " considerations entirely removed ( or remote) from politics"
  6. a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance; " he lost the remote for his TV"
  7. very unlikely; " an outside chance"; " a remote possibility"; " a remote contingency"
  8. Not agreeing; alien; foreign.
  9. Not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection or consanguinity.
  10. Separate; abstracted.
  11. Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant.
  12. Not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance.
  13. Separated by intervals greater than usual.
  14. Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; - said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands.
  15. Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; - in various figurative uses.
  16. Far off in time or space; far removed from others; as, a remote village; having slight connection; as, his remarks were remote from the subject; slight; not plainly seen; as, a remote likeness.
  17. Remotely.
  18. Remoteness.
  19. Moved back to a distance in time or place: far: distant: primary, as a cause: not agreeing: not related.
  20. Distant; far; not related.
  21. Distant in space, time, or relation.
  22. Not obvious; slight.
  23. Distant in place or time; not immediate or proximate; alien; distant in consanguinity or affinity; slight; inconsiderable. See Remove.
  24. Distant in any sense; not near; afar off; alien; not agreeing with; inconsiderable, as resemblance.
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Usage examples for remote

  1. They have a double meaning; one nearer, and one more remote. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  2. Anything more than that was too remote for serious thought. – The Best Policy by Elliott Flower
  3. Well, imagine a remote village or a mountain valley or a far island settlement very difficult to get to, where there lived a thousand or perhaps ten thousand people. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  4. Most of whom live remote from one an other. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. I beg of you, said Harley, to keep nothing back, however remote it may appear to be. – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  6. In 1885 the Library was located in six rooms, some remote. – Report of the Chief Librarian for the Year Ended 31 March 1958: Special Centennial Issue by J. O. Wilson and General Assembly Library (New Zealand)
  7. Babylonian literature went back to a remote date. – Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations by Archibald Sayce
  8. To keep him fast to them by some remote hopes of it, may be no ill Policy. – His Majesties Declaration Defended by John Dryden
  9. Suddenly she lifted her head, and cried: " But your father's house is not far from this,- not ten miles; we can find a spot at the remote end of the park, near the path through the great wood: there I can leave my letters; there I can find yours." – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  10. The sisters were glad that it was so still and deserted around them and that the turmoil of life seemed so remote from them. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  11. I only produce this remote fact to prove that ancient times do not alter the truth of our principle. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
  12. The millionaire's gaze gradually lost its intentness and grew remote. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  13. Among girls in middle- class London sets, even so remote a connection with the title- bearing classes is counted for a distinction. – The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen
  14. " But in the remote case of its being Baker, Susan will be better away for the present. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  15. " Good morning, Mrs. Hibblethwaite," said Miss Alicia in a kind but remote manner. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  16. It was so delicate and remote that I hardly heard it, but so joyous and tender that I could not but listen, and when I heard it a second time it seemed as if I caught the echo of a child's laugh. – The Shape of Fear by Elia W. Peattie
  17. Curiously enough, they did not seem very remote. – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  18. The only precaution we shall have to take is to cross the main road on our right at some point remote from any town or village. – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  19. Not till I stood over her in that remote corner beyond the supper- room did I again think of the gloves. – The Woman in the Alcove by Anna Katharine Green
  20. In other words, nature was " remote" for him because he felt he did not understand it well enough. – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer
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