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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. a device used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance; " he lost the remote for his TV"
  4. far apart in nature; " considerations entirely removed ( or remote) from politics"
  5. a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance; " he lost the remote for his TV"
  6. very unlikely; " an outside chance"; " a remote possibility"; " a remote contingency"
  7. Not agreeing; alien; foreign.
  8. Not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection or consanguinity.
  9. Separate; abstracted.
  10. Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant.
  11. Not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance.
  12. Separated by intervals greater than usual.
  13. Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; - said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands.
  14. Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; - in various figurative uses.
  15. 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.
  16. Remotely.
  17. Remoteness.
  18. Moved back to a distance in time or place: far: distant: primary, as a cause: not agreeing: not related.
  19. Distant; far; not related.
  20. Distant in space, time, or relation.
  21. Not obvious; slight.
  22. Distant in place or time; not immediate or proximate; alien; distant in consanguinity or affinity; slight; inconsiderable. See Remove.
  23. Distant in any sense; not near; afar off; alien; not agreeing with; inconsiderable, as resemblance.
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Usage examples for remote

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  5. In other words, nature was " remote" for him because he felt he did not understand it well enough. – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer
  6. The millionaire's gaze gradually lost its intentness and grew remote. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  7. Anything more than that was too remote for serious thought. – The Best Policy by Elliott Flower
  8. They have a double meaning; one nearer, and one more remote. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  9. 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
  10. " But in the remote case of its being Baker, Susan will be better away for the present. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  11. I beg of you, said Harley, to keep nothing back, however remote it may appear to be. – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  12. Curiously enough, they did not seem very remote. – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  13. 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
  14. Babylonian literature went back to a remote date. – Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations by Archibald Sayce
  15. To keep him fast to them by some remote hopes of it, may be no ill Policy. – His Majesties Declaration Defended by John Dryden
  16. Most of whom live remote from one an other. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. " Good morning, Mrs. Hibblethwaite," said Miss Alicia in a kind but remote manner. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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