distance

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
distance

Plural
distances

  1. The distance between two things is how far apart they are. A short distance means they're close to each other, and a long distance means they're far apart.
    The distance from the Earth to the Sun is 93 million miles.
    The distance from my house to the store is 2 kilometres.
    The two girls were sitting a short distance apart, so they could hear each other whisper.

Verb[change]

Plain form
distance

Third-person singular
distances

Past tense
distanced

Past participle
distanced

Present participle
distancing

  1. If you distance yourself from someone, you move away from something or someone.