Re*mote" (r?-m?t"), a.
[Compar. Remoter (-?r);
superl. Remotest.] [L. remotus, p. p.
of removere to remove. See Remove.] 1.
Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; -- said in
respect to time or to place; as, remote ages;
Places remote enough are in
Remote from men, with God he passed his
2. Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or
being related; -- in various figurative uses. Specifically:
(a) Not agreeing; alien; foreign. "All
these propositions, how remote soever from reason."
Locke. (b) Not nearly related; not close;
as, a remote connection or consanguinity.
(c) Separate; abstracted. "Wherever the
mind places itself by any thought, either amongst, or remote
from, all bodies." Locke. (d) Not
proximate or acting directly; primary; distant. "From the effect
to the remotest cause." Granville. (e)
Not obvious or sriking; as, a remote
3. (Bot.) Separated by intervals
greater than usual.
-- Re*mote"ly, adv. --