*n.**distance*,
L. *distantia*.] **1.**

Every particle attracts every other with a force . . . inversely proportioned to the square of thedistance.

**2.**

Easily managed from adistance.

'T isdistancelends enchantment to the view.

[He] waits atdistancetill he hears from Cato.

**3.***(Racing)*

The horse that ran the whole field out ofdistance.

☞ In trotting matches under the rules of the American
Association, the *distance* varies with the conditions of the
race, being 80 yards in races of mile heats, best two in three, and
150 yards in races of two-mile heats. At that distance from the
winning post is placed the *distance post*. If any horse has not
reached this distance post before the first horse in that heat has
reached the winning post, such horse is *distanced*, and
disqualified for running again during that race.

**4.***(Mil.)* *interval*, which is measured from right to left.*Distance* between companies in close column is twelve yards."
*Farrow.*

**5.***Shak.*

**6.***(Painting)*

☞ In a picture, the **Middle distance***foreground* and the *distance*
or the *extreme distance*. In a perspective drawing, the
**Point of distance**

**7.***Locke.*

**8.**

Ten years'distancebetween one and the other.

The writings of Euclid at thedistanceof two thousand years.

**9.**

I hope your modesty

Will know whatdistanceto the crown is due.

'T is by respect anddistancethat authority is upheld.

**10.**

Setting them [factions] atdistance, or at least distrust amongst themselves.

On the part of Heaven,

Now alienated,distanceand distaste.

**11.***distance* between a descendant and his ancestor.

**12.***(Mus.)* *distance* of a fourth or seventh.

**Angular distance****Lunar
distance**__Lunar__.**North
polar distance***(Astron.)*, **Zenith distance***(Astron.)*, **To keep one's distance**

If a man makes mekeep my distance, the comfort is he keeps his at the same time.

*v. t.**imp. & p.
p.*__Distanced__ (?); *p. pr. & vb. n.*__Distancing__ (?).] **1.**

I heard nothing thereof at Oxford, being then milesdistancedthence.

**2.**

His peculiar art ofdistancingan object to aggrandize his space.

**3.**__Distance__, *n.*

Hedistancedthe most skillful of his contemporaries.