Dis"tant (?), a. [F., fr. L.
distans, -antis, p. pr. of distare to stand
apart, be separate or distant; dis- + stare to stand.
See Stand.] 1. Separated; having an
intervening space; at a distance; away.
One board had two tenons, equally
distant. Ex. xxxvi. 22.
Diana's temple is not distant far.
2. Far separated; far off; not near; remote;
-- in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant
times; distant relatives.
The success of these distant
3. Reserved or repelling in manners; cold;
not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.
He passed me with a distant bow.
4. Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from
Some distant knowledge.
A distant glimpse. W.
5. Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant;
as, a practice so widely distant from Christianity.
Syn. -- Separate; far; remote; aloof; apart; asunder;
slight; faint; indirect; indistinct.