Definition of 'distance'
Video: pronunciation of 'distance'
Example sentences containing 'distance'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
This slightly shorter distance is in his favour. The Sun (2016)That was the first of two cracking efforts over this demanding course and distance. The Sun (2016)The irritations and the embarrassment are ironed away by distance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They can paddle faster but not for any great distance because it takes too much energy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She was caught a bit wide over course and distance last time but this race should set up better for her. The Sun (2017)It's also within walking distance of the ferry. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now she is within touching distance of a place inside the world's top ten. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's an effective metaphor for the emotional distance between her old existence and her new one. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's all about distance to London. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Everyone's grown up and the realities of work, distance and fresh loyalties come into play. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Young people are distancing themselves from an image they are no longer comfortable with. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Showed improved form when winning over course and distance last time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is an option for distance learning. The Sun (2012)Warfare conducted at long distances from home seems to be the most common reason for such absence. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)We desire space and distance from others. Christianity Today (2000)Use different clubs for the same distances rather than just going up or down a club. Christy O'Connor Junior's Golf Masterclass (1993)The sound comes up and slowly fades away into the distance. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)The short distance between the two houses suddenly became to look relevant. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet there was also a distance between her and the other models. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It may have been tempting to keep your distance emotionally to make your life more manageable. The Sun (2012)He drops in distance and may not have the race run to suit him. The Sun (2016)These can be local or over great distances. Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)We retain the funeral rites but we have become distanced from their content. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was an endless battle on the gain line within breathing distance of the pack. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Your hips should face the wall at all times and your feet should remain hip distance apart. Shape Your Body, Shape Your Life (1987)Traffic was at a standstill after an accident a short distance ahead. The Sun (2010)Work is the force used times the distance moved. Technology Basic Facts (1990)Can she cover the short distance back to shore? Times, Sunday Times (2016)There were such long distances between places. The Sun (2012)The distance of time only increases the pain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You need to put some emotional distance between you. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This term, he is within touching distance of surpassing that. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Trends of 'distance'
Extremely Common. distance is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'distance'
British English: distance /ˈdɪstəns/ NOUN
The distance between two places is the amount of space between them.
...the distance between the island and the nearby shore.
- American English: distance
- Arabic: مَسافَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: distância
- Chinese: 距离
- Croatian: udaljenost
- Czech: vzdálenost
- Danish: afstand
- Dutch: afstand
- European Spanish: distancia
- Finnish: etäisyys
- French: distance
- German: Entfernung
- Greek: απόσταση
- Italian: distanza
- Japanese: 距離
- Korean: 거리
- Norwegian: distanse
- Polish: odległość
- European Portuguese: distância
- Romanian: distanță
- Russian: расстояние
- Spanish: distancia
- Swedish: avstånd
- Thai: ระยะทาง
- Turkish: uzaklık
- Ukrainian: відстань
- Vietnamese: khoảng cách
Definition of distance from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
Audrey Brow, Unicorn Farts & Space Grease: June’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this June with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.