Translation of distant in Spanish:


distante, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈdɪstənt/ /ˈdɪst(ə)nt/

See Spanish definition of distante


  • 1

    • 1.1(in space)

      (spot/country) distante
      (spot/country) lejano
      I could hear the distant sound of bells oía campanas a lo lejos
      • And many of the photo studios used the backs of the photos as advertising space for a mysteriously distant Philadelphia.
      • Images of those back home remit to the audience the common connectivity among populations distant in space and culture.
      • These responses are tempting because they yield immediate gains, while their costs are distant in time and space, uncertain, and hard to detect.
      • The cutting edge graphics engine will present you a world of 5 huge cities on earth and several distant colonies in outer space.
      • This allowed ships immediate access to distant points in space.
      • To get a better view of the more distant planets requires space probes.
      • He went silent, eyes fixed on some distant point in space, somewhere around the vicinity of my head.
      • A number of colonies had been established in the distant Besalius sector of space.
      • The wormhole in effect connects two distant points in space so as to form a shortcut.
      • I spotted Adrian later in the afternoon staring at the distant tree line with a look of pondering in his eyes.
      • I get my entertainment the modern way, borne on invisible rays beamed out from distant towers, which are relaying signals from outer space.
      • The Hubble Space Telescope has been used to track distant star-forming galaxies in a project part-funded from Swindon.
      • Those days have faded into a vague and distant past.
      • ‘I hope I die before I get old’ sang the Who when old age seemed to be something vague on a distant shore.
      • Like many twins, Minneapolis and St. Paul are closely related but geographically distant.
      • A man in the distant field caught her attention.
      • He glanced toward the distant shore and nodded.
      • Otherwise Lagerfeld was a distant star in a remote star system.
      • E-mail may often be the only method available to contact sources in remote locations or in distant time zones.
      • You need to have thought of almost every eventuality when landing on a distant moon in a remote corner of the Solar System.

    • 1.2(in time)

      in the distant past/future en el pasado remoto/en un futuro lejano
      • in those distant times en aquellos (lejanos) tiempos

  • 2

    • 2.1(in space)

      cities 50 miles distant (from each other) ciudades que distan 50 millas (la una de la otra)

    • 2.2(in time)

      in an age many years distant from our own en una época muy distante / alejada de la nuestra

    • 2.3(in content)

      the story was rather distant from the truth/facts la historia distaba bastante de la verdad/los hechos

  • 3

    (relative) lejano
    (resemblance/connection) remoto
    • Even if you counted distant third cousins, our ancestors might have been exposed to a grand total of 500 people in their lifetime.
    • ‘I met a distant cousin at one of these fairs,’ said a lady.
    • The cousins were distant (what we call in Scotland ‘out-cousins’) and monied and rather flash.
    • However, if laws prohibiting adult incest were extended to, say, distant cousins, what possible justification could be given?
    • However, it still shares many (if not most) of the same characteristics of our distant ancestors.
    • If someone asks me how I'm related to the bride or groom, I say I'm a distant cousin.
    • By the age of five he was speaking French, having been instructed by a distant cousin in the back seat of grandmother's LaSalle.
    • Do they dare range this far north, leaving south Florida's brackish mangrove swamps, to court some distant cousin?
    • My mother and aunt visited this weekend, and we spent most of Thursday and Friday with them and a distant cousin who lives here in KC.
    • They tell him not to get it removed, a surgical procedure that would take five minutes according to Krishnanunni's distant cousin in town.
    • Anjali Sircar, tired of room hunting, asked her distant cousin, Yash, to pretend to be her fiancé and wangled a single room at Khar.
    • In fact the commando - described as a ‘splendid man’ by Lord Harewood - was merely a distant cousin.
    • And if you tossed his distant cousin out of his house, wouldn't he mind that?
    • They did say they were venture capitalists from New Hampshire and sons of some distant cousin or aunt, I think.
    • He has very dark hair and lovely eyes and if you roughed him up a bit he could pass for a distant cousin of George Clooney's on a dark night.
    • Reflecting back on a day of preparation for two hours of company, I wonder about our dim, distant ancestors.
    • Her father had arranged her marriage to a distant cousin.
    • She looks more human now, but still behaves like her distant cousins.
    • Rather, the naming system complements the kinship system in that it provides people with an easy tool to establish their relationship even with distant kin.
    • My voice was muffled and with the hair that undoubtedly surrounded my whole hunched over form, I most likely resembled a distant relative of cousin It.
    • He said the errors may have been a function of the ‘loose and in some ways distant relationship he's been allowed to have with Today’.
    • We might have a distant relationship, but I don't wish her badly.
    • He has emerged from a period of unease about your and Julia's brief and palaeolithically distant college relationship to become a trusted friend.
    • To make matters more difficult, today neighbourhood relationships become more distant.
    • The fact their relationships were more distant does mean, of course, that there is still hope.
    • That relationship was quite distant, and so he absorbed himself in a tiny scientific world in order to make sense of that relationship.
    • Metaphor provides startling redescriptions of the world by revealing an unexpected resemblance between once distant and divergent terms.
    • The wing, landing gear, powerplant, empennage and panel have only a distant resemblance to the homebuilt's equivalents.
    • I'm now involved, with a number of linguists, in a project I helped to organize to explore very distant relationships among human languages.
    • When she saw only trees and the distant resemblance of the garden that was behind the house, she couldn't understand what he saw.
    • Rail links that put San Francisco and LA only a couple of hours apart remain a distant dream, too.
    • Quite often, people have a rather strained and distant relationship to their own body.
    • It's like the classic situation where John introduces his girlfriend Mary to his distant acquaintance Sam, and Mary ends up leaving John for Sam.
    • I keep thinking he's appointed every last close friend, family friend, political friend, or even distant loyal acquaintance of his to a job.
    • More distant acquaintances come up and say, ‘Where've you been?’
    • But a distant acquaintance of mine, who has an African mother and a French father, came out with a shattering truth.
    • However, they bear only a distant, very abstract resemblance to real economic activity.
    • Birds with permanent roosts became the couple's rather more distant but equally delightful acquaintances.
  • 4

    • 4.1(aloof)

      (person/manner) distante
      (person/manner) frío
      • He was distant with his daughter and didn't even bother to attend her wedding.
      • But something seemed to have changed between them, and now they were distant with each other.
      • He was so distant and reserved now, but I had no idea how he had been before.
      • Even normally cool and distant Daniel was trying his best to control his emotions, he was so afraid he would break down.
      • Even conditions like schizophrenia and autism were blamed on environmental factors like cold and distant mothers.
      • But the dog demon was growing colder and more distant with each passing day.
      • He was cold and distant with everyone outside his tribe, and quiet when dealing even with his own.
      • They were cold and distant with each other having had very little contact in the past two weeks.
      • Jack was distant, unfriendly at best, and then he even abruptly pulled out a textbook and started to read it, blocking us out completely.
      • The memoirs describing late nineteenth-century childhood are replete with images of cold, distant parents.
      • My mom was distant and cold, and very uninvolved in my life.
      • An elderly couple holiday with their two sons, but something is clearly amiss; the mother is distant and surly, ignoring everything around her.
      • This night they were distant and cold, displaced from the rest of the world, impartial observers of what happened here.
      • I was just saying, if he was so close and warm at the beginning, and now he's distant and cold, there could be a reason.
      • He grew up poor, with a violent, domineering mother and a cold, distant father.
      • Kathy is too angry and resentful to care and Josh has gradually come to grow indifferent toward his drunken distant father.
      • Arliss's direction does often appear perfunctory, and his actors remembered him as a rather cold, distant figure.
      • Her memories were of a kind and generous man who contrasted sharply with her cold and distant mother.
      • They are not the ordinances of a stern and distant judge but the loving gift of the bridegroom to his beloved.
      • Caught up in his naval background, he was distant and impersonal.

    • 4.2(absentminded)

      (expression/tone) ausente
      (expression/tone) ido
      • Now his attention was on the distant mental strings of summoning power he wielded.
      • He thought a moment and then nodded, but a distant look had overtaken his eyes.
      • ‘It's so distant and remote, they thought nobody would ever find it,’ says county sheriff Ronnie Oakes.
      • Sometimes the distant and remote are better at igniting our compassion than the close and familiar.
      • There was certainly nothing remote or distant about her own sense of dignity.
      • It seemed that her features changed, became remote, distant.
      • Their agenda and top down style of leadership is remote, distant, and often wildly out of step with the needs of poor and working class blacks.
      • He was still the same, attentive and distant at the same time, while Alex tried to act as if they were just friends.
      • The result is a series of distant, icy meditations on life and living; impossibly remote and unhealthily introspective.
      • She showed how to be regal without being remote, dignified without being distant and she had the loveliest smile in the world.
      • I snap to attention, finding myself irritated by the distant glint in her shapely eyes.
      • Aria nodded and looked away, as if in distant thought.
      • The young knight nodded, but his eyes were distant, his face drawn.
      • Aislinn nodded gravely, her eyes momentarily taking on a distant light.
      • The door opened, and the Lord nodded to me, his eyes distant and serene.
      • Kaitya nodded, her eyes were beginning to regain their glazed distant feel.
      • On those nights, they sat on the patio together, Leon attentive, Sylvie responsive, yet distant somehow.