Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away.
- Separate or apart in space.
- Far removed; remote: distant lands.
- Coming from or going to a distance: a distant sound; a distant telephone call.
- Far removed or apart in time: the distant past; distant events.
- Far apart in relationship: a distant cousin.
- Minimally similar: a distant likeness.
- Far removed mentally: distant thoughts.
- Aloof or chilly: a distant smile.