Definition of within — distance in English:

within — distance

phrase

  • Near enough to reach by the means specified.

    ‘her flat is within walking distance’
    • ‘No need for transfers as the terminal is within walking distance.’
    • ‘Now, significant clusters have formed within driving distance of airport towns such as Carcassonne and Perpignan.’
    • ‘Gelston's men though needed more wickets to keep the run-rate within hailing distance of their own flimsy haul of 126.’
    • ‘Number 48 will appeal to those buyers who want a period property in very good condition within walking distance of their place of work.’
    • ‘How about stopping at the most popular scenic spots that are located within a stones throwing distance from the parking lots?’
    • ‘On the trail of jingo-narcissism, it's difficult to stay within shouting distance of television.’
    • ‘I wanted a good, quiet midprice restaurant within walking distance: the concierge trotted out three, and offered to reserve a table.’
    • ‘As I live within a short walking distance of a river, I was happy to discover that the chance of my home flooding each year is just 1 in 1,000 or less.’
    • ‘As the Lanarkshire club finally moves to within touching distance of breaking even, it will pain him to leave responsibility for it in someone else's hands.’
    • ‘Don't compare the skill, courage, or attitudes of your children with other members of the team, at least within their hearing distance.’