One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they measured the distance between Hartwell and Roade Station’
interval, space, span, gap, separation, interspace, stretch, extent
length, width, breadth, depth
2‘binocular vision gives us a perception of distance’
3‘a mix of warmth and distance makes a good neighbour’
aloofness, remoteness, detachment, stand-offishness, unfriendliness, haughtiness, hauteur, coolness, coldness, frigidity
reserve, reticence, restraint, stiffness, formality, unresponsiveness
1‘he had distanced himself from her emotionally’
withdraw, detach, separate, dissociate, remove, isolate, put at a distance, keep at arm's length, set apart, place far off
‘he could see them in the distance’
far away, far off, afar
yonder, just in view
on the horizon, in the background
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