- n. 距离；远方；疏远；间隔
- vt. 疏远；把…远远甩在后面
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dis-, 分开，散开。-st, 站，词源同stand. 即两边分开站的，距离。
- distance:  Etymologically, things that are distant stand far apart from each other. The word comes via Old French from Latin distantia, an abstract noun formed from distāns, the present participle of distāre ‘be remote’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix dis- ‘apart’ and stāre ‘stand’ (source of English state, station, statue, etc and related to English stand).
=> stand, state, station, statue
- distance (n.)
- late 13c., "quarrel, estrangement, discord, strife," from Old French destance (13c.), from Latin distantia "a standing apart," from distantem (nominative distans) "standing apart, separate, distant," present participle of distare "stand apart," from dis- "apart, off" (see dis-) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand, set down, make or be firm" (see stet).
Meaning "remoteness, space between things or places" is late 14c. The figurative sense of "aloofness" is the same as in stand-offish. Phrase go the distance (1930s) seems to be originally from the prize ring, where the word meant "scheduled length of a bout."
- distance (v.)
- 1570s (transitive); 1640s (intransitive), from distance (n.). Related: Distanced; distancing.
- 1. Jay had always tended to keep his girlfriends at a distance.
- 2. He stares detachedly into the middle distance, towards nothing in particular.
- 3. By half distance we held a comfortable two-lap lead.
- 4. Even from a distance the effect of his fox costume was stunning.
- 5. Kenya's long distance runners have taken the athletics world by storm.
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