from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Located far away; distant in space.
- adj. Hidden away; secluded: a remote hamlet.
- adj. Distant in time: the remote past.
- adj. Faint; slight: a remote possibility; had not the remotest interest.
- adj. Far removed in connection or relevance: a cause remote from everyday concerns.
- adj. Distantly related by blood or marriage: a remote cousin.
- adj. Distant in manner; aloof.
- adj. Operating or controlled from a distance: remote sensors.
- adj. Computer Science Located at a distance from another computer that is accessible by cables or other communications links: a remote terminal.
- n. A radio or television broadcast originating from a point outside a studio.
- n. A remote control device.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. At a distance; disconnected.
- adj. Distant or otherwise inaccessible.
- adj. Unlikely.
- adj. Emotionally detached.
- n. Short for remote control.
- n. An element of broadcast programming originating away from the station's or show's control room.
- v. To connect to a computer from a remote location.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; -- said in respect to time or to place
- adj. Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; -- in various figurative uses.
- adj. Not agreeing; alien; foreign.
- adj. Not nearly related; not close.
- adj. Separate; abstracted.
- adj. Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant.
- adj. Not obvious or sriking.
- adj. Separated by intervals greater than usual.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Distant in place; not near; far removed: as, a remote country; a remote people.
- Distant or far away, in any sense.
- Mediate; by intervention of something else; not proximate.
- Alien; foreign; not agreeing: as, a proposition remote from reason.
- Separated; abstracted.
- Distant in consanguinity or affinity: as, a remote kinsman.
- Slight; inconsiderable; not closely connected; having slight relation: as, a remote analogy between cases; a remote resemblance in form or color; specifically, in the law of evidence, having too slight a bearing upon the question in controversy to afford any ground for inference.
- In music, having but slight relation. See relation, 8.
- In zoology and botany, distant from one another; few or sparse, as spots on a surface, etc.
- In logic:
- The terms of a syllogism, as contradistinguished from the propositions, which latter are the immediate matter.
- Terms of a proposition which are of such a nature that it is impossible that one should be true of the other.
- Specifically in mycology, separated by a space, as the gills of certain fungi which do not extend quite to the stem.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
- adj. located far away spatially
- adj. inaccessible and sparsely populated
- adj. separate or apart in time
- adj. very unlikely
- adj. far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship
Middle English, from Old French remot, from Latin remōtus, past participle of removēre, to remove; see remove.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French remot, masculine, remote, feminine, from Latin remotus, past participle of removere ("to remove"), from re- + movere ("to move"). (Wiktionary)