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Remote meaning

remote - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance; " he lost the remote for his TV"
  2. 2. very unlikely; " an outside chance"; " a remote possibility"; " a remote contingency"
  3. 3. Not agreeing; alien; foreign.
  4. 4. Not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection or consanguinity.
  5. 5. Separate; abstracted.
  6. 6. Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant.
  7. 7. Not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance.
  8. 8. Separated by intervals greater than usual.
  9. 9. Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; - said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands.
  10. 10. Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; - in various figurative uses.
  11. 11. Distant; far; not related.

remote - examples of usage

  1. Users may also access remotely sensors and receivers to configure alerts, notifications, and automatic responses for the devices and integrated appliances at the remote location.
  2. Marion secured what boats he wanted; and burnt those more remote. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. The way in which I treat this poor man who happens to cross my path, is the way I should treat my dearest friend, if he were equally poor and unfortunate, and equally remote from personal association with my past life. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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