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REMOTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does remote mean? 

REMOTE (noun)
  The noun REMOTE has 1 sense:

1. a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance

  Familiarity information: REMOTE used as a noun is very rare.


REMOTE (adjective)
  The adjective REMOTE has 5 senses:

1. apart in space
2. very unlikely
3. separate or apart in time
4. inaccessible and sparsely populated
5. far apart in nature

  Familiarity information: REMOTE used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


REMOTE (noun)


Sense 1remote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

remote; remote control

Context example:

he lost the remote for his TV

Hypernyms ("remote" is a kind of...):

device (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose)

Holonyms ("remote" is a part of...):

remote-control bomb (a bomb that can be detonated by remote control)


REMOTE (adjective)


Sense 1remote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Apart in space

Synonyms:

remote; distant

Context examples:

distant lands / remote stars

Similar:

far (at a great distance in time or space or degree)


Sense 2remote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very unlikely

Synonyms:

remote; outside

Context examples:

an outside chance / a remote possibility / a remote contingency

Similar:

unlikely (has little chance of being the case or coming about)


Sense 3remote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Separate or apart in time

Synonyms:

removed; remote; distant

Context examples:

distant events / the remote past or future

Similar:

far (at a great distance in time or space or degree)


Sense 4remote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inaccessible and sparsely populated

Synonyms:

outback; remote

Similar:

inaccessible; unaccessible (capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all)


Sense 5remote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Far apart in nature

Context example:

considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics

Similar:

distant (far apart in relevance or relationship)


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