Definition of distance:
the property created by the space between two objects or points
a distant region; "I could see it in the distance"
size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"
indifference by personal withdrawal; "emotional distance"
the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"
a remote point in time; "if that happens it will be at some distance in the future"; "at a distance of ten years he had forgotten many of the details"
keep at a distance; "we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"
go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners"