Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “long-distance”

long-distance

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/ˌlɒŋˈdɪstəns/ COMMUNICATIONS
relating to services, especially telecommunications, that connect places that are long way from each other: long-distance carrier/company/provider Some long-distance carriers are lobbying to gain equal access to mobile phone customers. On a typical weekday the company's long-distance network has about 2 million calls initiated every five minutes. A long-distance service that gives you a package on your most dialed numbers might save you money. He works as a long-distance truck driver . long-distance charges/rates
(Definition of long-distance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of long-distance?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “long-distance” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

from the word go

from the start of something

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More