Meaning of “distant” in the English Dictionary

"distant" in British English

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uk /ˈdɪs.tənt/ us /ˈdɪs.tənt/

distant adjective (NOT CLOSE)

B2 far away:

a distant country
She could hear the distant sound of fireworks exploding.

C2 part of your family but not closely related:

a distant relative/cousin
in the distant past/future

far away in the past or future:

At some point in the distant future I would like to have my own house.
in the not-too-distant future

quite soon:

They plan to have children in the not-too-distant future.

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(Definition of “distant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"distant" in American English

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us /ˈdɪs·tənt/

far away in space or time:

She dreamed of traveling to distant lands.
We could hear the sound of distant thunder.

Someone whose manner is distant does not show much emotion and is not friendly.

(Definition of “distant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)