English definition of “distance”
LENGTH [C, U] › the length of the space between two places or things: We're only a short distance from my house. He calculated the distance between the Earth and the Sun. Are the shops within walking distance?
PLACE [no plural] › somewhere that is far away, but close enough for you to see or hear the things that are there: I could see Mary in the distance. From a distance, it sounded like a bell ringing.