1. (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
- plants of several distinct types
- the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses
- gold is distinct from iron
2. easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
- a distinct flavor
- a distinct odor of turpentine
- a distinct outline
3. constituting a separate entity or part
- on two distinct occasions
4. recognizable; marked
- noticed a distinct improvement
- at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage
5. clearly or sharply defined to the mind
- Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest
- trenchant distinctions between right and wrong
Sentences with distinct as an adjective:
- Her voice was distinct despite the heavy traffic.
- Horses are distinct from zebras.
- Olga's voice is quite distinct because of her accent.