(noun, adjective, verb)


1. located far away spatially

- remote stars

Similar word(s): far, distant

2. very unlikely

- a remote possibility

- a remote contingency

Similar word(s): unlikely, outside

3. separate or apart in time

- the remote past or future

Similar word(s): far, distant, removed

4. inaccessible and sparsely populated

Similar word(s): inaccessible, unaccessible, outback

5. far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship

- a remote relative

- considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics

Similar word(s): faraway, removed, ulterior, distant

Sentences with remote as an adjective:

- A remote operator may control the vehicle with a wireless handset.

- After his fall from the emperor's favor, the general was posted to a remote outpost.

- There was only a remote possibility that we would be rescued as we were far outside of the regular shipping lanes.

- After her mother's death, my friend grew remote for a time while she dealt with her grief.


1. a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance

- he lost the remote for his TV

Definition categories: man–made, device

Sentences with remote as a noun:

- I hate it when my uncle comes over to visit; he always sits in the best chair and hogs the remote.


1. (computing) To connect to a computer from a remote location.