- The definition of remote is something that is far away in place or time or a place that is located away from the populated areas.
- An example of remote is California if you live in New York.
- An example of remote is a cabin deep in the woods.
- An example of remote is a time ten years in the future.
- Remote is a device used to control the TV or other electronic equipment.
An example of remote is the controller that comes with your cable box.
- distant in space; far off; far away
- far off and hidden away; secluded
- far off in (past or future) time: a remote ancestor
- distant in connection, relation, bearing, or the like: a question remote from the subject
- distantly related by blood or marriage: a remote cousin
- distant in human relations; aloof: remote and cold in his manner
- slight; faint: a remote chance
- not immediate or primary; far removed in influence: the remote causes
- Comput. occurring or located off-site
Origin of remoteMiddle English from Classical Latin remotus, past participle of removere, to remove
- a usually live broadcast originating outside a studio
- remote control (sense )
- a. Located far away; distant in space.b. Hidden away; secluded: a remote hamlet.
- Distant in time: the remote past.
- Faint; slight: a remote possibility; had not the remotest interest.
- Far removed in connection or relevance: a cause remote from everyday concerns.
- Distantly related by blood or marriage: a remote cousin.
- Distant in manner; aloof.
- Operating or controlled from a distance: remote sensors.
- Computers Located at a distance from another computer that is accessible by cables or other communications links: a remote terminal.
- A radio or television broadcast originating from a point outside a studio.
- A remote control device.
Origin of remoteMiddle English from Old French remot from Latin remōtus past participle of removēre to remove ; see remove .
(comparative remoter, superlative remotest)
- At a distance; disconnected.
- A remote operator may control the vehicle with a wireless handset.
- Distant or otherwise inaccessible.
- 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.
- Emotionally detached.
- After her mother's death, my friend grew remote for a time while she dealt with her grief.
- Short for remote control.
- I hate it when my uncle comes over to visit; he always sits in the best chair and hogs the remote.
- (broadcasting) An element of broadcast programming originating away from the station's or show's control room.
(third-person singular simple present remotes, present participle remoting, simple past and past participle remoted)
- (computing) To connect to a computer from a remote location.
From Middle English, from Old French remot, masculine, remote, feminine, from Latin remotus, past participle of removere (“to remove"), from re- + movere (“to move").